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For many years, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s fans have wondered when he would write a memoir. Well, after four decades as a teacher of self-empowerment and the best-selling author of more than 40 books, Wayne has finally done just that! However, he has written it in a way that only he can—with a remarkable take-home message for his longtime followers and new readers alike—and the result is an exciting new twist on the old format. Rather than a plain old memoir, Wayne has gathered together quantum-moment recollections. In this revealing and engaging book, Wayne shares dozens of events from his life, from the time he was a little boy in Detroit up to present day. In unflinching detail, he relates his vivid impressions of encountering many forks in the road, taking readers with him into these formative experiences. Yet then he views the events from his current perspective, noting what lessons he ultimately learned, as well as how he has made the resulting wisdom available to millions via his lifelong dedication to service. As a reader, you will feel as if you are right there with Wayne, perusing his personal photo album and hearing about his family, his time in the service, how he writes his best-selling books, and so much more. In the process, you’ll be inspired to look back at your own life to see how everything you have experienced has led you to where you are right now. Wayne has discovered that there are no accidents. Although we may not be aware of who or what is “moving the checkers,” life has a purpose, and each step of our journey has something to teach us. As he says, “I wasn’t aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it.” I Can See Clearly Now is an intimate look at an amazing teacher, but it also holds the key for seekers on a personal path of enlightenment. Wayne offers up his own life as an example of how we can all recognize the hand of the Divine steering our individual courses, helping us accomplish the mission we came here to fulfill.

384 pages, Hardcover

First published January 1, 2013

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Wayne W. Dyer

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Wayne Walter Dyer was a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have "[brought] humanistic ideas to the masses".

He received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. He was a guidance counselor in Detroit at the high school level and a professor of counselor education at St. John's University in New York.
He first pursued an academic career, publishing in journals and running a successful private therapy practice, but his lectures at St. John's, which focused on positive thinking and motivational speaking techniques, attracted students beyond those enrolled. A literary agent persuaded Dyer to package his ideas in book form, resulting in Your Erroneous Zones; although initial sales were thin, Dyer quit his teaching job and began a publicity tour of the United States, doggedly pursuing bookstore appearances and media interviews ("out of the back of his station wagon", according to Michael Korda, making the best-seller lists "before book publishers even noticed what was happening"

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20 reviews13 followers
September 3, 2014
To me, Dyer's self congratulatory stories unfortunately teetered on the brink of arrogance in this book. Maybe it was the sheer volume of them that put me over the edge. I get that he needs to maintain his appearance as an enlightened man now that he's transitioned into some sort of spiritual guru, but reading his book made me feel cheated. I was genuinely interested in his life's story, in why his marriage ended, in what his emotional difficulties and anger issues were and how he dealt with them. Sadly, I guess we'll never know.
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205 reviews1 follower
September 7, 2016
I liked this book overall, but... it can seem a bit self-congratulatory. I get it, he's nearing the end of this life and wants to recap. He deserves to be celebrated for bringing his important messages to the masses. I just wish there was a little more depth to his descriptions of the hard times and struggles he's had. The only way we know these times were hard is because he says so. He doesn't tell us how it FELT; he doesn't share the experiences with us; he just states that the experiences happened. I starts to feel like nothing ever upsets this guy and he really didn't have to struggle at all. He's just so dang enlightened that no matter what terrible crap happened to him he shook it off immediately and went on being positive and hopeful. I don't really find that helpful. I feel much more connected to a person who actually suffered, who actually struggled, who wept and hurt and sometimes didn't truly want to make the right or noble decision but through long nights of soul searching and strain did make the choice to respond with his higher self. THAT would be useful to read about, and I truly believe THAT is what really happened here. Why did the author or his editors edit out the blood and tears? Without the pain it just ends up being a nice story about an evolved man.
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191 reviews50 followers
January 28, 2021
- الكتاب سيرة ذاتية لأحد أشهر المؤلفين والمحاضرين في مجال التنمية الذاتية، استعرض الكاتب المحطات والمواقف المؤثرة في مسيرته والتي صنعت الفارق في حياته. والتي بنا عليها لاحقًا مشاريعه وخبراته ورؤيته للحياة. أحببت في قصته جرأته ومثابرته في حياته وقرارته الجريئة. وبعض الأفكار التي طرحها. غير أني وجدت بعضها مثالية مبالغ فيها، وأخرى خرافية غير معقول. وعلى الرغم من احتواء الكتاب على بعض الأفكار الجيدة والإيجابية. إلا أنه كان مخيبا لتوقعاتي. فالكتاب نوعٌ من الترويج، وتملق الذات وامتدحها(بصورة مبالغ فيها).

"هنالك العديد من المنافع التي يُمكن أن تحدث لك إذا كنت قادرًا على أن تتفحص من الشخصية الخاصة من منظور امتلاكك عقلًا منفتحًا، ومع نية رؤية كلّ ما يأتي في طريقك برؤية أوضح. في أثناء ربط كلّ الظروف التي كانت نقاط تحوّل أساسية في حياتي خلال صفحات هذا الكتاب، اكتشفتُ بعض الحقائق التي أرغب بمُشاركتها معك كي يُصبح بإمكانك أيضًا أن تتمتع بفوائد النظر إلى حياتك، حينها والآن، من خلال عدسات نظر صافية.

إن النظرة الغالبة الواحدة التي كانت لديّ هي أننا جميعًا نعيش في كون يمتلك عقلًا خلف الحياة، وذاك العقل شيء فطري في كلّ مخلوق . هذا العقل الكوني تامّ داخل كل منا، وعلينا فقط أن نكتشفه كي يُصبح لنا بكامل قوته وكماله.

أحثك على أن تُطبق نظرة غير معاقة على كل شيء حصل لك، وعلى كل شخص مرّ في حياتك. أنت جزء من القوة المبدعة التي هي منشأ كل شيء. إن الأحداث أو الأشخاص الذين ظهروا في حياتك لم يظهروا بسبب المُصادفة.

عندما تتسلح بوعي أن «المصادفات» لا يُمكن أن تحدث في عالم مُوجه من قبل عقل واع وذكي، وأن هناك نوع مُعين من الهدف مُرتبط بكل شيء يصل إلى حياتك بسبب أنك جزء من منشأ كلّ شيء، عندها تستطيع أن تبدأ بالقيام بما كنت أقوم به خلال كتابة هذا الكتاب. ابدأ بإعطاء انتباه أكبر ورؤية كلّ حدث وكلّ ظرف، وعلى نحو خاص تلك التي تنتج من انتقالات حزينة ، كدلیل وتوجيه من هذا العقل الإلهي الواعي.

