I went through a rough patch recently and like a typical American I reached for some self-help. I grappled with books on Buddhism, spirituality, religion, mysticism, Deepak Chopra (my favorite man and curiously, endlessly prolific), Eckhart Tolle, Pema Chodron etc. I underlined, highlighted, took notes, meditated and did a lot of yoga. But one of the best summer-uppers I found on how to feel peaceful was in a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer – a biggie in the world of self-development.
This site is about anti-aging and health but I realize I have largely overlooked the arena of mental health and spirituality which has a significant impact on how we age and evolve. If we are stressed and angry we age more quickly, become sick and can be infertile. In life, we are taught to buy expensive creams, cars, clothes and go to the gym to look good but we have overlooked training our minds. We can all be sorcerers, witches, and deities if we learn to control our thoughts and direct them. We can re-vitalize our bodies and our health with our mind. You must think of your mind as a muscle you must learn to flex daily in new directions for rejuvenation and peace.
I am happy I read all of those books because I will now consciously try to teach my child how to think and to be aware of the words which she chooses .. I am still quite overwhelmed by all that I am learning so I thought I would let Dr. Wayne Dyer talk to you directly through my notes on his book. I read these every morning and try very hard to stick to them though I am still re-booting my hard-drive from its deeply ingrained foundation! Continue reading