The Camino de Santiago continues to have an enormous effect on my life. One of my favorite changes is a new interest in a plethora of spiritual authors. One of my favorites, Wayne Dyer, passed away last August. He is an absolute legend and sold over 35 million books. This man was true to his written words. In one of his books, he discussed how owning stuff ends up owning you. At the age of 65, he was divorced and at a crossroads. He summoned his assistant to his Florida home where he lived for three decades. He told her, “I want you to get rid of everything I own, and then I want you to put this place up for sale. Here is the key; I am done here. I’ll tell my children that they have first choice on everything in there. The rest you are to dispose of. Give it all away.” He then moved to Maui without a single possession.
Here are some exceptional Wayne Dyer quotes:
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
“When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out – because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.”
“Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.”
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
“When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.”
“The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.”
“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
Enjoy this fine day and try to find some Wayne Dyer peace in your life.