Dr. Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life
Sun, 09/20/2009 - 12:30pm
Dr. Wayne Dyer’s interpretation of the verses continues the tradition of the Tao as a handbook that has helped millions of people find peace while living through turbulent times. In the course of the program, he encourages viewers to see these verses and ideas as insights into life and nature. Dr. Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life airs on Sunday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11).
The Tao Te Ching, attributed to the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, has been called “the wisest book ever written.” Composed of 81 short verses, it is a book of wisdom that, next to the Bible, is the world’s most translated classic. This ancient discourse on the nature of existence continues to be a valuable resource for achieving a way of life that guarantees integrity, joy, peace and balance.
Dr. Dyer explains that through attending to the ideas of the Tao, it is possible to change our thoughts on some of the most profound questions and issues confronting us today — and that, in changing those thoughts, our lives will be transformed by a sense of great peace and harmony. He quotes Tao verse 78: “Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water/But for attacking the hard, the unyielding/Nothing can surpass it.” Dr. Dyer explains this concept, which may be counterintuitive to Western minds: The softer you are, the less rigid you are; the more flexible you are as a person, the more you can accomplish. In his masterful teaching style, Dyer provides tangible “take-aways” for practicing this concept.