- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Reprint edition (January 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140191750X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401917500
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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Affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was an internationally renowned author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of self-development. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books (21 of which became New York Times bestsellers), created numerous audio programs and videos, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone!, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now were all featured as National Public Television specials. Wayne held a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University, had been an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York, and honored a lifetime commitment to learning and finding the Higher Self. In 2015, he left his body, returning to Infinite Source to embark on his next adventure. Website: www.DrWayneDyer.com
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As I was reading it, I had this constant yin yang banter going on in my head:
"What? Wait! That's not right!"
"Oh, that's good. I like that."
"No no no - mindless passivity is not the way of the Tao."
"Oh wait, mindful action - that's better. I like that."
On the positive side, there is a lot of wisdom in this book.
On the negative side, I don't think Dr. Dyer actually understands the Tao very deeply at all.
Apparently, he spent a year studying the Tao Te Ching in order to write this book.
By comparison, I know folks who've spent decades studying the Tao Te Ching and would tell you plainly that they're still working on understanding it.
I don't know Dr. Dyer or any of his other work, and it's possible that he's enlightened enough to "get it" after only a year of study. Certainly sometimes he's spot on.
Other times, however, it seems to me he misses the point and substitutes his own world view for that of Lao Tzu.
One of the biggest problems for me, I think, is that he overlays the Tao with God - explicitly here and there, but more importantly implicitly throughout the book.
From my understanding, the Tao of Lao Tzu has little in common with the typical Western view of God
- and that indicates to me a lack of real understanding about the Tao.
If you like Dr. Dyer's other efforts, I suspect you'll like this book.
If you're looking for deep exposition on the nature of the Tao and how to live The Way of Virtue, I think you're better off looking elsewhere.
This book is very inspiring, it reviews each chapter of the Tao in only 2-3 pages. Short, concise and easy to understand. Loved the book, still studying daily.
Apparently, he took time off and went to Hawaii or some other island paradise to decompress.
He read his way through the Tao Te Ching one chapter a day, thought about it, then sat down and wrote something in between an interpretation, an analysis, and a reflective essay. (It is not easy to come up in between three things without the use of a Venn diagram, but he did.)
This is a very well written work that addresses fresh insights and efficient responses to the human condition.
The philosophy of the Tao is one half of the two views China developed on how to live. Obviously, the other stands in total opposition to the Taolsm. (Tao says, "fugedabowdit." Confucious says,"Yo, Beeahch! Do something.)
Sometimes a new bottle releases flavors missed before. This is a surprisingly very good book. Nudge...nudge. Buy it!