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  1. 1. BOOK SUMMARY 10 Secrets For SuccessAnd Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Copyright © All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - 10 Secrets of Success and Inner Peace on Amazon.com + Bestselling Book: Click Here... + Audio Book: Click Here... + Live Lecture by Dr.Dyer: Click Here... This Book Summary is offered for free. All other *illumen8 book summaries are intendedonly for members of ILLUMEN8.com. You may distribute this document to all your friends and family, but please don’t alter any part of it.. It is illegal to copy, distribute, or create derivative works from this document in whole or in part, or to contribute in the copying or distribution. This book summary is for educational purposes only and presented as an interpretive guide only. There is no formal relationship between the books and authors featured in this summary. www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -2-
  3. 3. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - INTRODUCTIONDr. Wayne Dyer’s 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace is a truly remarkable book. In recent years therehas been an explosion in popular self help and success books – all of which promote the cultivation of certainattitudes such as setting goals, persisting, working hard and being enthusiastic.In this book Dr. Dyer goes beyond all that. His main focus is not in cultivating attitudes as much as it is inreally finding yourself and your own way in this world. The aim is not success according to someone else’sdefinition, but rather success on your terms. The aim is for you to get your life on purpose and to live andcreate for yourself the kind of life that you were destined to live. In this brief summary you will soon discoverthat spirituality is not something ‘strange’ but that it is indeed something that we are all connected with.I trust that this summary will be a great companion on your own spiritual journey and that it will enlight andinspire you to an extraordinary life. Be sure to drop by *illumen8.com for more great insights and guides toassist you in your spiritual evolution. *illumen8 adds a new books summary every month and along with allour exclusive courses, guides and a growing community of highly motivated spiritual seekers, you will findeverything you need on this exciting adventure.For more information on how you can join our community, click here… 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace Book by Dr. Wayne W. DyerIn this bestselling book, Dr. Dyer discusses the principles that he believes are essential in creatingfor ourselves a life that is not only successful, but also filled with a deep sense of inner peace. These10 powerful principles are ideas that each and every one of us can use and put into practice in ourown lives to create for ourselves the kind of life we really want to live. We all want to have a sense ofpeace in our lives and we want to feel like we have a sense of purpose. But, so often we get caughtup in trying to fit in by doing the things we are told to do, what’s expected of us and to be a ‘good’person and to have success in material terms.These principles are not about that. The most important thing that any person can have in their lifeis a sense of inner peace and a sense of feeling that you are a successful human being who is livingthe kind of life you were destined to live. These principles represent the most important and signifi-cant things any person can gather into their life. They are very practical and are things we can workon every day of our lives.Although they are principles for success, they are not about what other people think you should be.They are about living the life that YOU were destined to live and fulfilling YOUR sense of purpose asa human being. It’s about looking within and connecting with God, that great Source that keeps usall living and breathing in a fully functioning way.This summary reflects the ideas of the best selling book (published by Hay House) with additionalcomments from the recorded live presentation that Dr. Dyer delivered on these principles. This sum-mary is a great reference to help you implement and apply these principles in your daily life to createfor yourself the life that you ultimately desire to have. These principles work, but only if you committo them and make a daily effort to absorb them into your life and your way of being. www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -3-
  4. 4. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -Secret #1: Have a Mind that is Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing.Secret #2: Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You.Secret #3: You Can’t Give Away What You Don’t Have.Secret #4: Embrace Silence.Secret #5: Give Up your Personal History.Secret #6: You Can’t Solve a Problem with the Same Mind that Created It.Secret #7: There are No Justified Resentments.Secret #8: Treat Yourself as if You Already Are What You’d Like To Be.Secret #9: Treasure Your Divinity.Secret #10: Wisdom is Avoiding All Thoughts that Weaken You. SECRET #1 Have A Mind That Is Open To Everything And Attached To Nothing:This first secret comes from Telopa (Tailopa) a Vedantic scholar from the 1st century who said:“Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.” This secret encapsulates a verypowerful and empowering attitude to adopt in life which is to live by