على مر التاريخ كان هناك الكثير من الأسماء الشائعة لهذه القوة التي تُلهم الكائنات البشرية كي يختاروا السير في اتجاه يُثمر الجمال، الحب، والحقيقة، هذا العقل غير المرئي ازلي وأبدي معك، وهو يُقدم شيئًا من أجلك في كل لحظة، في كلّ لقاء، كلّ حالة، وكلّ ظرف. هناك شيء أمامك مباشرة تُحدق في وجهك، ويُقدم لك خيارًا كي تُمسك المقبض وتصعد متن الطائرة كي تسافر في اتجاه جديد، أو تتجاهله وتعزيه إلى المصادفة لا غير. كلما ازداد تبنيك لسلوك "أستطيع الآن أن أرى بوضوح"، سنتظر بطريقة مختلفة إلى كل جانب من حياتك."
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Author 11 books96 followers
September 26, 2015
I once had the opportunity to hear Wayne Dyer speak in person about 20 years ago. I was a member of the Michigan chapter of the National Speakers Association. The speaker before him was very high energy and kept the audience engaged for 3 hours. The chapter presented an award to Dyer for what he had accomplished in life. He spoke for 30 minutes following 3 hours of high energy. When he first came on stage, I thought we were in trouble. We had been there all day and Dyer spoke very softly in contrast to the previous speaker. But he had us listening to his every word within less than a minute. There was a peaceful gentleness about him that just captured our attention.

I have since listened to Dyer on CD multiple times. When he recently passed on to the next world, I started to read his memoir and it is an amazing book. It is not your typical memoir. He organizes the book around key intellectual, philosophical and spiritual events in his life. After writing about the event, he tells what the event means to him looking back on it all these years later. He connects the key dots in his life and we begin to understand the intellectual underpinning of his books.

You will not find a lot of personal stories about his wives and children. He only hints at what happened between his first wife and him. The closest he comes to sharing his pain is in the chapter where his second wife leaves him for another man and he spends two years in deep depression.

The book is inspirational and full of spiritual connections. Near the end of his life he gave up his home and the things he owned in Florida and walked away. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read any of Wayne Dyer's books or heard his CDs or seen his PBS programs. The man communicates on a very deep spiritual level.
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86 reviews6 followers
August 9, 2014
I received a complementary copy of this book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

On the first page of his new autobiography, I Can See Clearly Now, Wayne Dyer tells a story of when he was a toddler with his Mom and two brothers. The family is waiting for an early morning bus in a cold Detroit winter, when suddenly a truck drives by and showers the family with snow. Dyer’s Mom is exasperated – she was dressed for work. Dyer’s brothers are upset, too, with three year old David crying uncontrollably. The ever positive Dyer makes the best of the situation. “It’s OK, Mommy. Don’t cry. We can all just stay here and play in the snow.”

I found this story and many more a fascinating look at Wayne Dyer’s life in I Can See Clearly Now. Dyer holds back nothing in telling his story – the ups and the downs, the successes and the disappointments. In 58 chapters Dyer takes us from his childhood to his current success as a New York Times best selling author. Each chapter concludes with an “I Can See Clearly Now” section where from the benefit of hindsight Dyer makes sense of the incidents that happened earlier his life.

One issue prominent in this book and from his past work is Dyer’s relationship to his father. Abandoned as an infant, Dyer was angry and bitter towards his Dad for many years until he came to a forgiveness moment. This was the focus of Hay House’s My Greatest Teacher movie that I reviewed back in 2012. In retelling the story this time, in the I Can See Clearly Now portion, Dyer writes, “my life without the benefit of a father was perfect in every way. From this vantage point I see that my books, lectures, films, and recordings came about because my father was absent from my life. My ego wanted him, but my spirit knew that I had a far greater purpose to fulfill.”

In telling his stories and the lessons he learned from each one, Dyer may cause his readers to ponder the incidents that have occurred in their lives, and what meaning they can get from those. I know the book had that effect on me. “There are so many benefits that can and will accrue for you if you are willing to examine your own personal story from the perspective of having an open mind,” he writes. “In relating all of the circumstances that were major turning points in my life throughout the pages of this book, I discovered some truths I would like to share with you so that you too might enjoy the benefits of looking at your life, then and now, through unclouded lenses.”

If you are a Wayne Dyer fan, I Can See Clearly Now is a must read for a behind the scenes look at the life of this inspirational author. Whether you are familiar with Dyer’s past work or not, I believe the book will cause you to take a look back at your own life, and come up with your own “I Can See Clearly Now” insights.
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792 reviews246 followers
April 8, 2015
I have much enjoyed the most recent books of Wayne Dyer, the ones dealing with spirituality.

In the present book, Wayne goes through the events of his life, particularly elucidating his insights and understandings about his dharma.

At the age of 10, he looks forward to his teacher reading aloud from Frances Hodgson Burnett´s “Secret Garden”, and takes it upon himself to discipline his class to behave to they won´t be deprived of the day´s reading. He realizes that there is a secret garden “where miracles and magic abound, and it´s available to anyone who makes the choice to visit there”.

Wayne´s father deserts his family, and Wayne comes to spend most of his childhood in orphanages and foster homes, but is always cheerful and optimistic, teaching others that everything is going to work out all right.

Wayne spends his adult life teaching, lecturing, and writing on self-reliance, and understands why he needed this “negative” start in life, and to develop independence and self-reliance. He also learnt compassion and kindness toward others from an early age.

Throughout the book Wayne shows us how he learnt to turn around all the negative experiences of his life, large and small – he turned negative into positive.

He took exception to “groupthink mentality” – he couldn´t be one of the herd. He learnt always to follow his gut feelings, and do what he knew was right, no matter the circumstances. He was destined to have no bosses, no employers, no rules, only his own inner callings.

From an early age he was influenced by the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Writing is not what he does, it is what he is.

He realizes that his alcoholic father´s desertion of him and the rest of the family was a gift –his father was his greatest teacher.

Wayne has always been full of hate towards his father, but realizes it was perfect for his development to have an absent father, and on visiting his father´s grave, he is filled with love and forgiveness. On experiencing this forgiveness, he finds that everything in his life begins to work out effortlessly. He writes a book in 14 days after having dispelled “the angst from my soul”, and this book, “Your Erroneous Zones”, becomes the number-one-selling book of the decade.

One of the missions of his life is to be a man who judges no-one; he also knows that he is a teacher, and constantly affirms “I am a teacher!”

