10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace Hardcover – May 1 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Popular motivational lecturer and bestselling author Wayne Dyer's latest book is a small volume that reveals some basic principles for changing one's outlook on life. Ten Secrets for Success and Inner Peace is a simple, honest guide to living happily. Among his recommendations: have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing, treat yourself as if you already are what you'd like to be, and wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. Dyer's words are complemented by pastel-colored watercolors; the plush cover and small size make this a good gift.
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Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing sounds easy until you think about how much conditioning has taken place in your life, and how many of your current thoughts were influenced by geography, the religious beliefs of your ancestors, the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes, the political orientation of your parents, your size, your gender, the schools that were selected for you, and the vocation of your great-grandparents, to list only some possibilities. Read the first page
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FOR SUCCESS when it first came out a few years ago . . . however, I'm glad I was able to find it now because
it contained many powerful ideas for changing my life--and yours, too, in most likelihood) . . . though a mere 158 pages with a lot of white space, I'd still give it my highest recommendation for either personal reading or gift giving.
The ideas may seem pretty basic, but if you read the accompanying
explanation in the book, you'll see that they take on a lot more
significance when Dyer gives his unique spin on each one:
The First Secret:
Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.
The Second Secret:
Don't die with your music still in you.
The Third Secret:
You can't give away what you don't have.
The Fourth Secret:
The Fifth Secret:
Give up your personal history.
The Sixth Secret:
You can't solve a problem with the same mind that created it.
The Seventh Secret:
There are no justified resentments.
The Eighth Secret:
Treat yourself as if you already are what you'd like to be.
The Ninth Secret:
Treasure your divinity.
The Tenth Secret:
Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.
I also liked how Dyer used a relatively popular technique of
introducing each chapter with quotes . . . yet what made these
interesting was that I had not seen many of them reviously . . . forinstance:
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront to oneself
or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells
Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists
in his error.Read more ›
Wayne Dyer encourages his readers to choose a path and then to consciously embark on a journey towards inner peace. Throughout this book you will find quotes to complement the ten chapters. Each chapter explores a different secret and who would not want to escape into a book of secrets? I was intrigued.
The first chapter explores attachment and opens your mind to new possibilities. At some point in your life, you start to explore your beliefs and compare them to what you learned as a child. Wayne Dyer can say one sentence and you might become more aware of who you truly are. It happened to me when he was giving a lecture on Public Television and his books have continued to inspire me over the years. I had never thought of myself as a spiritual being and that one aspect alone encouraged me to live as if I was truly immortal. Suddenly things I thought were important paled in comparison to what really was important.
"10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace" is an empowering book that explores the miracle of life and future possibilities. I loved Wayne's thoughts on love.
True love means you love a person for what they are, not for what you think they should be. ~Wayne W. Dyer
There are some life-changing tips about living in a more positive way. Choosing peace and forgiveness are definite options. I can almost guarantee that one sentence in this book will put you on a more positive path in your life.
Wayne Dyer has keys and all you have to do is add the keys to your spiritual key chain so you can unlock doors you never thought were possible to unlock. Since our thoughts can dramatically change our lives, I'm thankful for Wayne Dyer's willingness to share his beautiful and often life-changing wisdom.
You might also enjoy the "Inner Peace Cards" by Wayne Dyer
The book itself makes a great gift. It's got beautiful artwork, ancient quotations interspersed throughout the text, and enlightening poetry as well. Surrounding the ancient wisdom are 11 short chapters portraying Wayne's wise and peaceful message. He writes with simplicity. And although the book is probably meant to be read in one sitting, you can turn to any page, any time, and absorb some of its comforting wisdom. Dyer writes of the importance of meditation, but I don't think he realized that reading his book is a meditation in itself!
His ten secrets are nothing new. But Dyer's extraordinary writing makes them feel fresh. My favorite "secrets" of his are, " Give Up Your Personal History," and "There Are No Justified Resentments." He acknowledges the existence of your past, but he persuasively reminds the reader that the past has no logical connection to the present. In a similar vein, resentments are created in your mind, since all relationships are not concrete objects, but ideas held within the mind. Hard truths to acknowledge - but coming to live Wayne's wisdom can bring inner peace like nothing else can. He also emphasizes the need for silence, living out your life's mission (a.k.a., "your music"), and the miracles made possible by having an open mind.
For those of a more rational nature, Dyer's eastern wisdom actually parallels many of the ideas found in western psychology. For example, a famous quote often cited by Wayne is, "As you think, so shall you be." The essence of all of Wayne Dyer's materials can be summed up in those seven words. But in a similar vein, cognitive behavioral therapy from the west can be summed up by those words as well.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I would recommend this book to everyone.
It's easy reading and very interesting and light
This is whyI gave it a 5'star rating
This is one of my most favorite books. I think it is Dyer's best. It is a book of basic principles for peace and happiness - a wonderful book to keep at hand and to center your... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by Stephen Gerads
Wayne Dyer has made a living off testing the socio-spiritual wind and writing to "catch the breeze" that is blowing. Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by R. Eddy
The secret to this book is organization and appearance. Of course, having solid principles that we all would benefit from learning about life is key also! Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by Francis , a teacher
Dr. Dyers has taken 10 simple secrets and turned them into commandments if you want succes & true peace today. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by Janie Wiltshire
There are many people who can benefit from the wisdom of Wayne Dyer. Of course, I feel that I am one of them because this book has changed my life! Read morePublished on April 12 2004
Wayne has showed the miracle again - how to transform your inenr peace and happiness to get things done. This might be one of the most inspring bokks written by Wayne.Published on April 7 2004
As usual Mr. Dyer takes something simple and makes it complex. He has a right to his viewpoint for sure, but let's base it on something substantial. Read morePublished on April 6 2004
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