the philosophy that no oneknows enough to be a pessimist. How can anyone be a pessimist in a world where we really knowso little about life and everything in the universe. It was Rumi who said “Sell your cleverness andpurchase bewilderment.” When we close our minds to what is possible for us (and for humanity), weclose off the genius that resides within us.Having an open mind means that you open yourself up to the potential and the possibility that any-thing and everything is possible – even that which you consider to be ‘impossible’. We are born withinfinite possibilities, yet so many of our choices remain unexplored because of our conditioning tostay safe and with what we know. It sounds easy to say ‘have an open mind’ but when you thinkabout all the conditioning in your life and how many of your choices are influenced by your beliefs,your parents, your schooling, the color of your skin ex. – then it becomes evident that much of whatyou think is the function of what your particular ‘tribe’ prescribed for you.When you have a mind that is open, you open yourself up completely – even to other points of view.There seems to be an attitude that is rampant in our culture where people are walking around look-ing for reasons to be offended. The truth is that there will always be reasons to be offended if arelooking for it. It’s everywhere – in the news, you neighbors, your in-laws ex.A mind that is open to everything is never looking for a reason to be offended. You are open to adifferent point of view without any judgment and you simply see it as a different and an interestingpoint of view that you maybe never considered before. Remember that no one knows enough to bea pessimist. Do we really know what’s wrong or right, what works or not? Just look at the placebo-effect to see that anything can work and that our beliefs seem to play a more important role thananything else. With an open mind you would be able to explore new territories that you previouslymight not even have considered. These might be the very things you need in your life.Being open minded means that you are open to ALL of it – especially those ideas that you wouldpreviously have blown of or considered as crazy. Let go of your attachments to what you’ve been www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -4-
  5. 5. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -trained to believe. Whether something is possible or impossible, either way you will be right.All progress in humanity relies on people who were open minded. It is in considering the ‘impossible’or the ‘absurd’ that those highly functioning individuals were able to advance humanity. Progressis impossible if you keep doing what you’ve always done and being open minded compels you tore-look things and in doing so you can find new avenues for making progress, regardless of what itis in your life.The second part of Telopa’s secret is to be attached nowhere. Being attached means to believethat if I can’t do this or that I will become immobilized. The best example of this is in relationships. Ifyou are in a relationship with your ‘other half’ then all you have is two half people. Being detachedmeans that you are whole and happy with and by yourself and that you don’t need anyone else to‘make you happy’. This is why most people’s relationships don’t work because they are relying onsomeone else to make them happy.Your attachments are the source of all your problems. The need to be right and to be the best ex.are all part of your ego, but your spiritual aspect will help to expose the folly of attachment. Often it’sour impatient demands that keeps us from the inner peace we desire at the deepest level. There is asaying from A Course In Miracles that “Infinite patients produces immediate results.” This apparentparadox implies a certainty in the outcome which is why we often get attached. With infinite patientsthe immediate result is inner peace and with inner peace we can create and even transcend theneed to have things different to the way they are.As long as you are attached to anything, you will always be at the mercy of it and you will always relyon something outside yourself for your own happiness. SECRET #2 Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You: “There’s just one life for each of us: our own.” - EURIPIDESYou are a part of a universal intelligent system; a life-force that orchestrates everything in this uni-verse. You showed up here in the body that you inhabit at exactly the right time and you will alsoleave at exactly the right time. In this intelligent system everything works in perfect harmony andthere are no accidents. You showed up here for a reason and you fit perfectly into this intricate sys-tem called life.Your heart (your soul) is the essence of who you are. Each and every one of us have a left brain anda right brain. While your left brain calculates, reasons, analyzes and thinks with logic, your right braingoes beyond the logic. It allows you to feel and experience through emotions. It is your right brainthat will always lead you passionately to your purpose.Your purpose in life is like a nagging little creature that sits on your shoulder, urging you to get onwith what you came here to do – to fulfill your purpose. Your intuitive inner voice will always urge youto play the music that you hear deep down inside so that you won’t die without playing it.The challenge is that your left brain tends to step in with it’s logic – telling you not to take risks andwarning you about failure and the prospect of disappointing others. If you continue to ignore this still www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -5-