One of Wayne´s great teachers is Abraham Maslow with his message of self-actualization. He encourages his clients to “seek their own innate greatness”.

It is clear to him that everything and every person is divinely connected. What we do affects everyone.

He becomes a professor teaching graduate students, but realizes he must give up this career in order to devote himself to writing and promoting his books.

Instead of asking “What´s in it for me?”, he learns to ask “How may I serve?”

Wayne is honoured to meet one of his heroes, Dr. Viktor Frankl, who survived the death camps, Auschwitz and Dachau, and wrote “Man´s Search for Meaning”. Frankl says: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. He also is blessed to meet Mother Teresa.

When running a marathon in Greece, Wayne collapses from exhaustion in the heat, but connects with a being he calls Eykis, who comes to him in his dreams. She tells him that he is strong and will finish the race, and be guided by her all the way; his energy is replenished and he crosses the finish line.

He begins to write books about God and higher awareness.

He takes a group of people to Assisi in Italy, the birthplace of St. Francis, by whom he is much inspired. Forgetting that he has a serious knee problem, when walking up a hill. Wayne takes on his back a young man with muscular dystrophy, and is about to collapse, when he sees the apparition of St. Francis, who motions him upwards. He then begins to run “with unabated energy”; his knee feels as if it´s never been stronger. He realizes his knee has been healed by St. Francis and he no longer needs a knee replacement.

Wayne also recounts the distant healing of his leukemia by John of God, and the distressing event of his wife leaving him.

And if I missed anything in the book, I think it was more information about and references to Wayne´s wife and marriage as a whole, though he does tell us about his eight children.

These are a few of the salient points of Wayne´s development and events of his life discussed in the book.

Thus, I highly recommend that you read this inspiring, autobiographical book, in which Wayne illustrates how he has used the challenging circumstances and events in his life to push himself forward, and to turn the negatives into positives. Read this book, and be inspired!

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Author 17 books219 followers
April 16, 2022
I listened to "I Can See Clearly Now" on audio, using Kindle Unlimited. I love that can sync up the reading on your Kindle and do both, but mostly, I was listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer himself tell us his life story. I have to say, he is a great story teller and has a very nice voice. And there's no shortage of detail. Dr. Dyer takes us back to his early life, his childhood, his years living with his mother, searching for his father, going to the navy, then college, and his life as a father, a husband, a professor and then a speaker, and a spiritual seeker. There are a lot of references in the book to Dr. Dyer's inspirational role models and I learned so much about the stories of these men and women, as well as the personal stories of men and women who had impacted him deeply. If I had to summarize this entire book in one phrase, it is about divine unconditional unwavering love. I loved the final section which was about my beloved poet, Rumi, and I found it such an odd synchronicity that on Sept 2012 - which marked the 800th birthday of Rumi- when Dr. Dyer gave a big speech inspired near Rumi's residence in Turkey, is also the day that I published my little photography book commemorating Rumi's 800th birthday. And as he says, there are no coincidences. I loved the concepts that Dr. Dyer explores and was intrigued to look more deeply into so many other topics. The layout of the book, the story telling, the writing, it's all very very good. I think one part that I might have preferred differently was how all of these wonderful incidents related to the reader. The story was heavily focused on Dr. Dyer, which I think was the point of the book too but I would have loved some more focus and attention on me the reader. Am I being greedy again? It's still a 5-star. Just saying!
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41 reviews43 followers
August 18, 2016
حبيت تسلسل الكتاب وفكرته الذكية في عرض السيرة الذاتية للمؤلف بشكل مواقف مر بها المؤلف وكيف صنعت الفارق في حياته.. الكتاب غني بالمواقف والحكم.. تمنيت لو انه مختصر اكثر لاني شعرت بكثير من التكرار في الفصل الواحد.. عموما كتاب جميل انصح به المهتمين بقراءة السيرة الذاتية ل د.واين داير
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Author 2 books13 followers
March 1, 2014

I want to state right at the outset, and although this is obvious to many, it seems that some people know that this is an autobiography, yet do not UNDERSTAND that this is an autobiography. What I am saying is that previous books written by Wayne Dyer focus on an idea, issue, etc. in which some personal experiences are shared. This book is about Wayne’s journey through life and that necessitates a frequent use of "I." Personally, I did not find this book self-aggrandizing, and people who read biographies can likely relate to the style in which, I can See Clearly Now, is written; however, people that expect this book to be written in Wayne’s traditional style need to be conscientious of this "different" perspective.

Now that the caveat is out of the way, for those familiar with Wayne’s work, you will find numerous stories and anecdotes that he has shared during his 40+ years or writing and sharing...it’s hard to believe that Your Erroneous Zones came out in the mid-70’s!!! Many of the stories and personal experiences that have been shared during Wayne’s journey are finally compiled in one place, in a chronological order, that is easy to follow.

Wayne starts out with the early days in Detroit where he lived in an orphanage, his days in school and then he progresses through his post-secondary years, his time in the navy, and then through the creation of his 41 books. Along the way Wayne shares the encounters he has had with some of the significant “change agents” in his life, people like: Mother Teresa, Ken Keys Jr., Viktor Frankl, Guruji, Edwarda, Abraham Maslow and so many others. The names however, are not as important as the messages that came with them. It seems that every time a new person intersected Wayne’s path there was a new unfoldment, a new way of seeing the world. Some of the encounters were pleasant, some not so much, yet all the encounters contained new seeds of experience that helped Wayne expand his consciousness.

As his consciousness grew so too did his writing evolve from the physical/cerebral world into the world of the subconscious/spiritual . Going from Your Erroneous Zones to his later books, such as The Power of Intention or Wishes Fulfilled, there is a definite shift. I would concur with Wayne’s own conclusion that there is a Divine hand in this process and that all of the events in his journey have “conspired” to carry him along the path that he needed to travel to fulfill his dharma. Although hindsight is the rest stop we don’t get to enjoy until after the bumpy roads are behind us, the fact that we can “see clearly”, even after-the-fact, is a blessing that we can share with others as they travel on their own bumpy roads. The fact that Wayne is sharing his road map is the most significant aspect of I can See Clearly Now: the reader gets to share in experiences that can connect us on a universal/soul level. In other words, Wayne candidly shares his experiences AND these then form the foundation of an idea/concept/lesson that others can benefit from.

I am grateful that Wayne wrote and shared I Can See Clearly Now from the perspective of a curious onlooker - I enjoyed reading about Wayne’s personal journey thus far - and I also enjoyed this book from the perspective of a student of life – learning as I go.

