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81 Wayne Dyer Affirmations to Heal Your Life from the Tao Te Ching

The following affirmations are taken from Wayne Dyer’s book, Living the Wisdom of the Tao, in which he writes his inspirations, ideas, and affirmations to accompany each verse of the Tao te Ching, one of the most influential spiritual books of all time.

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81 Wayne Dyer Affirmations from Living the Wisdom of the Tao

To work with these affirmations, Dyer recommends you choose one affirmation per day, and repeat that affirmation to yourself as a reflection throughout the day, both during your normal routine and in a state of meditation. You could also slow down your practice and choose one every several days, or one per week. In his own life, Dyer writes that spent an entire year working with these verses, changing his affirmation once every four days.

The result? An increased sense of presence, peace, and abundance flowed to him effortlessly. He began to see new connections and relationships among different aspects of his life, and raised his awareness to a higher perspective, in order to begin living in better alignment with spirit, or source energy.

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  1. I choose to enjoy living the Great Mystery. The Tao that can be named is not the Tao.
  2. When my work is done, it is forgotten. That is why it lasts forever.
  3. I know that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is The Way.
  4. The all-providing Tao is empty, yet inexhaustible.
  5. I work at eliminating all my judgments of others.
  6. I pay attention to my inner callings and apply my own uniqueness to everything I undertake.
  7. It is through selfless action that I experience my own fulfillment.
  8. I live in accordance with nature and therefore never go against the way of things.
  9. When my cup is full, I stop pouring.
  10. I suspend my belief in opposites by seeing myself in all.
  11. The usefulness of what is depends upon what is not.
  12. I choose to ignore the seductive lure of acquisition and fame.
  13. I see myself as everything. I love myself as everyone.
  14. Discovering how things have always been brings me into harmony with The Way.
  15. The place of my origination is stillness, from which all creation originates.
  16. Amidst the rush of worldly comings and goings I observe how all endings become beginnings.
  17. I fully trust that others do know what is best for them.
  18. I act virtuously. I do not need rules to be kind and just.
  19. I am moral, profitable , and a genius extraordinaire, regardless of what any transcript or bank statement might say.
  20. I am doing nothing. Rather, I am being done.
  21. How do I know the way of all things at the beginning? I see it within myself.
  22. I resist any brokenness by being flexible and bending when storms appear.
  23. In all of nature, no storm can last forever.
  24. Boasting and showing off are examples of superfluous exceses. These practices must be uprooted, thrown out, and left behind forever.
  25. I come from greatness. I attract greatness. I am greatness.
  26. I have the ability to stay poised and centered regardless of what goes before me.
  27. What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job?
  28. As I preserve my original qualities I can do or govern anything. I live with radical humility.
  29. There is a time for being ahead. There is a time for being behind. There is a time for being in motion. There is a time for being at rest. There is a time for being vigorous. There is a time for being exhausted.
  30. Whatever strains with force will soon decay. I eschew any and all forms of violence. I take the line of least resistance in all of my actions.
  31. I allow my highest nature to come forward by bringing love to the places where I used to live in hatred.
  32. I trust in the perfect goodness of the Tao to guide and direct me wherever it will . I allow my thoughts and ideas to be carried by the great wave of the Tao.
  33. I am replacing my desire for power over others with my efforts to understand and master myself in any and all situations. The things I love I have to learn to leave alone.
  34. By not claiming greatness, I achieve greatness.
  35. When I look for it, there is nothing to see. When I listen for it, there is nothing to hear. When I use it, it cannot be exhausted. This is the great Tao.
  36. I seek out obscurity by suppressing any desires for attention or recognition.
  37. The Tao does nothing, but leaves nothing undone.
  38. I trust my essential nature. I let go of all polarities, and I live in the indivisible oneness of the Tao. Goodness and Godness are one, and I trust who I am, a child of God.
  39. I am a piece of the whole, and I act in accordance with the wholeness of the Tao.
  40. I bow to the All Creative Power from which I came and to which I am returning.

Meditations from Living the Wisdom of the Tao – Morning Affirmations Part

41. By following the Way, I do not become complicated, extraordinary, or prominent. Rather, I become subtle, simple, and uncomplicated.

42. I release attachment to all objects, status, people, and institutions. I gain by losing. I lose by gaining.

43. The softest of all things overrides the hardest of all things.

44. I let go of my need for more, and live in a state of pure gratitude. Giving is replacing my demand for more.

45. The experience of inner peace is my true gauge of all accomplishments.

46. There is no greater loss than losing my connection to the Tao. I find the bliss of eternity in my contentment.

47. Without going out the door, I can know the world. Without looking out the window, I can see the ways of heaven.

48. In order to enliven my experience of the Tao and live by its principles, I practice decreasing my reliance on things.

49. It is my choice to be kind to those who are kind. It is my choice to be kind to those who are unkind, because the nature of my being is kindness, and that is all I have to give away.

50. I am an immortal spiritual being having a temporary human experience.

51. The Great Tao has no expectations for me, no demands, no battles or wars to fight, and no history to live up to.

52. All under heaven have a common beginning. This beginning is the mother of the world and my eternal mother.

53. If I have even a little sense, I walk in the Great Way and my only fear is straying. I live honourably, I see myself in all others.

54. I am like a great wave of energy that illuminates a room. Everyone sees the light and becomes affected.

55. I attract the cooperative power of the Tao when I release the need to control anyone’s life, including my own.

56. Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know. The less I care about the approval of others the more approval I receive.

57. I work at allowing all others to trust in their highest nature, rather than imposing my rules and regulations on them. Moreover, I am free to be myself. I do not have to live by anyone else’s rules.

58. Bad fortune has good fortune hiding within it, and good fortune is what bad fortune hides in.

59. I practice living without limits by gathering virtue and modeling it.

60. When I refrain form thoughts of harm directed toward others, I accumulate all the benefits of life.

61. My loved ones and I cannot and will not be impacted by the presence of evil anywhere in the world. By staying calm and under the radar, others will ultimately join me in friendship and trust.

62. I am a Divine creation of the Tao, as are all others. I cast out no one. Rather, I cast out wickedness by elevating others with my deeds.

63. I see simplicity in the complicated. I do great things while they are small. I can get anywhere from here.

64. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. A tree grows from one seedling.A tower starts with one brick.

65. Because I know that I do not know, I am guided to find my own way.

66. I do not put myself above others or see myself as superior to anyone. I am like the great ocean, where all streams flow to me because I stay low, and thus, I am a servant to all.

67. I live the three treasures of mercy, frugality, and humility in all of my dealings with others.

68. Whatever I fight weakens me. Whatever I cooperate with strengthens me.

69. There is no greater misfortune than feeling I have an enemy, for when I have an enemy, there is no room for God.

70. I want to think like God thinks, to act as God acts, to live a God-realized life.

71. I trust that a happy, contented mind that is sick of being sick will have a happy, contented body.

72. My body is perfect, born at precisely the right time, and this is my perfect age. I accept myself as I am, and I surrender to the natural course of my body’s destiny.

73. It is my intention to emulate heaven’s way by listening more, speaking less, and trusting that my answers will come without any screaming. I slow my pace so that it harmonizes with heaven’s way.

74. I realize that all things change; therefore, there is nothing for me to hold on to. By not fearing death, there is nothing that I cannot achieve.

75. I place fewer and fewer demands upon others, and especially myself. I am free to commune with nature, work, play, read, or just do nothing.

76. I choose to be strong by being soft and pliable, rather than inflexible, brittle, and hard.

77. I can keep on giving because there is no end to my wealth. I am pleased to offer my surpluses to others.

78. I remain serene in the midst of sorrow and therefore prevent evil from entering my heart.

79. Someone must risk returning injury with kindness, or hostility will never turn to goodwill. I choose to preclude any future conflict by emanating love and kindness.

80. I live in a state of radical appreciation. I give humble thanks for all that I have. Paradise is wherever I am.

81. I accumulate less, give more, and release my attachment to everything in the world of 10,000 things.

Why Affirmations Work

Affirmations work because they are based on the principle of autosuggestion. Autosuggestion is a process you can use to create new, more empowering beliefs in your life.

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As you think a thought, you create connections between other ideas in your brain, and trigger your brain to release positive or negative chemicals. As you continue to repeat the same thought, over time it forms into a belief, and it is your strongest beliefs that dictate how you interact with and respond to the world around you.

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Best Time To Use Affirmations? Before Bed, As You Fall Asleep

When working with affirmations, the most powerful time of day to repeat them is as you are falling asleep at night. Whatever you think right before bed has a powerful influence over the quality of sleep you get, and what you dream about. This impacts the subconscious mind, and can be used in order to cement new beliefs more firmly into the subconscious.

One of the best techniques is to listen to a recording that repeats a few positive affirmations as you drift off to sleep, thereby triggering your mind into a more relaxed and receptive state. I recommend you try either this Bob Proctor abundance affirmation, or these Louise Hay affirmations for gratitude and well-being.

Kyle Greenfield

Kyle Greenfield is the Founder and CEO of The Joy Within, where our mission is to help you win the fight against stress and negativity by harnessing the power of your natural, inner joy. Kyle has been teaching on meditation, mindfulness, and how to eliminate negative thoughts since 2016. He currently resides in London. You can follow Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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