  6. 6. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -quiet voice it keeps turning up the volume, trying to get you to listen. This often takes on the form ofan illness or an accident or being fired from your stifling job ex. If you listen only to your left brain youend up getting up every morning following the crowd – just paying your bills and getting by.Listen to your invisible companion and express the music that only you can hear and ignore whateverybody else thinks you should be doing. Do what you know you have to do to feel whole, com-plete and like you are fulfilling your destiny. You will never be at peace as long as you don’t play yourmusic. Let the world know why you are here and do it with passion.What is you heroic mission? Are you doing what YOU came here to do? You might be living a com-fortable life by merely fitting in and playing life by someone else’s rules, but you will never fulfill yourpassion that way.Your purpose, your passion, is that which stirs your soul and regardless of what it is, you can makea living doing it while simultaneously providing a service for others. The only thing that will keep youfrom taking this leap is fear, especially fear of failure. Ironically failure does not exist – it’s only apersonal judgment. When you take action you always produce results and whether you call it suc-cess or failure is all up to you.Take the risks! You cannot fail. Listen to your heart and play the unique brand of music that is withinyou.“If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.Let him step to the music he hears, however measuredor far away.” - RALF WALDO EMERSON SECRET #3 You Can’t Give Away What You Don’t Have:As ridiculous as it may sound, we simply cannot give away what we don’t have. This is quite easy tounderstand when it comes to something physical, but as soon as we think of something intangible,we tend to see right past this principle. If what we have inside is anger, fear, resentment ex. thenthese will be all that we have to give away.By becoming more loving towards yourself, you will attract more positive energy and gradually thisattitude will extend to other people. Consider this metaphor: If you squeeze an orange what do youget? Orange juice – because that’s what’s inside an orange. When someone squeezes you (by put-ting pressure on you) what comes out of you? The answer is that what you are full of is what willcome out of you. It’s not the person doing the squeezing, but what’s inside that will come out.There is an absolute law in the universe, The Law Of Attraction that says we get back from the uni-verse what we put out there. If what you put out is ‘I am not worthy’ of attracting what I want into mylife, then the universe will respond with exactly the same message – you are not worthy.Because of this, people tend to keep attracting the same things into their lives over and over again.They keep sending out the same message and wonder why they keep attracting the same things. www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -6-
  7. 7. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -The ocean of abundance is out there – available to all of us. You can take a big truck and fill it up20 times a day without making any impact on this ocean of abundance OR you can take a little eyedropper and take only that amount once a month and say ‘this is all that’s available to me’. It’s allavailable to you and it was written in the Holy Books that ‘All that I have is thine’. Abundance is notreserved for the ‘lucky’ or the ‘chosen’ few. But, if you believe that it is and that it’s availability islimited then you will only create that exact same experience of lack in your life.If your message to the universe is one that says ‘gimme, gimme, gimme…’ then the universe willrespond with exactly the same request right back at you and say now you ‘gimme, gimme, gimme…’and you will always find yourself struggling and always striving but never arriving because you arealways looking to get something. Your purpose in life is not to accumulate anything because in theend you can’t take anything with you when you leave your form. All you get to ‘keep’ is what you giveaway.So how do you find your purpose? It’s not so much something you ‘find’ as it is something that youconnect to and you do this by being of service. How can you give away to others that love and burn-ing passion that’s deep inside you –regardless of what it is? Discovering your purpose is a processand you will continue to seek it through different stages of your life. The more you pursue your owngoals and self interest the more it will allude you. The more you seek ways to contribute and makea difference, the more your purpose will be connected to you. Always remember that your purposeis about giving and not about getting.When you shift your energy from getting and unto giving, everything changes. When you stop look-ing at what’s in it for me and start looking at ways to serve, to give and to help, it all starts comingback to you. The universe responds in exactly the same way with ‘what can I give to you’.Take an inventory of your life and look at what you DO have. The love, the peace, the joy, the abun-dance ex. and start to give that away and just see how much more of it will come