What a challenge I have met in the book I am reading. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao, by Wayne Dyer.
I’ve spent the past several years trying to live my life with intention…of course, several things have cropped up along the way that I wasn’t choosing to include. Nothing is wasted, though. I’ve met wonderful people, heard beautiful thoughts, and I’ve continued to explore how my faith can include ways of thinking that aren’t the in-the-box ways of thinking. I want more from life, and I want to know that I’m doing all I can to bring the most to life, too.
So, I’ve been reading good books. Yes, I’m pretty much a non-fiction reader. This is how I know to challenge myself, though. Art Brownstein’s Extraordinary Healing is a wonderful book. In fact, I’m on my second reading of it and bought a hard copy of the book to go along with my Kindle version. He has really challenged me, as has Kundalini, to use the mind and breath to really benefit my body. And that’s where Wayne Dyer’s book has come into play. The Wisdom of the Tao has been in existence for a very long time. There is so much wisdom in the world that we tend to ignore because it isn’t new, but old knowledge can be some of the best. The action item that has been the hardest for me so far is the one that says to ‘say nothing’ in the face of annoyance. I’m really trying to practice each of the verses and the wisdom they impart, but that one is rather hard–staying quiet isn’t something I do well. But I so want to live the best life I can, embracing all that God has provided me, that I’m willing to try.
Life isn’t dull, and it isn’t quiet. I’m attempting to live in a quieter place, while growing and exploring. I’m enjoying most of the journey.
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi