Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
In Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer examines the teachings of Lao-tzu a prophet from Luoyang, China. During the period of warring states, he was asked to produce the document, Tao Te Ching meaning the way. His people at the time needed his wisdom and guidance in turbulent times. ''The Tao is an unknowable, unseeable realm where everything originates; while at the same time, the Tao is invisibly within everything.'' (Dyer., page 3). The Tao is the master of a ''10,000 things'' effortlessly and invisibly. This was the interpretation of the source of all things from the Lao-tzu perspective.
The Tao Te Ching is full of many wise teachings. One of them is desires and desireless. What are they and what do they mean for us?
In the Tao,
''Desiring, one sees the manifestations; desireless, one can see the mystery itself.'' (Dyer, page 4). Desiring comes with a lot of conditions and expectations. Our desires come from a place of lack. When we desire we are saying to the source we are lacking and want a different outcome than our current experience. While being desireless grants us complete freedom in the unknown. Because it is in the unknown where all things are born and created and delivered promply by the invisible power itself.
''Desireless means trusting, permitting, and allowing.'' (Dyer., page 4). Therefore the power is in letting go and allowing the invisible power that exists in nature to take control of your life. Because this invisible power is what controls all of us. Why not entrust it with your life? Why must you know everything that happens each moment? Why not allow the invisible power to make you happy and be fulfilled effortlessly? The power is truly letting go and trusting the Tao.
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.''