A new friend of mine in Dubai told me about the Wayne Dyer movie, The Shift, which some of you may have already seen. He sent me a link to the movie that you can find here:
It’s been a while since I’ve read or watched anything from Wayne Dyer. This movie made me remember how helpful Dyer’s ideas can be. I love what Dyer says in The Shift about needing different behaviors in the afternoon of our life than we had in the morning of our life. The movie explains the problems with the ego very well. I highly recommend viewing this film.
I went back to my personal library and re-read sections of several of Dyer’s books. In the book, The 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, he writes about many of the ideas that are also in his movie One of the ten secrets in this particular book is Wisdom is Avoiding All Thoughts that Weaken You.
In the chapter about wisdom, Dyer writes:
Every single thought you have can be assessed in terms of whether it strengthens or weakens you . . . Authentic wisdom is the ability to monitor yourself at all times to determine your relative state of weakness or strength, and to shift out of those thoughts that weaken you . . . You have the choice each day to wake up and say, “Good morning, God” or “Good God, morning!” It’s always a choice.
Most of us know that our thoughts profoundly affect our lives, but we don’t always take the time to really notice whether our thoughts are strengthening us or weakening us. When you add emotion and feelings in the mix with our thoughts and beliefs, we can get very confused.
This is where I have noticed that deep appreciation helps so much. It’s difficult to be grateful for your life, and be thinking a thought that weakens you. I found myself caught up in a spiral of weak thoughts on Tuesday, and it helped me so much to choose to think about all the goodness in my life, and let go of dwelling on frustrations or situations that I do not control. In essence, I was following my own advice from Monday. 🙂
Is there any place in your life where deep appreciation could help you to strengthen your thoughts?