To emphasize some of my previous ramblings, I Can See Clearly Now is definitely written from different perspective than Dr. Wayne Dyer’s other books: this is an autobiography. If you have read and enjoyed Wayne Dyer’s other books AND you are curious to learn more about his personal experiences then you will likely enjoy I Can See Clearly Now. On the other hand, if you are looking for a book that is exclusively a “how-to” book, or simply another book from Wayne Dyer that is written in the same style as his earlier books, then I Can See Clearly Now might not be the book you are looking for.

As a side note, ironically and synchronistically perhaps, before the release of “I Can See Clearly Now” was announced, I was reading another book by Dr. Dyer and thought that it would be wonderful to have more insight, in a chronological order, into Wayne’s life. Well, it is said “Ask and ye shall receive” and perhaps one could even take that a step further and say “Think and ye shall receive” because in this case my thoughts were answered and I now have the book I had hoped for.

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Author 3 books33 followers
January 31, 2016
I'm so sad I read this book. I used to think of Wayne Dyer as one of the most spiritual people on this planet. I was in awe of him and his wisdom. But then I read this book. And I almost came to despise him. I've never read anything so self-indulgent and egotistical - and anti-spiritual. He acts as his spiritual experiences were unique to him, when - as a self-declared spiritual leader - he should know that anyone open to the source have the same experiences.

This book is awful. He should have worked with a ghost-writer, or at least hired a good editor, to remove most of the bullshit. But then I read that he doesn't like to work with editors because they criticize his already perfect writing, and he can do it so much better himself.

Quote: "I'm not at all happy with myself for allowing myself to be cajoled into accepting an edited version of what I considered a masterful piece of writing."

Another crazy quote: "I do have some acting experience, portraying Julius Caesar in a play at Marquette Elementary School when I was 13 years old."

I struggled to finish this book, hoping it would get better, more humble, more human, but it didn't. I hope to one day forget that I ever read this book, hope to be able to read some of his writing without a sneer of ridicule on my face. Because deep down inside I do think some of his book have something important to say.
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12 reviews2 followers
September 8, 2015
I was in the middle of reading Dr. Dyer's autobiography when he passed away. I was so saddened by his sudden passing, but felt so connected to his spirit while reading this book. Safe to say this man is a personal hero of mine. He has inspired me so much and it was such a pleasure to read his autobiography. It is extremely well written and the whole thing just flies by. He had an amazing life and he will always remain a beacon of inspiration for me to follow my dharma and live my life in the present moment to my absolute fullest. I highly recommend this book. Dr. Dyer is an inspiration and a force! His physical light will be missed in this world, but his spirit will always be around.
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9 reviews
January 20, 2014
If ever i find myself 'worried' about what's the next BEST decision/path/choice to make in my life, may i always remember this book by Waye, filled with 58 examples of forty years of his life, where he can see clearly now... All is as it should be... nothing is ever a mistake or coincidence and as long as we are open, we are always living on purpose and according to True North!
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February 10, 2023
If we stop for a moment, it is possible to perceive a pattern in our lives; the motivators that have influenced us become more obvious. We are able to see life unfolding from both ends at once, coming into the present moment. But until we have got to a certain point of realization, this is not possible, because everything is still seen as a series of apparent causes and effects.
-Reshad Feild

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau

To be nobody-but-yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
-E. E. Cummings

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"

"Sell your cleverness, and purchase bewilderment."
- Rumi

Like many approaching the year 2020, I had a 2020 vision in mind regarding goals and where I wanted to be. Then came a surreal world-wide shift. I ended up reading more books than ever before including more non-fiction than usual. Dr. Wayne Dyer's I Can See Clearly Now, became one of the most meaningful books I read in 2020. A recounting of impactful events in his life and lessons learned. Dyer teaches us that often we don't realize the value of an experience until later reflection.

Read for the second time in February 2023. Dyer was quite the example of nonconformity.

I Can See Clearly Now is inspirational and autobiographical. Dyer mentions his early books and what was going on in his life as he was writing them. Reading I Can See Clearly Now made me interested in other books by Dr. Waye W. Dyer. The exploration has begun.

This Hay House Hardcover is well-constructed and features many beautiful photographs.

Favorite Passages:

We all have a mission of some kind to fulfill at the moment we make the shift from nowhere to now here, from Spirit to form.

I am ten years old and have already become aware that I don't see the world the way the other children around me do. I have discovered that people will listen to me if I speak with conviction. I have also learned that I enjoy spending most of my time in my own inner world, exploring ideas that my contemporaries never even seem to consider.

At the time, of course, I wasn't aware of all of the future implications that these early experiences were to offer me. Now, from a position of being able to see much more clearly, I know that every single encounter, every challenge, and every situation are all spectacular threads in the tapestry that represents and defines my life, and I am deeply grateful for all of it.

I have already formed an opinion that the so-called religious teachings that I've been exposed to simply make no sense. So, I've just ignored the Sunday-school message of fear and judgement and paid no attention to any of it. I see no need for all of this craziness in my life, and long ago decided not to participate in it because every time I was required to go to church I ended up feeling worse for the experience - and I want, more than anything, to feel good.

In my imagination I merge myself with the entire show. Somehow I can see myself not only in the present, as a boy sitting in my living room watching electronic transmissions, but I see myself in the future as well. I have such an incredible feeling of being connected to what I will be doing in the future . . . .
I cannot shake this image - ever. I speak about it to very few people, but somehow I am able to merge the present with the future, and these inner pictures become my own private world. Probably this seems crazy to most others, but it's very real to me. I see myself using this little television screen as a means for reaching and teaching people, not just in my city or my country, but also in the entire world.

. . . I had an immediate and almost overpowering sensation within me that I had actually created my own future by having such a strong knowing back when I was 14 years of age. In fact, I am quite certain that time itself is much more of an illusion than we are capable of understanding with our body-mind.
Perhaps my knowing back in 1954 was one possibility of a future event being present at what I now think of as the past. But if time is an illusion and oneness is what truly defines our experience, then the idea of past and future must also be an illusion. And if this seems wacky and undecipherable to you, as it does to me, then just consider your dream state. Here you can fly; your long-dead grandparents are alive; and you are able to be a young child, an older person, or any age you desire if you place your attention on it. Consider that for one-third of your life, you are in a nontime dimension and everything is possible, and the only way you know for certain that you were dreaming is to awaken and look back at it.

From my perspective here today, I can see quite clearly that Emerson and Thoreau have been angelic lookouts for me through most of my adult life - their words like beacons of light in a cloudy world.

My intense dislike for all things authoritarian propelled me to be just as fervent in living and teaching what I love and believe in.

. . . it's just one of those bizarre coincidences that show up and defy a rational explanation.

I feel it is so important to trust in your own individuality and live from a perspective being extraordinary rather than ordinary.

I feel encouraged about my choice to listen to that still voice within me that says, You don't have to be just like everybody else . . . there is another way.

I'm not going to let these knife-happy young doctors go to work on my ass.

. . . everything that shows up in our lives does so for a reason, though it sometimes takes 20/20 hindsight to view it this way.

For me, this fascinating field of inquiry began back there in Guam where I had a Divinely inspired epiphany while staring at the bloodied rear end of a postoperative young sailor, and made a decision that there had to be another way.

I am living in the vision I have for myself.

I particularly enjoy reading about people who have gone way beyond just being ordinary. Great writers, poets, philosophers, scientists, inventors, musicians, athletes - nothing is off-limits. The idea of living at extraordinary levels and transcending "normal" is most appealing to me.

I have come to know, from a much clearer perspective, that there are no wrong roads to anywhere. I continue to look back with awe and astonishment at the perfection of it all.

I finally got the message that has been a central theme in my life's work: When you have a choice to be right or to be kind, always pick kind. Living from your highest spiritual sense is the essence of what it means to be a self-actualized person.

If the Waye Dyer in his 70s were to talk to the Wayne Dyer in his 20s, he would remind him of hte great truth that he had been teaching throughout his professional career: Live so as to be detached from outcome. Do it all because it resonates with your highest self and responds to your beseeching inner voice - not because of rewards that might come your way. That D grade on a transcript is totally irrelevant to a highly functioning person. I'd advise that 22-year-old version of myself to be content with knowing that he'd written a great paper and take pleasure in the feeling that comes with the joy of writing and expressing yourself. This is a lesson that I have had to learn the hard way.

We live in a world that places an inordinate amount of pressure on defining success in external terms. I've spent many years in a profession where so many chase after success in these ego-defined terms: How much money do I make? What position is my book on the bestseller list, and how many weeks has it been there? Did I receive a promotion? Did I get the job I sought? What did the reviewers think of my book, and how many copies did I sell? These and hundreds more ego-driven thoughts are typical of authors who fixate on external indices of success. Over the 50 years I've been immersed in this business, I've learned to let go of them.

I've read Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Norman Vincent Peale and feel that I can offer a book that goes beyond their inspiration and advice. I love and admire all of these men and what they have offered - I see them as pioneers in a fascinating club that I intend to join.

Once again I had been exposed to the idea that was to become a motto for me in my writing, and in my life: "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

I have written about these quantum moments as being the kinds of peak experiences that have the potential to shift awareness into a higher state, where conscious contact is made with our highest self and we are propelled into a new direction instantaneously. These epiphanies and sudden insights have been the topic of much of my writing because I have come to see them as visitation from a higher realm.

This is what is clear to me today: follow your heart, stay aligned with your Source of being - love - and let the universe take care of the details.

I know today that everything that ever manifests into physical reality begins with a thought, and that a thought laced with intent is a virtual guarantee that it will come to pass. This was a personal challenge for me - I wanted to know that I could pull this thing off.

. . . sometimes our most profound teachers show up for us wearing unexpected disguises.

. . . I felt as if I were listening to a higher version of myself because his words echoed something deep within me. I always wanted to get beyond what appeared to me to be the petty concerns and rules created by our culture - trying to fit in and be just like everyone else.

I love this idea of shifting.

When I'm following my excitement with integrity, I know I truly am on the path I'm meant to be on in this lifetime.

"You must do this. Your highest self is demanding it. It cannot be ignored." I see clearly that my excitement is the signpost - it is me.

What I know for certain is that there are teachers and teachings everywhere. Every moment of our lives offers us the opportunity to pay close attention to see the person who approaches us not as a stranger, but as someone who showed up in the right place, at the right moment.

It is not about getting what you want through practicing specific principles. The theme of Wishes Fulfilled is that spirituality is not about manifesting what you want, it is about manifesting what you are.

As my own personal readiness shifted to accepting what I previously considered a radical concept, the teachers I was ready for began to show up with astonishing alacrity. What was once obscure and dismissed by me at an earlier stage of my life became sensible and intensely exciting.
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March 28, 2022
I found this book while searching through eBooks on the local library site.
“I Can See Clearly Now” is a catchy title. For who doesn’t want to see clearly?
It reminds me of the song by the same name… I can see clearly now that the rain is gone. See all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It's gonna be a bright (bright) sunshiny day.

I had read a couple of Dyer’s books in the past, but I never knew much about the man himself. I came to his writing through self-help groups I attended in the late 80s and early 90s. I read other “new age” books through a women’s spiritual meditation group. I’ve always been open and interested, but never able to commit to any firm belief. But when it comes to positive thinking and repeating positive affirmations, I feel there’s nothing to loss by doing so.

Things I learned about him that I didn’t know.
He grew up without a father. He’d been in foster homes. Been in the navy. Began a career in psychology, and his first books were based on those self-help techniques. Eventually he was led into the direction of spirituality.
This memoir focuses very much on his career.

I found it interesting that through the years before he was a published author, he wrote essays as a hobby. Actually, he said. “It had become a passion.” It was a way of expressing his thoughts and opinions. I can relate to that with my writing of book reviews.

Since I read a lot of memoirs, I wanted more of the man’s personal life, not just his journey in his writing career.
I wanted to know more of what happened to cause two marriages to fail.

He writes that there are no accidents in this universe. That attitude is everything in life. That we have a choice about how we look at the situation. And that we are responsible for the way we feel, and have within us the capacity to change the way we view the events in our lives.
He states: By changing the way you process any and all events as they crop up in your life, you can live a happy, fulfilled life devoid of emotional disorder.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any time.

This is very similar to what I have learned in the memoir “The Choice” by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an Auschwitz survivor.

He writes that he wasn’t chasing success, but was pursuing his own inner wisdom. That he followed his dream and allowed the universe to handle the details. To surrender and know that it is all just the way it’s supposed to be. That Albert Einstein was right: there are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

He also writes: I have come to know from a much clearer perspective that there are no wrong roads to anywhere.
I like that perspective. The Choice. That the past doesn’t have to dictate the future.

Good advice: Stay the course – keep it simple, talk straight to the reader

I like the many quotes throughout the book.
The importance of thinking small not big. To remember, “The journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step. Tao Te Ching
Or as Anne Lamott would say: bird by bird.

