Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
We live in a world where each individual is trying to get their needs and wants to be met often at the expense of others. In such a mindset the individual is only concerned about the self. Everything and everyone revolves around the self getting what the self wants and needs. The problem is we are a interdependent species. We don't exist solely on our own. We co-exist and co-creator with all life forms on earth.
The approach of the Tao is one of service. Instead of asking people what you need and want right away. Maybe for once ask, How may I serve you? By serving others you end up serving yourself. Because if you look out for the needs of others the Tao will take great care of you. We must become the sage in our own lives to achieve that balance within.
''The sage governs by emptying minds and hearts, by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones.'' (Dyer., page 14). We cannot be dominated by ambitions to the point that we lose focus of the bigger picture. Everything we do should make the planet and the lives of other beings peaceful. We are here to add peace, balance and love into our world and in the lives of others.
The ''practice of gratitude is what leads us to the contented life.'' (Dyer., page 15). Each day we have to be grateful for our lives and the blessings that are around us day and night. By being present and grateful at the moment we can, ''allow what's within to come forward.'' (Dyer., page 16). And what's within is the spirit that is intuned with all life forms.
Nyabuoy Gatbel is a South Sudanese Canadian currently living in Calgary, AB. She was born in Ethiopia in 1993 and moved to Canada as a refugee in 2002. She's currently a undergraduate student at the University of Calgary. Besides her studies she's a social entreprenuer focusing on the, ''Paarman Centre project,'' a fashion model, writer and author of the book, ''The Fire Within poetry in Thok Nath and English.''