The Magnolia Story

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus

You are here: Home - Books - Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao


Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao By Wayne W. Dyer Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life Living the Wisdom of the Tao Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus a God realized being named Lao tzu in ancient China dictated verses which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existen

  • Title: Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
  • Author: Wayne W. Dyer
  • ISBN: 9781401911843
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao By Wayne W. Dyer Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God realized being named Lao tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with worFive hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God realized being named Lao tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.In this book, Dr Wayne W Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao tzu to today s modern world This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne s researching of 12 of the most well respected translations of text that have survived for than 25 centuries Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today Some of the chapter titles are Living with Flexibility, Living Without Enemies, and Living by Letting Go Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called Doing the Tao Now Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao tzu s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao tzu wanted you to know them.This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day As Wayne says, This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you ll l
    Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao By Wayne W. Dyer

    • ☆ Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao ☆ Wayne W. Dyer
      220 Wayne W. Dyer

    One thought on “Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

    1. Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* on said:

      A book by Wayne W Dyer is typically a book I would not pick up But this particular book of his was about the Tao Te Ching written by Lao tzu in ancient China about 2500 years ago a book I typically pick up on a regular basis cause I love it The Tao is only 81 verses long, but there have been many translations over the years The one I am most familiar with is the translation, Tao Te Ching A New English Version written by Stephen Mitchell, and is probably the easiest to follow Dyer used several tr [...]

    2. Debbie Petersen on said:

      At some point today, notice an instance of annoyance or irritation you have with another person or situation Decide to do the Tao or practice the Way in that moment by turning inward with curiosity about where you are on the continuum between desire and allowing Permit the paradox of wanting the irritant to vanish and allowing it to be what it is.As I was attempting to read through and absorb this very first lesson, I was given an excellent opportunity to put it into practice My 13 year old son [...]

    3. Cindy on said:

      Wayne Dyer chose a most appropriate title for this book because changing your thoughts WILL change your life.This book came along at the perfect time for me because I realized my thoughts were getting in the way of me finding true happiness and purpose in life Unfortunately most of us are riddled with negative thoughts throughout the day, whether it s what we believe to be true about ourselves, or what we assume others are thinking about us Both will bring nothing but frustration, low self estee [...]

    4. Natali on said:

      I don t think I read this book in the manner in which it was intended It is a deconstruction of the 81 verses of the Tao At the end of each chapter, there is a daily assignment to practice the discussed mantra I powered through the book like a novel, either at the gym or on the subway I feel like that was the wrong way to do it because I didn t take an afternoon to spend time with a frog, or take an hour long walk to observe nature, or find a homeless person and send him her a prayer of happines [...]

    5. Melissa on said:

      EXCELLENT book Wonderfully expressed interpretations of the Tao Te Ching If everyone lived by these simple guildlines and wisdom, there would be no war, no crime and a unity that is unfathomable based on our current world One can t help but feel wonderful while reading this book Great source of grounding GREAT read, just before bed.

    6. 阿睿 on said:

      Assuming these new age self help gurus are guilty of being woo woo shamans until they prove otherwise has generally spared me a lot of disappointment, though I do try to avoid being cynical if I can help it My first encounter with Wayne Dyer, however, doesn t break the mold as one could ve guessed from my one star rating My low opinion isn t so much about the content of Dyer s ongoing ramblings he s packaged as advice Let s be nice, less controlling of other people, mindful of our impact on the [...]

    7. MeLita on said:

      I cannot get thru this book Both the Tao and Wayne W.Dyer have good teachings, have good deep points But for me, Wayne Dyer comments opinion about MOST of the Tao s passage are irrelevant and SOOOOOO unconnected.I think it is a big mistake to research and study the Tao from the translations , I think if he really wants to study the Tao deeply then it must be from the original Chinese I mean, it is okay for us who are not writing a book to study and compare the Tao from the translations BUT to wr [...]

    8. Mindy on said:

      I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book I had SO MANY AHHA moments it was unbelievable I actually FEEL BETTER now that I have read this book It has definitely CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER Here is a summary of my favorite partsJourney of a thousand miles begins with a single step Stay in this moment NOW You are DOING NOTHING, rather you are being DONE Allow, let go of control, shift your awareness.No storm lasts forever When something seems incapable of handling, know that this too shall pass.The rules you make [...]

    9. Andrea on said:

      A bit about me anyone who knows my bookshelf and my audio bookshelf knows I love Wayne Dyer I ve read or listened to most of his books and re read or re listen to them often This is my favorite one, as of today Here he applies his trademark straightforward, humorous, and totally liveable approach to the Tao Wonderful advice wisdom It s not HIS wisdom that I love, but his way of breaking down the Tao and explaining it in ways that are useful and likeable, and most of all, memorable I find myself [...]

    10. drozda on said:

      this book arrived as a gift from a far away clientI don t believe she had any idea that I have been a dedicated student of the TAO te Ching for 38 years and that I collect translations Dr Wayne Dyer has created a thoroughly researched and thoughtful text for anyone interested in using the TAO as a life path.

    11. Roger on said:

      It s always good to think positive And there are some good suggestions in this book BUT, there is a difference between thinking positive and wishful thinking Those that would claim the power of intention as a scientific law would do well to understand that from a scientific standard this is laughable At best, it is a theory surrounded by belief not facts, but supposition of facts Just because someone believes something, doesn t make it so The notion of believing we can manifest whatever we want [...]

