Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He's the author of 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, and Inspiration and now Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life have all been featured as National Public Television specials.
Dyer holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John's University in New York.
Dr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same.
When he's not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Wayne is writing from his home in Maui.
Excuses Begone! (2009)
Dr. Wayne W Dyer spent 2006 immersed in the ancient teachings of Lao-tzu, studying his monumental tome,
the Tao Te Ching. He read, meditated, lived, and then wrote an essay on each of the 81 verses of the
Tao, which many have called the wisest book ever written. That collection of essays is titled Change
Your Thoughts--Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. He learned, and to this day practices,
what to think through all that Lao-tzu taught him in that year.
Excuses Begone, was also influenced by that eminent master Lao-tzu. Since the Tao Te Ching taught him
what kind of thinking harmonized with our higher selves, he asked Lao-tzu for advice on how to change
long established habits of thought. Wayne realized that knowing what to think does not necessarily clarify how to go about changing a lifetime of habitual thinking. He has drawn on Lao-tzu’s wisdom by contemplating his teachings and asking for his guidance on what it takes to bring about a change in the
long held habits of thought that manifest as excuses.
In this tour, Wayne will take you through the seven questions that constitute the Excuses Begone paradigm and show you how this paradigm worked on himself and how it can work for you. By examining the support system that a person has erected over a long period of time, often going back to early childhood, and putting these time worn thoughts through the seven steps in this paradigm, excuses begin to fade away, and are replaced with thoughts that speak fervently, almost shouting, Yes, you can change any excuse pattern, no matter how long or how pervasive has been the conditioning process.
Wayne has seen people give up a lifetime of being overweight or addicted to all manner of substances by
simply applying the principles that are inherent in the Excuses Begone approach to life.
If you are truly serious about changing any long established habits of thought that have led you to use excuses as your rationale for staying the same, then I encourage you to follow the principles and practices presented in this lecture!
Change your Thoughts, Change your Life: Living The Wisdom Of Tao (2007)
As Seen On Public TV
About the book of the same title
Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.
In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 12 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.”
Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them.
This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way (2004)
In Dr. Wayne Dyer’s public television special, taped live in front of a thousand fans in Boston’s historic theater district, he transforms conventional thinking about making things happen in our lives into a profound understanding of how each person possesses the infinite potential and power to co-create the life he or she desires.
To accomplish this, Dr. Dyer takes the audience through a journey into the seven faces of intention:
Throughout the program, Dr. Dyer illustrates his points with signature stories that move the audience to tears—as well as abundant laughter.
How to Get What You Really, Really Want (2000)
Dr. Dyer, bestselling author of Manifest Your Destiny and many other books teaches you how to start
getting your heart's desire by first, becoming a self-actualized person; second, being independent of
other people's opinions; third, being detached from outcomes; and fourth, being free of any investment
to have power or control over other people. Then-you must banish all doubt from your mind, and know that
you can attract what you want into your life.
Through manifesting with the following four steps, Dr. Dyer teaches you how to reduce the time it takes
from when you decide what you really, really, really, really want in your mind and when it shows up in
1. Wish - for what you want to create.
2. Desire - a willingness to ask for what you want, and then you shall receive it.
3. Will or intention - you must have a hardened will and intend that you will get what you want.
4. Passion - you must be passionate about what you want.
Dr. Dyer ends by saying, "What you think about expands, so think about what you want, not about what
you don't want!"
Improve your life using the wisdom of the ages (1998)
Improve Your Life Using the Wisdom of the Ages: Everyone Has Genius Within Them, You Just Have to Know How to Find It
you will learn from Dr. Wayne W. Dyer how to use and apply ancient wisdom from over 60 of the greatest thinkers and spiritual masters that our world has known--including Jesus, Michelanelo, Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thoreau, Khalil Gibran, Yogananda, and Descartes, to name a few. " Don't die with your music still in you," Dr. Dyer urges, if you want to achieve greatness. You are born on Earth to do your own unique life's work.
Dr. Dyer has uncovered the following steps to becoming a great master in your own right:
* Decide what you truly, deeply want. Discipline your body and mind to focus on this goal.
* Find and feel enthusiasm and unconditional love-without it you will never reach mastery.
* Let go and let God-be in this world but not of it. Get your ego out of the way, and listen to your invisible spirit, for this is the source of your inspiration and truth.
* Detach from the outcome - let go, enjoy yourself, and do what your heart tells you. Follow Thoreau's counsel: Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams with no concept of failure.
* Don't try to control others-instead look at improving yourself. Cultivate your own garden, as Voltaire did.
Many great teachers have said that they must do their life's work or else a part of them will die. However, finding your life's work doesn't mean that you stop doing the everyday, common things such as chopping wood and carrying water-it means that whatever you do, you do it with a new attitude, with enlightenment. Life is a choice-it can be either " Good morning, God", or "Good God, morning." It's up to you.