An observation I hadn’t realized until he pointed it out: reversing the letters in scared, becomes sacred.

In each chapter he ends with a refection of: I can see clearly now.

I also relate to this when he writes: When I look around at the mountain of stuff that I’ve accumulated, I feel oddly that all this stuff really owns me.
It’s how I feel in regards to all the artwork I’ve created. The books and all other “stuff” I’ve collected over the years.
He explains: We come from no-where to now-here with nothing. We leave now-here for no-where with nothing. No-where, now-here; it’s all the same. It’s just a question of spacing.

A lot of what he talks about is familiar with other spiritual writers. A lot for me is nothing new. The book is at times repetitive. Or maybe I found it even more so because he didn’t need to drive the point home with me.
It’s an interesting thought-provoking book, but I feel it could have been much better.
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February 5, 2014
I Can See Clearly Now- by Dr. Wayne Dyer
1st Edition Feb. 2014
ISBN 978-1-4019-4403-2

Dr. Wayne Dyer has long been known as the “Father of Motivation”,he is a New York Times Best Selling Author, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, as well as starred in his own feature film, The Shift! Wayne is the author of titles such as
Change Your Thoughts- Change Your Life
Everyday Wisdom
Excuses Be Gone
Living The Wisdom of The Tao
Wishes Fulfilled
The Shift
And countless others. “I Can See Clearly Now” is book number 41 added to the list of titles he has authored. It is not only auto-biographical but highly motivational and spiritual in its essence. It teaches the reader by means of his own personal life experiences.

I Can See Clearly Now is written to reach and educate the multitude of readers in search of their own answers to some of life’s toughest questions. It is a gift of love from the author to all humanity. I Can See Clearly Now is used as a tool to awaken the reader to their highest potential.

The book, “I Can See Clearly Now” while it centers around the authors personal life experiences and is a depiction of his life from birth to now, is also very deeply entrenched in the spiritual nature of all of our beings. Dr. Dyer uses his personal experiences to show the reader how there is order in the universe and nothing happens by coincidence.

He appropriately titles the book “I Can See Clearly Now” because at this stage of his life he is able to see the bigger picture and the role every person that has come into it has played for him. Dr. Dyer’s spiritual beliefs are the main focus throughout the book he connects every experience of his life as being divinely orchestrated by a higher power.

He talks about the role his father played in his life, about being abandoned and how that impacted him. He speaks of growing up in foster homes and his ability to become self-reliant in order to survive. Coming from humble beginnings Dr. Dyer speaks about an inner knowing that there was more to life, he writes candidly about his experiences as a young boy and the anger he felt towards his father for having abandoned his family.

But there is much more at play in his life, he is always connected by some mysterious force to the right people, at the right times, even as a young boy the author realizes that he has the ability to bring into his life experience whatever he wishes. He is determined not to allow others opinions to influence him.

Dr. Dyers gives examples of experiences in his life that have always been divinely orchestrated to bring him the lesson he needed to learn at each moment in life, how the synchronistic events unfolded for his highest good. Some remarkable details about his brothers near death experience, the role he played in that moment and how he felt the spirit moving him and guiding him to seek help on behalf of his brother.

He also talks about body mind healing. The book is in chronological order from his first memories as a child and the significant events that transpired to the present and how his life’s journey has been a home coming to the understanding that we are love, it is our highest essence, what we are all made of. The reader is exposed to not only a belief system, but proof via his personal story of the many miracles that have occurred in his life.

Dr. Dyers talks about synchronicity, spiritual healing, and spiritual guides, about being self-reliant and holding stead-fast to that which you desire to be or achieve in your life. Each event depicted in his book has a relevant spiritual occurrence that transpired within the experience.

“You can fulfill your dharma when you have a clear vision of your intention implanted in your imagination. The inner Vision that says yes to life and is open to all possibilities impels you to look about with a more intense vision”

I have to say that Dr. Wayne Dyer has been one of my favorite authors for many years, his style of writing and ability to speak directly to the reader is by far one of his best traits as an author. I admire his ability to take a subject matter and explain it and teach it in such a way that is so simplistic that it impacts the person reading, it does not leave you hanging, you have a clear understanding of what he is teaching and the message he is trying to get across.

It was no different in I Can See Clearly Now, while I learned a few things about his personal life that I was not aware of prior to this writing, his main focus is primarily to use his life as a means to teach others. The examples that are clearly stated within the book cannot but leave the reader with a new heighten sense of awareness.

It is in the desire to be open minded and releasing the memes that often work silently within the subconscious mind, that we can experience the profound awakening to who we truly are. Dr. Dyer relates that message impeccably in this book. I know that all of the Wayne dyer fans will love this book as well as anyone new to his work.

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1,377 reviews1,437 followers
December 3, 2015
Strangely enough, I picked up I Can See Clearly Now because of Abraham Hicks, the channeled spirit(s) who speak through Esther Hicks. I was listening to a talk that she gave in October and someone in the audience asked Abraham if Dr. Dyer was evolving in the afterlife or how he was doing- because none of us really know what goes on over there. Abraham assured the crowd that Dyer was doing better than ever and he mentioned this book. Then he said something like "That title is truer for me now than I could have ever imagined." After that, I had to see what this one was about.

I Can See Clearly Now is a fine autobiography but it suffers from repetition. After Dr. Dyer's 12th best seller and his explanation about how he produced it, I began to suffer from some 'haven't-I-read-this-before-itis'. I'm certain that if I wrote a biography of my own life, readers would feel the same sort of disconnect. The thing about a meaningful life is, in my opinion, that it is best experienced in the living of it. No description, however colorful or lively, can put that life in your head like you lived it. I felt like Oliver Sack's book On The Move suffered from the same problem. It ran long but it was jam-packed with meaning.

I loved Dr. Dyer's over arching message about finding what ignites your passions and then following those sparks to fulfill the reason that you came to this existence. I am a big supporter of folks living their dreams and discovering their passions. Can you imagine what sort of world this would be if we all indulged in that sort of life building? I can and it's heaven on earth.

If you enjoyed I Can See Clearly Now, I would recommend reading some of the books that Dr. Dyer talks about in it like Neville Goddard's The Power of Awareness, Anita Moorjani's Dying to Be Me, Immaculee Ilibagiza's Left to Tell, or any of Dr. Dyer's other numerous books and lectures. It's funny, I've listened to so many of Dyer's lectures that as I was reading this one, that little narrator voice in my head (which is usually my own) was Dr. Dyer's distinctive baritone. The world lost quite an excellent teacher this year with the death of this man. Read his last work to really experience what he was all about and his life.
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3 reviews3 followers
September 24, 2016
(كتاب: أستطيع أن أرى بوضوح الآن)

هذا الكتاب سيرة ذاتية للدكتور واين داير،

وهو من أشهر المؤلفين والمحاضرين في مجال التنمية الذاتية، وله عشرات من الكتب، بعضها تصدر قوائم المبيعات بشكل غير مسبوق.

