Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pay Attention . . .

Yesterday, a very interesting thing happened.

I was rootling around with my Goodreads and trying to get things updated.  Three different Wayne Dyer books are in various stages of not finished/left in the middle.  THREE.  I really like Wayne Dyer - his later works have been really important to me.  I discovered him through my friend, T.  I was saddened when he died last August (2015).

If you know me in the real world, you've heard me say the following many times:
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
It's very much a life mantra for me - and it's very, very true.  For example, one day I heard a woman say that she was always going to have really fat legs no matter how thin she got.  And I thought, "what if you thought of your legs as strong and athletic, and resilient - carrying you everywhere you need and want to go?"  All of a sudden - when you change the way you look at them, those legs change into something magnificent!

How we use our words is so very important.  I am often laughed at and/or teased for asking my friends to relanguage something, but I believe this is too important to let slide.  We are harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else.  For most of us, the channel running in our heads is full of negative, hateful things - things we would NEVER say to a friend or family member, but we willings say them about ourselves.  Nope.  No more.  Change the channel.  Put in a new CD and begin to pave the way to move into the positive.

I digress . . .

So anyway - I'm checking Facebook later in the day, and a friend of mine has posted a short slide show entitled, "12 Things Wayne Dyer Wanted You To Know."  I'm going to share them with you as they appeared, because they are so awesome and important.

  1. Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future isn't guaranteed.
  2. Practice being the kind of person you wish to attract.
  3. Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
  4. Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
  5. How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.
  6. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
  7. When you judge others you don't define them, you define yourself.
  8. Abundance isn't something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
  9. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
  10. You are not stuck where you are unless you choose to be.
  11. Love is co-operation rather than competition.
  12. Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
I clicked "like" on the post, and - as Facebook is wont to do - three other "possibly of interest" little posts pop up.  But only one of them was about Wayne Dyer.  It was the trailer for his film The Shift.

When stuff like this happens, I pay attention.  Clearly the Universe was really trying to get my attention - initially I had thought Wayne Dyer had appeared in my path four times - but it was five because I forgot one of the books from the morning.

Five times.

And then, again on Facebook, Girish posted a Wayne Dyer quote.

SIX times.

And then I forgot to go to Tai Chi (seriously irritated about that because I look forward to it so eagerly every week).  I've been majorly discombobulated for a few weeks - a number of people I know lost their jobs and that always unsettles me even though it's nothing I ever have any control over.  Stuff like this happens when I'm not paying attention . . .

Clearly, I need some retreat time this weekend.  I'm already planning what I want to do and how I will do it.

Here is the trailer - I will be watching the film again this weekend as part of my personal retreat.


Anonymous said...

I find it interesting how the universe wants us to learn things about life. It will present the lesson in different forms until we understand what we are to learn. I'm just sorry that sometimes it takes so long. Some lessons are easier to learn than others.

There is so much truth in the statement of we can only control ourselves and what we want in our life. I am so tired of people telling me what they think I should be doing with my life. I am happy and quite content with my life. I'm guessing these folks aren't as happy with their life. I've also learned over the years that it's okay not to listen to these people, for they know no what they are talking about. We each know ourselves better than anyone else. And we need to follow our truth.

Annie, you certainly are in a soul searching state of mind lately. Reading your blog has helped me keep my soul on the correct path. May your path be unencumbered.

Janice H.

A :-) said...

Janice - so glad you are strong in your path and know what's best for you. That's half the battle :-) And yes, the change of the seasons often does this for me - turns me inward to seek peace within myself :-)

Thank you for your kind words :-)

Kristyn McCain said...

I am a big believer in signs. Unfortunately I don't always pay attention to them.

A :-) said...

Kristyn, sometimes I miss them - but this time it was unmistakable :-)