Wednesday, March 3, 2010
"The Shift" by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
shift ~ to change the place, position or direction: to assume responsibility: dodge: change in judgement or attitude: transfer: to go through a change: verb and noun
I was a newlywed when I first saw Dr. Dyer on the Johnny Carson show talking about his erroneous zones, clueless to what he was saying so I tuned him out but thought he was funny and had a great laugh. Years later he was someone I spoke of frequently to anyone who would listen. Small change from the first time, but still a change. Dr. Dyer had a series of self help tapes I just knew hard headed Charlie could use and they were manifested for me at a garage sale for a dollar. A dollar! Molding Charlie was a little harder than I expected. The day I quit trying was around the time he started sending me emails about the stuff I tried teaching him and I had to wonder what he was thinking all the years I was talking.
My book "The Shift" by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer (http://www.hayhouse.com/details.php?id=4672&utm_id=3313) came in the mail last month. It's a thin book with 112 pages so I assumed it would be a fast read. I carried it in my purse and at first, read from whatever page I opened the book. Page 41: The truth is that we don't have to do a thing in order to validate ourselves as worthy and valuable. Had we done nothing except be godlike, we'd fulfill our own dharma. Ironically, we would most likely have created a larger and more impressive resume. I have nothing to prove, it said, so I took a day off from reading. I tossed and turned at night worrying about my review and as I read The Shift, it helped explain the ego's need to control. Let go and let God it said. I have lived much of my life in this way when it came to raising children, being a wife and daughter, but this is my first writer's ego moment. Page 44 was a sigh of relief! "I'm not my work. I'm not my accomplishments. I live, breathe and work from my authentic self. I do not do writing, I am writing and writing is me."
This is a book you will enjoy reading over and over, I will use its pages like flash cards for a more fulfilled life. Ambition that has meaning and purpose coming from a place of oneness sure feels better than making it to the finish line alone. Charlie might like reading this after he finds it in his Easter basket, but I have a feeling he's putting one in my basket as well!