يضع فيها المؤلف خبراته، واستبطاناته، ويسردها بشكل مراحل عمرية، عن طريق المواقف التي مر بها، والفوائد التي إستفادها، وكيف قادت إلى مراحل لاحقه بُنيت عليها مشاريع وخبرات، جعلت من رؤيته للحياة أفضل وأكثر حكمة.

تناول الكتاب العديد من الأمور التي نجدها في كتب التنمية، مثل:

- كيف نجعل من المعاناة دافعاً للإرتقاء،
- كيف أن التغيير الداخلي هو الأساس للنمو،
- لا يوجد مصادفات في هذا الكون، بل كل شئ مترابط بصورة أو أخرى، وعليك إكتشاف الحكمة،
- فكرة الشفاء الذاتي من خلال طاقة الأفكار، وتسخيرها لعلاج الجسم،
- ضرورة تحدي السلطة القائمة، والقوالب الثابته التي تعيق التطور،
- أهمية القراءة والدراسة في فتح الأفاق،
- كيف أن متابعة الأحلام والإصرار عليها، تجعلها تتحقَّق،
- وكيف أن المعتقدات اللامنطقية والغير عقلانية تسبب المشاكل العاطفية....

يكمُن جمال الكتاب في أنه يتكلم عن سيرة ذاتيه، لشخص أثَّر في ملايين الناس. فكل شئ يقوله له أساس في حياته إعتمد عليه، وليس مجود قصص من نسج الخيال.

ما يلفت الإنتباه في سيرته، كيف كان لغياب والده في صغره، محور أرتكاز له في بقية حياته، فكان أبوه الذي لم يقابله أبدا هو معلِّمه الأكبر، فأزمة الحنين، وفقدان الأب، والصراع الداخلي بين الحب والكره له، كان الدافع للمواجة والتحدي عنده.

أيضا، نزوع واين داير الى الصوفيه، والتأثُّر بأعمال الرومي وحافظ، وكيف أن العقول العظيمة تلتقي في نهاية المطاف في قواسم مشتركة.

ما كنت أرغب في قراءته في الكتاب هو عن تفاصيل المعاناة في مواقفه المختلفة، كيف حدثت وإحساسه بها، أردت معرفة الجانب المظلم من التجارب، وصراعه في خوضها. فهذا لم يكن مفُصَّلاً في الكتاب.
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326 reviews8 followers
September 20, 2014
Let me explain my two star, quit book rating. I really enjoy Wayne Dyers self help books. I have so much respect for the man who has helped me through a few of my issues and was there when I needed to grow as a person. That being said I could not deal with this "everything happens for a reason" philosophy. It reminded me far too much of Pangloss, the philosopher in Candide, to the point that the book felt foolish. After a few chapters I could not go on with out jeopardizing my love for his self help books.
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59 reviews51 followers
April 26, 2017
مذكرات ويوميات رائعة للمبدع البروفسور واين داير تلخص تجربته الثرية من طفولته الى العقد السابع من عمره كتاب رائع ملهم شيق ومفيد جدا أنصح بقراءته بتمعن للاستفادة القصوى من هذه الشخصية الثرية التي جابت العالم كي يعزز الحب الالهي في نفوس الناس ويوقظ ويعزز الوعي العالي لدى العالم
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August 14, 2018
اکنون میتوانم به وضوح ببینم
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Author 23 books324 followers
May 9, 2015
This is Wayne Dyer's autobiography. But - to be fair - in all of his books, he is the subject, object, trope and theory.

He is the clearest example of experience substituting for expertise. Page after page, he insists that readers get over their current bout of anger, rage, depression, sadness or disgust because if he can manage it - through orphanages, the 'burden' of tenure in a US university, the lack of a father and alcohol - then we all have no excuses.

Where his ideas have value is his commitment to focus on the present. Ironically he does not perform that technique. But reminding readers that the past has gone - it cannot be changed - and only we can change how we think about it - that has value.
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Author 8 books122 followers
September 22, 2015
I absolutely loved this book. Dr. Wayne Dyer talks about the many teachers that show up in our lives constantly to help us move forward and expand. He eloquently takes us through his own journey of what many would see as serendipity, but were actually manifested events. For myself I know that I was directed to this book. I can relate to the exhilaration of writing and watching the words come together, unexpectedly at times, with love and joy as he explains with excitement in this book. I also recognize the many ways that our teachers show up in false disguise and how we often over look that help when it arrives. He told this from the very depth of his heart and I am grateful for his honesty.
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688 reviews80 followers
May 15, 2018
الكتاب عبارة عن محطات من حياة واين داير,محطات كان لها اثر كبير في حياته.
العنوان "استطيع ان ارى بوضوح الان" تجده غريب في بادئ الامر لكن مع تصفح الكتاب ستجد ان للعنوان مغزى كبير فالكاتب يخبرنا من خلاله انه لا وجود للصدف و كل حدث تمر به سيضعك على الطريق الذي وصلت اليه الان فما عليك إلا ان ترى بوضوح .
الكتاب يمكن اعتباره سيرة ذاتية للكاتب فهو يخبرنا برحلة حياته التي امتدت ل70 سنة في مقطفات و مجطات صنعت الفارق في حياته
الكتاب ممتع و جميل و اسلوبه سلس ,تمنيت لو اختصر الفصول .فعدت فصول يشوبها التكرار حد الملل

