From the PBS series i thought I would try the book and was not disappointed. I buy every book I find and see myself listening to these affirmations during my busy day to keep life in perspective. Essential for developing and maintaining a strong spiritual foundation.
This was pretty good, but not up there with his best work. I am a fan of Dr. Dyer and I think this could have been better. One drawback is his soothing voice narrating this book. His voice tended to drone me to sleep if I were in bed. I had to listen several times to hear the book due to this. As far as content...
The book is deep, "very" deep. It may be too deep for some and I think I fall into that category. It went so deep that he lost me at times. This is why I give it a 3 star rating instead of 4 or 5 stars. Deep, but not so deep that you lose the point would have been better.
I think his unabridged version of "The Power of Intention" was far better.
I actually had hopes for this book. I knew there would be some amount of pantheistic babbling but the Dao can provide some great insights into life - new ways of thinking about things. My disappointment is that this book really does not meet man's real condition in the real world. The author's application to our time and place is too vague with too few insights.I would recommend William Martin's books based on the Dao; there is one for lovers, one for parents and one for the 2nd half of life.
Because I now do daily morning walks, I decided to purchase (for the first time) an audiobook format to keep me company. I wanted something enlightening and motivating, and having remembered from years ago when I first read one of Dr. Dyer's books (The Power of Intention), I decided to check out some of his other works. I found this and I am so happy I did. Listening to him is very soothing along with the empowering words of wisdom and life lessons he so thoroughly gathered from the Tao Te Ching's teachings. It is so amazing that such ancient teachings can be so applicable to our lives today, and this is what Dr. Dyer brings to us. This has definitely shifted my ways of thinking and feeling, and I feel empowered to apply them to any situation in my life now when I need/want to with a much calmer and open heart approach. This has made me feel more centered and grounded. Thank you, Dr. Dyer!
All I can say is this is a masterpiece. That said, reading the book is slightly better vs. listening to the audio as the concepts of the Tau are a little strange to the western ear and it may take two or three readings of a concept for it to make sense. But if you can live with rewinding a time or two this is worth every penny and more.
Well read by the author. However, some may misunderstand the depth of the message. It is an active accpetance of status quo that is the message rather than a passive acquiescence
very inspiring, a good thing to listen to on long trips when you won't be disturbed. This would be a great gift to help those who need a lift and a new prospect on life
I am a creative, brainstorming genius! Ok maybe not a genius... but close! I am an avid runner, marathoner and student of exceptional living!
This audiobook is my favorite of all the books I've listened to so far... which is a lot! I found Wayne Dyer's voice very pleasant to listen to, and the content is fabulous. The information is well presented. If everyone lived according to the way of the Tao, the world would be a better place. As a reader of Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth I think this book covers many of the same concepts in ANE, only in an easier to understand format.
He who knows does not speak, he who speaks does not know. And Wayne talks a lot (lol). Of course if you want to share this wisdom you have to either write it down or talk about it. Apart from a bit of self-glorification by Wayne, a bit too much talk (you could easily edit out 10-15% and keep the message intact), does he really have to repeat dozens of times that the Tao Te Ching is 2500 years old, ... this audiobook is a great way to either get to know Taoism or to make it part of your daily life. Inspiring and motivating. I highly recommend it.