Friday, July 23, 2010

What I'm Reading

I've had this book since it first came out, but just hadn't been able to get through it. Which is extremely unusual when it comes to anything by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I've been reading his writing for years. I've even been fortunate to attend one of his live lectures.

But, as the saying goes: When the studen is ready, the teacher will appear. I guess I'm finally ready to hear what this book has to say. Here's the cover and the product details from Amazon.

Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be somewhat challenging.

If I changed, it would create family dramas . . . I’m too old or too young . . . I’m far too busy and tired . . . I can’t afford the things I truly want . . . It would be very difficult for me to do things differently . . . and I’ve always been this way . . . may all seem to be true, but they’re in fact just excuses. So the business of modifying habituated thinking patterns really comes down to tossing out the same tired old excuses and examining your beliefs in a new and truthful light.

In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.

You’ll ultimately realize that there are no excuses worth defending, ever, even if they’ve always been part of your life—and the joy of releasing them will resonate throughout your very being. When you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you’ll awaken to the life of your dreams.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I'm at the river with my mom and step-dad. It's a little sad, in that my uncle and aunt were supposed to be here with us for this week too. But my uncle's health is failing and he wasn't able to make the trip. I'm really disappointed, and we miss them being here, but we're going to make the best of it (even in the 100 degree heat/100% humidity).

Have a great one!!

Peace and love,

1 comment:

Liza said...

I'm currently reading Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill. It's the latest in her Chicagoland Vampire series. I love Merit and Ethan and can't wait to see what happens if they finally admit their feelings for one another. Up next is Faerie Fire...which I hope to read before RWA, but not sure I'll be able to pull it off.