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Wayne W. Dyer

Mindfulness Practices and Spiritual Tools to Transform Your Life

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    Your thoughts can transform your life.

    Think of something that’s missing from your life. Maybe it’s a fulfilling romantic partnership, artistic success, or financial stability. Whatever it is, think of three obstacles that stand between you and your desire.

    Do you have three obstacles in mind? Good. But there’s something you should know: they’re all wrong!

    There’s only one obstacle that can prevent you from achieving your desires, and it’s the very thought that obstacles exist. That’s how powerful your thoughts are. Stop thinking that there are obstacles standing in your way, and you’ll simply stop encountering them.

    The key message here is: Your thoughts can transform your life.

    Why are your thoughts so powerful? Well, for one thing, thought transcends form. If you’re in the United States but you long to be in Paris, there’s no need to board a plane. You can simply think yourself there. 

    This may sound extreme and highly improbable, what with the physical limitations and geographic realities that prevent you from teleporting yourself from Chicago to Montmartre. But the reality you create with your thoughts is just as valid as physical reality. Once you’ve awakened, you’ll realize that most people put far too much importance on meaningless physical limits. Our thoughts are boundless, and what we can achieve through the power of thought is boundless, too. 

    Perhaps you’re still feeling skeptical about the power of thought. Well, consider this: Apart from the present moment, the whole universe only exists in thought. The Big Bang, the sinking of the Titanic, last week – none of these have any material reality. 

    The same logic applies to the future. Besides the present moment, your life up until now and your life to come are pure, unadulterated thought. And you’re in complete control of your thoughts – meaning you’re in complete control of your life. You can choose not to think about the past in terms of regret, bitterness, or anger. You can choose not to think about the future with worries or negativity. You can choose to center your thoughts on becoming fully present in the here and now.

    Stop thinking that obstacles stand in your way, and they won’t. Stop thinking that physical limitations matter, and they won’t. Stop thinking that you’re defined by your past, and you won’t be. That’s how powerful your thoughts can be.

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    What is The Power of Awakening about?

    The Power of Awakening (2020) is a collection of timeless writings by the late spiritual and motivational leader Wayne Dyer. They provide an accessible yet inspiring exploration of his belief that enlightened thinking can manifest concrete and positive change in the universe.

    Who should read The Power of Awakening?

    • Spiritual seekers ready to connect with a deeper understanding of life
    • Mindfulness devotees interested in exploring the power of thought
    • Self-help fans who want to unlock their higher purpose

    About the Author

    Wayne Dyer was a pioneering spiritual and motivational figure who brought concepts like mindfulness, positive visualization, and the power of intention-setting to the masses. In addition to being a well-known speaker and teacher, Dyer authored over 40 books, 21 of which were New York Times best sellers. He passed away in 2015.

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