In this post I want to share a powerful video by the late Wayne Dyer. In this excerpt from one of his seminars, he talks about the importance of developing a sense of humility in your life, and mastering the art of lying low.
The theme of this talk comes from his book Living The Wisdom of The Tao, which offers 81 affirmations to accompany the Tao Te Ching.
Using a few personal stories from his own writing career and his previous struggles with addiction, Dyer shares that he has found the happiest moments of his life come when he engages in an activity with no thought to how it will be perceived by others.
By contrast, when he focuses on what others think of him or of his work, and how a certain action will be received, he becomes wrapped up in his own ego, and feels disconnected from his own source. Since negative emotions come from the ego, consistently acting from the ego-mind will never create lasting joy or happiness in your life.
The point, he says, is to realize that true power, and true nobility, has absolutely nothing to do with how you measure up against others. It has everything to do with how you measure up against yourself.
When you can stop comparing yourself to others and stop worrying what they’ll think, you can live more deeply in the present moment, and connect with the highest version of yourself that you can be in that moment.
When you do this, you begin to live your life with intention, and you never have to worry about the outcome. When you focus on keeping yourself centered, you can trust in the universe to deliver everything that you need along your path.
This is what it means to live in harmony with the Tao, and to lead a truly inspired and profound life.
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