    12. Nila on said:

      This is one of those book that are much easier to read then apply I m really not sure how something so simple as living in the present moment could be so hard to remember but it is, worrying about the past,scared about future Dr Dyer has an easy way of writing that makes you want to keep trying to improve yourself He is right throughout the book simple positive thoughts, you do have the control Change your perspective,change your world for the better.Best when reread as needed to remind yourself [...]

    13. Jennifer Senne on said:

      I actually borrowed this from the library as a book on cd I played it in my car as I was driving my children all over for swimming lessons, to the park, wherever It is fantastic My husband actually listened to it and suggested that we purchase it for our own collection It quotes all of the verses of the Tao and gives you practical ways to live the way of the Tao It definitely changed my life.

    14. Bruce on said:

      Wayne Dyer is a favourite of mine and autographed my hardback copy of this book in January when I was in Maui This ancient wisdom is timeless We study personal leadership for years and now here it all is, presented as a basic truth of human existence.

    15. Sarah Storjohann on said:

      One of my favorite writers and people in this world Takes the Tao Te Ching and transforms it into something we can relate to, with meditations and wonderful nuggets of information bringing this spirituality into my every day life has helped me immensely Wonderful read for anyone

    16. Lynne Mohler-Musgrave on said:

      Loved this book, so many of the ideas are what I have always believed

    17. Donna on said:

      I liked this book It gave me a few good ideas I usually like suggestions on how to take action A always seem to get something out of each book and this one was no different.

    18. Jenn on said:

      A profound thought provoking book So many passages appealed to me, highlighted affirmations that really went straight to my heart Something for everyone no matter what your beliefs are.

    19. Kathy on said:

      I ve always loved Dyer s books, and after his death, I wanted to read another He undertook a huge project with this one, and it s not a book to hurry through I ve made my way through it once, and I think I ve only begun

    20. Hanna on said:

      Like some other reviewers here, I also read this in a way other than that suggested by the author and narrator of this audiobook I listened to it whilst walking the dog, and driving the car mainly, and I knew very early on that this is a book that I will be reading again, hopefully many times I will let Lao Tzu, through Wayne, guide me on a daily basis, verse by verse at some point but I am happy with my first experience of the Tao Te Ching Dao De Jing Walking through the woods with my dog chasi [...]

    21. David Feinstein on said:

      Dr Dyer helps western readers of today understand the sayings of the Tao He interprets them for us to use in our everyday lives, as he has The overall feeling of the book is one of calm acceptance and can help those who read it to reach this calm acceptance for themselves.Dyer uses concepts such as trusting in your own nature, living contented, getting flexible in your thinking, to name a few.One of the things I like about Dyer s work is that he wants you to DO something with these ideas For one [...]

    22. Carlton Brown on said:

      What a beautiful book Two main reasons Ageless words of wisdom 81 verses from a timeless Sage, Lao Tzu Father of Taoism , and a practical and modern interpretation for our lives by another Sage, Wayne Dyer, who continuously reminds us how to practically take this into our lives and embrace the world we create each day I m on my 2nd reread and when i emerge from my morning meditation a few verses of this book, a cup of coffee, some lovely music gets my day off to a great start making me feel ever [...]

    23. Marty on said:

      Fantastic book I love the clarity of Dyer s thoughts practical interpretations of the 2500 year old Tao Te Ching I knew very little about Taoism before reading this book It supports my own spiritual beliefs those of most major religions I can honestly say that this book is changing my life daily I am currently on my 3rd reread It is a perfect way to start the day in a meaningful reflective way.

    24. Sonny Zaide on said:

      When I first saw this book, I thought it was just going to be just another touchy feely flowery interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, but it was not the case Although there were a few parts that seemed slightly far fetched as far as self help is concerned, I truly enjoyed this book for its modern interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, not just from a self help standpoint, but from a philosophical and practical standpoint as you can actually use practice some of these things Definitely worth it.

    25. Caitlin on said:

      I read this slowly, about one verse a night I really appreciated Dr Dyer s analysis after every verse It really helped it sink in and connected the verses to the modern world From here, I will use a regular copy of the Tao Te Ching to reflect on each night But I am grateful for this interpretation Don t judge this book by the cover

    26. Catherine on said:

      He helps to make the Tao clearer He talks about spiritual light and gives the feeling that everything is within your reach all your love and aspirations He talks about loving you because you can t give away what you don t have If you don t love yourself, how can you love anyone else, so love yourself first.

    27. Collette on said:

      I love this guy Always have A true philosopher, a spirit we should all listen to He takes an in depth look at the Tao, an ancient spiritual directive text I love it I will read it off and on for filling my spiritual cup.

    28. Kristen on said:

      Not much to say about this one I enjoyed contemplating the different Ways of Tao It does make me wonder how anything would get done if we all followed Tao, All of the time I do believe in the idea that sometimes you need to embrace your ego and your emotional side.

    29. Melanie on said:

      Another great book by Dr Wayne on how to live life in a positive manner It makes one realize how quickly we can get derailed from staying on a life appreciating path.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *