“Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.” – Wayne W. Dyer
One of the most beloved and influential motivational speakers, self-help authors, and spiritual teachers of our time, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, has passed away, according to information from his family. He impacted the lives of thousands of people through his words and teachings, and awakened many people to the reality that lies beyond the one we see everyday. He wrote many notable books about spirituality and how we can realize our own potential by simply looking within, quieting our minds, and living through our hearts. Some of his works include Your Erroneous Zones, one of the best-selling books of all time with 35 million copies sold, The Power of Intention, and The Shift.
He was not afraid of dying, and simply saw it as another adventure to go on. Even though the universe has taken him elsewhere to live out his soul’s plan, he left behind many important lessons we can all apply to our lives today.
Here are 11 important life lessons we can learn from Wayne Dyer:
1. Only you can control your reality.
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
“When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.”
“Your reputation is in the hands of others. That’s what the reputation is. You can’t control that. The only thing you can control is your character.”
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“You must become the producer, director and actor in the unfolding story of your life.”
“A non-doer is very often a critic- that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.”
2. All change begins from within.
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
“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.”
“You’ll see it when you believe it.”
“Not only do you become what you think about, but the world also becomes what you think about. Those who think that the world is a dark place are blind to the light that might illuminate their lives. Those who see the light of the world view the dark spots as merely potential light.”
3. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
“Practice being the kind of person you wish to attract.”
“My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.”
4. You can set the standards for how amazing your life will be.
“Here is an affirmation for today: I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy!”
“Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles.”
“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.”
“By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
5. Live your passions.
“Begin with the end in mind. Start with the end outcome and work backwards to make your dream possible.”
“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”
“Don’t die with the music still in you.”
6. Wake up each day with thankfulness in your heart.
“Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.”
“Each experience in your life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten you to the next place, and the next place, up to this very moment.”
7. Have a “yes” mindset about life.
“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it.”
“I am realistic – I expect miracles.”
“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.”
“I have absolutely no limits on what I intent to create.”
8. Spread kindness like you’ll never run out of it.
“When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.”
“When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace”
“If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.”
“Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love, and I send that love out into the world.”
9. Correct your mindset, and your life will transform.
“Heaven is a state of mind, not a location.”
“No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.”
“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.”
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.”
10. Don’t let fear or rejection stop you from following your dreams.
“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”
“We are divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.”
“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.”
“I am thankful to all those who said no. It’s because of them, I did it myself.”
“There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.”
11. Learn to appreciate silence.
“Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. When you’re able to transcend an aversion to silence, you’ll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated.”
“Embrace silence since meditation is the only way to truly come to know your Source. ”