back into your life.Whatever you want in life, find it within yourself and give it away. Realize that ultimately you cannotgive away what you do not have within yourself. Everything that you want is available to you in thatinvisible world of thought; in the spiritual dimension. SECRET #4 Embrace Silence:Blaise Pascal’s famous observation that “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietlyin a room by himself.” still rings true today, especially in the ‘noisy’ world we live in. The average per-son has more than 60 000 thoughts a day which leaves very little space for silence. Yet, that spacebetween our thoughts are pure silence and learning to quiet our minds will help us to connect withGod. “Be still and know that I am God” it is said in the Bible.Mother Teresa described silence and it’s relationship to God by saying “God is the friend of silence.See how nature – trees, grass, grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they movein silence…We need silence to be able to touch souls.”This includes your own soul. Everything that’s created comes from silence and your very essenceemerged from this ‘emptiness’ called silence – God’s one and only voice is silence. Your sense of www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -7-
  8. 8. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -inner peace depends on spending some of your life energy on creating silence within yourself. It isthe way to get to know God and to remove tension and anxiety from your life.One of the most effective ways to create silence in your life is through the practice of meditation– which is nothing but making time to sit quietly alone. (note: Dr. Dyer has 2 audio programs avail-able on meditation: Getting in The Gap & Meditations for Manifesting which are both excellentguided meditations). Meditation is immensely powerful for it not only affects you, but it also affectsthose people around you. You will start to radiate a calmness and peacefulness that’s infectious andit will help you to deflect any negativity that might come your way.Through meditation you can make conscious contact with God. You simply cannot really KNOW Godthrough the testimony or experience of others. Silence is a vehicle with which you can get to experi-ence the unity and indivisibility of God – it’s a vehicle through which you can go from knowing aboutGod to knowing God personally.It is in this quiet inner space that everything is created and it is the source of inspiration in your life.Silence is where manifestation occurs. When it comes to all those things you wish to create in yourlife, it’s important to keep your ego out of it – keep it to yourself and keep it in that quiet inner spaceof peace and remain in that serenity that silence brings. SECRET #5 Give Up Your Personal History: “Florence Farr once said to me, ‘If we could say to ourselves, with serenity, Thy passing moment is as good as any I shall ever know, we could die upon the instant and be united with God.” – WILLIAM BUTLER YEATSGiving up your personal history is a lesson learned from Carlos Casteneda who said that one dayhe realized that he no longer needed a personal history. Just like drinking he gave it up and that andonly that made all the difference in the world. The wonderful truth in giving up your personal historyis that if you haven’t got a story then you don’t have to live up to it.All of us carry around ‘bags of manure’ called our past (our personal history) and we tend to bondto the people, the events and the circumstances from our past to the extent that we bond to it andeven identify ourselves with it. Every now and again we reach into the bags of manure and smear itall over ourselves and then we wonder why our lives smell so bad?It’s important to learn to merge yourself into the present moment. People tend to get so caught upin the past that it becomes their present moment experience of life. This keeps them locked up insomething that doesn’t even exist. The past is over and no amount of guilt will ever change that.If you are held hostage by something from the past (something that’s over) then the solution is togive up your personal history. One of the most important lessons that Dr. Dyer learned from one ofhis teachers was that you will never truly know God unless you give up the past and the future andmerge totally into ‘now’ because God is always here, now.The way to do it is not to simply walk away from it because if you do that you will always know that www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -8-
  9. 9. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -is still back there – you will always still have an attachment to it because you can still look back atit. The way to do it is to take your past and embrace it. You accept it fully as yours and you see it assomething that you had to go through in order to get to where you are right now. This doesn’t meanthat you have to feel guilty or blame yourself. It simply ‘is’ and the evidence for it is the fact that ithappened and you don’t need anymore evidence than that. Embrace it, own it and understand thatit happened for a reason – even if you don’t understand it right now.Alan Watts illustrates this principle beautifully with his analogy of a boat cruising downstream andyou are standing on the stern looking at the wake that the boat leaves behind as it moves throughthe water. The wake is just a trial that is left behind. So is the wake of your life – it’s