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223 reviews13 followers
December 9, 2019
وضعت الكتاب جانبا ودخلت في تأمل مطول حول موضوعه الذي يدور حول الألطاف الربانية التي تدير حياتنا بدون أن نشعر، وكما فعل داير استعرضت خلال تلك الجلسة أحداث حياتي منذ أن كنت طفلة، حتى تلك اللحظة مع كل التحولات المذهلة في حياتي، من طفلة بدوية تعيش في قلب الصحراء العمانية في الستينات، حياة بدائية للغاية بدون أي أمل في أن يخرج مصيري عن مصير الجدات والأمهات، شيئا ما بداخلي كان يقول لي بأن مصيري سيكون حتما مختلفا، حتى حقق لي والدي هذه الرؤيا بعد عودته للبلاد مطلعا على عوالم أوسع لم يستطع أن يقنع بوجودها أحد ممن حوله، لكنني صدقت، وآمنت بأن شيئا مختلفا ينتظرني، وعندما أشار إلى الممرضة الكندية في ذلك المستشفى التبشيري الوحيد وهي تخضعني لفحوصات ما قبل المدرسة، مبشرا بأنني يوما ما سأكون مثلها، صدقت.
منذ تلك اللحظة تحولت حياتي إلى معجزات شبه يومية، وكما يقول واين داير، استطيع أن أرى بوضوح الآن، بأن كل ما حدث، حدث ليهيئني لما أنا عليه اليوم، كل إنسان عبر طريقي إنما أرسل معلما يعطيني درسا كنت أحتاجه في تلك اللحظة بالذات، حتى أولئك الذين ظنوا بأنهم يؤذونني أو يتآمرون علي، إنما كانوا في الواقع ينفذون إرادة الله في أن أكون أنا اليوم.
كل انحراف عن الطريق الذي رسمته لنفسي أستطيع أن أرى بوضوح الآن، إنما كان ليرشدني للمسار الذي رسمه اللطيف الخبير لي، والذي لا يشبه أبدا ذلك المسار الذي رسمته لنفسي، لكنه حتما أجمل.
فعلى سبيل المثال، رفضت بكل شدة وإصرار أن أسلك سلك التدريس الذي كان الوحيد المتاح لبنات جيلي، والمسموح به آنذاك فقط لأكتشف بأن قدري كان دوما أن أكون معلمة من نوع آخر، لتلاميذ موزعين على أنحاء المعمورة، أعرف بعضهم وأجهل أكثرهم، التقيت بالبعض وربما لن يتاح لي الالتقاء أبدا بالغالبية، كل يوم تصل لي رسالة على شكل تعليق على مقال، أو محاضرة ألقيت أمام العامة تذكرني بهذه الألطاف الخفية التي كانت وما زالت ترشدني.
بدون أن نشعر نحن ننفذ مشيئته سبحانه، سواء أدركنا ذلك أم لم ندرك، آمنا أم لم نؤمن، بغض النظر عن الاسم الذي نطلق عليه سبحانه، وبأي طريقة شئنا أن نتعرف عليه، تبقى مشيئته فوق كل شيء، تباركت ربي وتعاليت.
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1,259 reviews16 followers
November 23, 2020
This is the first encounter I've had with Wayne Dyer's work. It seems a self-help-by-example memoir. Dyer goes through his life from babyhood to not many years before his death telling how he was destined to do and teach what he did. I'm sure fans of Dyer love this. I'm not sure how I feel. I'm interested in watching his PBS shows and seeing the movie The Shift, but not very interested in reading any more of his work. I heard about this book from Brooke Castillo's "The Life Coach School" podcast that I listen to on Youtube. I can tell that her thought model was greatly influenced by Dyer and his philosophies. I also recognize his influence, and his teachers' influence, on other self-help teachers. The tone of this book is a bit proud/egotistical. I wonder about the fruits of his beliefs. I don't connect with his more mystical beliefs. However, his writing is readable and I like the personal stories.
October 19, 2022
Amazing Life Journey of Dr. Wayne Dyer

I have read and listened to over 20 of Dr. Wayne Dyer's books over the years. He has made such an impact on my life and learning as well as so many who I have referred to his material. This book is the honest culmination of his life and all that his inner wisdom has brought to the world. As more people discover his immaculate words that are so poetically shared as an inner truth that we all know, they too will find their soul and sense of being change as a "shift" to something amazing. Love and kindness replace your ego as if done through a divine force. In the end, you will realize the truth and that we are one with God. I am!
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60 reviews
November 15, 2020
This is such self-aggrandizing drivel that I am not sure how anyone could come away feeling that there was one iota of 'spiritual' content contained within the pages.

There was a time when I enjoyed Dyer's work but once I saw him on tv bragging about his oceanfront mansion in Hawaii and thanking his disciples for making him wealthy I lost interest.

There is, or should be, humility in spirituality.
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377 reviews43 followers
April 12, 2014
I am not sure what it is about that Wayne Dyer's books do that resonate so compellingly within whenever I read them. Perhaps it is what he says, and how he says it just makes me feel good. I am not sure I would describe Dyer as a spiritual dabbler because he never seems to tie himself down to one particular religious or philosophical thinker. Although that is what I found myself thinking at times throughout the book. At such moments, it occurred to me that, some people might consider him a 'spiritual lite' writer. That thought never gained traction because it seems to me that what Dyer really does is to draw parallels from great thinkers who have come and gone throughout Human history.

Sometimes Dyer's writing style seems a little formulaic or perhaps even redundant, but his writing style works at reinforcing whatever particular theme he has chosen to explore and share with his readership. The theme du jour for this book is unfolds in the form of the book's title, "I Can See Clearly Now."

From a distance, this book is more akin to a retrospective of Dyer's life, but this description fails because there are gaps and references that lack depth or critical details. For instance, he intimates, quite tangentially, about a spiritual mentorship he received from a man whom he identifies as Shri Guruji. Dyer never really goes into much depth about that relationship.

Gaps of information in his timeline notwithstanding, Dyer has piqued my curiosity. More importantly though, he has awakened in me a spiritual curiosity that has long been on a dusty shelf.

While I really have no major complaints about my life, I have been given some pause lately, mostly because of chronic pains that seem to be entirely of my own making; I have ignored my body, and now it screams out for attention. As a result, I have experienced a precipitous drop in weight, mostly because of a recent change in my work status; same school, different job description. The fallout from this promotion has left me seriously re-evaluating the neglect which has nearly crippled me since I took on my new responsibilities. It seems I may be a workaholic. Imagine that.

I suppose there is some merit to the aphorism that all work and no play make Johnny a dull boy. Well, my body certainly seems to be articulating that point quite dramatically. But while pain manifests itself physically, it also awakens me to the reality that I have been neglecting my spiritual development. Perhaps that is why Dyer is reaching out to me far deeper than he did in the last book of his that I read.

My take-away, and recommendation for any of you who reads this review is that we need to pay attention; to our bodies, our minds, our spirits and to all those whom we depend upon, are depended upon, the ones we love and who love us as well.

This is why I am recommending this book. It will not be a waste of your time. Wayne Dyer's words will not bring you any harm, and will actually serve your personal interests well.

Consider this read as an investment in yourself.
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511 reviews70 followers
August 27, 2018
الكتاب جيد بالمجمل ، لكن الترجمة كانت سيئة فعلا
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