When I first enlisted in the Marines a fellow recruit introduced me to the Tao Te Ching. I wasn’t having religion rammed down my throat which many people want to do for decades to me. I chose my own path as a result of reading the Tao Te Ching later. The Tao has been out of my life for a few years when this book came into my life recently. I’ve always tried to live by the teachings. Now we have a book by someone who has done that for some time. I found that this occurred for a reason and I’ve begun to actively force myself not to see people as my enemies. Nor do I see myself in competition with anyone. I found this book enlightening and explaining why I’m doing the things I’m doing now in my life. I recommend it to anyone seeking to understand why their on the path they're on in their lives.
A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!
Actually - I've heard of Dyer before. Heard good things. And this book is worth the credit. But Dyer himself bugs me.
He goes on a little bit about his name, and its origin, and so, therefore, he was meant to be here as a spiritual guide... (can't remember the weird connections he was making, but it was grasping at straws).
Also, after learning about Dyer, I watched some You Tube videos, too. In one speech, he talks about a t-shirt his son had bought that Dyer basically guilted the son into giving him; in another place, Dyer seems to be talking about the same incident, but uses different language, decorates it differently, perhaps even remembers it differently, but in the new story, the son generously and willingly gives the t-shirt.
These two versions make me just not trust Dyer. Also - I don't like how he made his name into some kind of significance.
Buy this - it's not bad. I honestly just don't like Dyer. I much prefer Jack Kornfield (Buddhist), Eckhart Tolle (spiritualist) and Jon Kabat-Zinn (spiritualist).
A lot of you will be familiar with Wayne Dyer's work, and this is no different in that it comes from the purest place of helping people. I found some verses more helpful than others, but over all, I found this to be endlessly inspiring, calming, and warming to the soul. I've listened to the whole thing, and regularly return to it, listening to a verse before I go to bed or get up. There is such simplicity and wisdom that it really puts me in a wonderful space every time.
Thankyou Lao Tsu, and thankyou Wayne Dyer.
Wayne puts into very practical language the essence of all 81 verses of the Tao Te Ching and offers real insight into understanding, absorbing and applying it to your life. This is truly a masterful, inspired effort and what I believe may be Wayne Dyer's best work.
So beautifully written and read. The core principles in this book makes u wonder whether u r listening to Bhagwad-Gita!. I keep listening to the book. I may have had at least 15 complete listening in last 2 years. Definitely a book that has changed my mind and life!
Ever read a book that changed your life, that helped you find center, focus, peace and a new found sense of self? This is "that" book. Dr. Dyer has done a marvelous job of making the Tao Te Ching understandable and more... embraceable. You'll enjoy this book.
I loved this audiobook. Without even getting to the end (which I plan to in the near future) it inspired me to lose weight successfully by helping me recenter myself with respect to my goals. Overeating for me was parallel to my desire for material things. These were things that I wanted from life and still do, but after reading this book, my desire for them is devoid of the unnecessary preoccupation that leads to problems such as excessive weight gain.
Dr. Dyer's smooth presentation on television does not come through on the dictation. Perhaps its the length of the material, but the dictation is hurried and almost a monotone, so I find myself spacing out. This is the first audio book I have not been able to enjoy.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
I tried to get into this book, but this Tao is a load of bollocks. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is a quiet spoken narrator but he ended up boring me and sending me to sleep. I tried to break up the listening over days but after a month I was no wiser and felt this book was a waste of my time and money. Perhaps I am meant to be something other than a Buddhist Monk. Sorry Doc, this book didn't help.