just a trial thatis left behind and the wake does not make the boat move through the water. Your life is not going inthe direction it is going in because of the wake (your past).Remove all the labels you’ve placed on yourself for they only negate you. You are not what you’vedone, what you’ve been or what others think of you. Labels are only indications of your limitationsand when you give up your personal history you can give up these limitations. SECRET #6 You Can’t Solve A Problem With The Same Mind That Created It: “A man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” - CICEROThe opening lines of both The Torah and The Bible states that God created everything and that whatGod created was GOOD. If all that God created was good, then bad simply doesn’t exist. A CourseIn Miracles suggests that you don’t have problems – you only think that you do.In the world of spirit problems simply don’t exist. When your spiritual connection is weak you moveaway from spirit and your mind creates the illusion of your separateness from spirit and the resultsare problems. All your problems are nothing but a spiritual deficit and there is indeed a spiritual solu-tion to all your problems. When you change your mind you will solve any problem you might thinkyou have. (see Dr. Dyer’s book There’s A Spiritual Solution To Every Problem)Your thoughts are the source of everything in your life. All your relationships, for instance only existin your mind. It is in your mind that you carry them around with you – regardless of whether you arewith the person or not. The same is true for everything else in your life. Everything in this universesimply ‘is’. It is your thoughts about it that turns it into problems.If God is everywhere, then there is nowhere where God is not. God is therefore with you at all times.It is only your belief in your separateness from God that creates the attitudes called problems. Likelight dissolves darkness, spirit always dissolves problems. Resolve to believe in your connected-ness to God and hand all your problems over to your higher self.You have to quite literally rewrite your agreement with reality by always staying connected to God.Then, wherever you go and whatever you do will radiate your God consciousness. Start at onceto see yourself not as a person who has problems, but rather as a person who resolves problems.There are 3 levels of consciousness against which we can measure ourselves. They act as a goodindication of our connectedness to God. Remember that when you are connected to God, problemsdissolve. www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. -9-
  10. 10. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -The First Level is Ego Consciousness:This is the lowest level of consciousness in which your primary concern is your personality andyour body. You are always in competition, striving for success and measuring yourself against otherpeople. There’s a strong belief in your separateness from everyone else, from everything else andfrom God. Ego consciousness is very demanding and makes inner peace impossible. The resultsare usually despair, anger, hatred, stress and depression. When you move beyond your ego andmake your higher self the dominant force in your life you will start to feel inner peace and success.The Second Level is Group Consciousness:This is similar to ego consciousness, but you suppress your individual ego and join a larger group– a religion, a heritage, a political party, a family ex. You are required to think and act in a certainway, adopt their viewpoints, love what they love, hate what they hate ex. In group consciousnessyou are often (unconsciously) part of their destructive ideas, actions and beliefs only to justify it byhiding behind the group.The Third Level Is Mystical Consciousness:The highest consciousness is characterized by being problem free and totally connected. You feela sense of unity with all and everything and you realize that you are not what you have, accomplishor what others think of you. You can see problems for the illusions that they really are and your lifeis one of serene harmony with everything. SECRET #7 There Are No Justified Resentments:This is a very difficult thing for people to ‘get’. Most of us have resentments in our life – either resent-ments we harbor or resentments that are aimed at us. It is important to realize that no matter whatanger or negativity or hate that comes your way – NONE of it is justified.If you carry around resentment about anything or anyone, especially those people who have wrongedyou most, you are harmed more than them. We tend to justify certain resentments for ourselves inour minds – people think they have the right to be resentful because of the way they were treated.The truth is that these resentments will always create despair within you and learning to avoid this isone of the most important principles for inner peace. What starts off as a way of punishing someoneelse (the resentment) only ends up punishing you.No one ever dies from a snake bite. It is the venom that continues to pour through your system afterthe bite that eventually kills you. It is never what others do to you that ‘kills’ you, but it is the venom(the resentments) that you allow to pour through you that kills you.Take a look at your life right now and look at all those justified resentments that you have. You haveto learn to send blame out of your life – regardless of what it is. By learning to do this you will be ableto get to this ‘first level’ of spiritual riches. Regardless of what it is in your life, whether it be financialdifficulties, relationship problems, disease or whatever you blame; you have to stop blaming it andaccept responsibility for it - even if you are not directly at fault.So many people spend their live looking for reasons to be offended, but by learning to not be of-fended gives you control over how you feel at every moment you are alive. When you stop judging www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. - 10 -
