Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The majority of us live in environments that stress and value the work that is seen. The intangible part of you that is always working to keep you alive is often taken for granted and not valued enough. Only in dire situations do we appreciate our hearts, lungs and blood that work effortlessly without our input, validation or control. Life is the balance of being and non-being. We are not just the sums of our actions and the external factors. We are a whole and a part of greater intelligence.
''Being and nonbeing produce each other.'' (Dyer., page 8)
We have to value the intangible that is always working on keeping us alive. If such power exists to keep us alive then why do we worry about the rest of our lives? If we can't control our heartbeats why do we think we can control the events of life? We have to trust the life that is trying to flow effortlessly without our interruptions and predetermine ideas of how things should be.
''Act without effort and teach without words.'' (Dyer., page 8)
Live from within. Let your actions be guided by the truth of who you are. Teach by being. Many people talk and don't practice what they preach. If we live in harmony with our values. Then we don't have to talk about our values. Our values will be seen and showcased in the way we choose to live. What we eat, wear, and support will be speak more than our words.
''Nurturing things without possessing them.'' (Dyer., page 8)
Love without control. People are gifts to us and not our mere possessions to be purchased and refunded when it's convenient. People are given the freedom to choose and to exercise their own truth in this life. We are simply co-creators and not dictators of no one. Our job is to refine our characters and habits and allow others to do the same. People's decisions are never about us but about needing and fulfilling their own needs and wants.
''Live without judgement and in perfect oneness.'' (Dyer., page 10)
In conclusion, you are part of life and you are life's greatest creation manifested in the flesh. You are a co-creator in a universe full of creation. We are here to be the people we choose to be. Choose authenticity, freedom and truth over the mundane and the expected.
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.''