  11. 11. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -other people you will get to know inner peace. A peaceful person attracts peaceful energy and youwon’t know God unless you are at peace because God is peace. Learn to send peace, love, forgive-ness and kindness to whatever comes your way – NO resentment. There’s a Chinese proverb thatsays if you are going to seek revenge, you better dig two graves. Your resentments will only destroyYOU even though they are aimed at someone else.The story is told of an enlightened master who was known for always responding with love and kind-ness despite criticism, judgment and ridicule. He said that ‘If someone offers you a gift and you donot accept it, to whom does the gift belong?” If someone offers you anger, guilt, insult ex. and yourefuse to accept it, to whom does it belong?Forgiveness will free you from resentments (even if they are justified). Forgiveness is at the centreof virtually all spiritual practices and it is probably the most healing thing you can do in your life. Loveand forgiveness will inspire you to work at what you are for rather than what you are against and helpshift your attention to that which empowers you. (see principle #10) SECRET #8 Treating Yourself As If You Already Are What You Would Like To Become: “First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.” – EPICTETUSWe all have some vision for ourselves and it’s usually something different from what and where wecurrently are. The challenge for most people is that they are blinded and sometimes trapped by whatthey are right now. The solution is to get out in front of your life and look back and see yourself asalready having and being what you would like to become.When you start to act as if what you’d like to be is already real, then you set in motion the very forcesthat will collaborate with you to make your dreams a reality. Through the world of spirit we can ac-cess anything that appears to be ‘missing’ from our lives and the way we do this is to get inspired(to be in-spirit). When you start to deliberately place your thoughts on what you’d like to be, youbecome inspired.More than 2000 years ago, Ptanjali wrote very passionately about inspiration and he suggested thatwhen we are inspired all our thoughts break their bonds and that our consciousness expands in alldirections. Dormant forces will come alive and you will discover yourself to be a greater person byfar than you ever imagined yourself to be. Whatever it is that you want in your life – start to ‘act as if’and those dormant forces will come alive and start to collaborate with you. Whatever it takes for youto make the experience as real as possible – do it! Visualize it, collect pictures, rehearse it…Acting as if is not about being deceitful or being fake, but rather about creating a silent agreementwith God in which you work WITH the forces of the universe to create for yourself the kind of life youultimately desire. You are entitled to a life of joy, love and happiness and you have a right to havesuccess and inner peace in your life.On a more practical level, you start to expect the best and you start to look for what’s right (insteadof the ‘normal’ pessimism) and you start to look out for what’s good and right with your partner, yourkids and everyone around you. The universe simply is the way it is and you get to make it the way www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. - 11 -
  12. 12. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -you choose for it to be. We tend to believe in coincidences and random events, but in this universethere are no coincidences. As you start to place your attention on what you DO want, you can startto work with these ‘coincidences’ to manifest what you want in your life.Through your attention you can put the law of attraction into motion and soon you will see howthe mysteries of coincidences and synchronicity starts to conspire with you in many unimaginableways. What you think about expands and by deliberately shifting your thoughts you can affect whatexpands in your life. You are connected to God (you cannot not be) and therefore you are a Divineforce that not just experience synchronicity, but someone who actually orchestrates it.Treating yourself ‘as if’ starts as a thought and moves into emotion and eventually into action. This isnot only true for yourself and what you want, but also for other people. Start to treat them ‘as if’ theyare what you expect from them and expect the best from everybody and just see how they live up tothese expectations. What you believe is what’s real to you and pretty soon you will start seeing themanifestation of your beliefs everywhere.Start to shift your attention from what’s wrong unto what’s right; to what you DO want and aboveall, expect it to show up. Treat everything that comes your way with a sense of anticipation and anexpectation that it’s part of the manifestation of your desire and soon it will be so! SECRET #9 Treasure Your Divinity:You are a Divine creation of God. You can never be separate from that which created you. Try andthink of God not as a person, but rather as a presence. The same presence that sprouts a seed, thatmoves the stars across the sky and also moves a thought across your mind.Think of God as the ocean and yourself as a glass (container). When you dip your glass into theocean you have a glass of God and although it’s not as big and powerful as the ocean, it’s still God.When you separate a drop of water from the ocean it’s weak and will ultimately evaporate. The se-cret of treasuring your divinity is to be united with God. As soon as you separate yourself you loosethe power of your source; that power which will allow you to create in your life exactly what youdesire and to experience the joy of being alive.One of the main reasons why we tend to separate ourselves from our Source is because of our ego.The ego is the ‘idea’ that you have of yourself – the idea that you are what you do and what youhave. The ego insists that you are separate from everything that’s missing in your life and that youhave to spend a great deal of energy chasing that which is missing. In the world of ego, God existsoutside of you as someone to fear and it keeps you petrified of your own divinity.You are a ‘piece of God’. You are not your body or your personality or any of your accomplishments.You are a piece of the Divine Intelligence that creates everything in the universe. Remember thatthere are no accidents. You are an integral part of this divine force – the ever present power of love.Rely on this source by always reminding yourself that it also includes you.You are a piece of God who showed up here at exactly the right moment and you will leave at exactlythe right moment. The divine intelligence that creates everything makes no mistake and the entire www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. - 12 -
  13. 13. BOOK SUMMARY - 10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer -universe exists in perfection – you are a miraculous part of it. Every time you experience guilt, fear,hate , anxiety or self-rejection you are denying your divinity and along with it your connection toGod. SECRET #10 Wisdom is Avoiding All Thoughts that Weaken You: “Nothing is unless our thinking makes it so.” – WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREEvery thought that you have will either weaken or strengthen you. Negative thoughts weaken youand authentic wisdom is the ability to monitor yourself at all times and shift from thoughts thatweaken you to thoughts that strengthen you. These principles are beautifully illustrated by DavisHawkins, M.D in his book Power vs. Force where he provides scientific proof for demonstrating howthoughts can either strengthen or weaken us.Thoughts of force (negative/destructive) always require a counter force and usually a battle that onlyweakens you. Power thoughts on the other hand, always strengthen you because it never makesany demands on you – there’s no counter force. Thoughts that weaken you weaken your entire body.According to Power vs. Force, shame is one of the thoughts that weaken you most and thereforeforgiving yourself is one of the most empowering things you can do. Even if you use ‘guilt tactics’ toget someone else to conform to your way of thinking, you will only be creating a weak person.To live in guilt is to use up your present moments being immobilized by what’s already passed. Noamount of guilt can ever undo what’s been done. Through the empowering thoughts of love andrespect for yourself you can release guilt. Don’t wallow in past mistakes – vow instead to be betterthan you used to be.Thoughts of apathy, fear and anger also weaken you. Every moment of every day presents you withunlimited options for living life fully and being truly connected to life. Your own mind is your kingdomof limitless potential. Don’t allow fear to drag you down. It creates hate which creates resentmentwhich weakens and immobilizes you.A simple and very effective way to handle fear is to turn it over to God with these words: “I don’t knowhow to deal with this, but I know I am connected to You, the miraculous creative force in the universe.I’ll move my ego out of the way and turn it over to you.”Wisdom is avoiding ALL thoughts that weaken you and anger is very weakening. It creates violenceand vengeance that moves you away from peace, yet anger is often seen as anormal (and justified)emotion in our society. When you shift to thoughts that strengthen you, you move into a positivevibration and you become strong. What you think about is the source of your experience of reality– you become what you think about and even your body responds to your thoughts (of which thePlacebo-effect is a great illustration).Thoughts of peace, joy, love and acceptance will empower you for they don’t create a counter forceand it stems from a willingness to allow the world to be as it is. This will create a sense of inner blisswithin you. Ultimately you are the master of your thoughts and every moment that you are alive youchoose your thoughts. Your mind is yours to control and it is your corner of freedom in life. Chooseto avoid those thoughts that weaken you and you will know what true wisdom is. www.ILLUMEN8.com Copyright©, All Rights Reserved. - 13 -
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