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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao | [Dr. Wayne W. Dyer]

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.
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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this program, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has created 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today's modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne's researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. As Wayne says, "This is an audiobook that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you'll live in a new world aligned with nature. I'm so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me."

©2007 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer; (P)2007 Hay House

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    Michelle waycross, GA, USA 02-21-08
    Michelle waycross, GA, USA 02-21-08 Member Since 2005
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    "inspiring and thoughtful"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Newberry, SC, USA 08-27-09
    Mark Newberry, SC, USA 08-27-09
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    "Pretty Good"

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia CHICAGO, IL, United States 10-31-12
    Cecilia CHICAGO, IL, United States 10-31-12
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    "Enlightening and a joy to listen to"

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Stewart Denver, CO 01-29-10
    M. Stewart Denver, CO 01-29-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Momentus"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Damian miami beach, FL, USA 10-18-09
    Damian miami beach, FL, USA 10-18-09
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    "Thank you!"

    Wayne:

    thank you!! It is an amazing book!

    Damian

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    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 08-16-09
    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 08-16-09
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    "Change your thoughts change your life"

    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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Lynchburg, TN, USA 05-24-09
    Renee Lynchburg, TN, USA 05-24-09 Member Since 2008
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    "I could listen to this every day"

    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

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert South Euclid, OH, USA 12-07-07
    Robert South Euclid, OH, USA 12-07-07
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    "Not the way"

    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.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Lois Palm Coast , FL, USA 08-07-08
    Lois Palm Coast , FL, USA 08-07-08 Member Since 2008

    I am a creative, brainstorming genius! Ok maybe not a genius... but close! I am an avid runner, marathoner and student of exceptional living!

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    "A must read!!"

    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.

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    Tracy Canada 08-28-13
    Tracy Canada 08-28-13 Member Since 2010

    A long time reader and listener - I just can't get enough of Audible! (Especially mysteries and Buddhist texts and history and ...etc!

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    "Ok. But Dyer bugs me."

    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).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Dalvinder
    west bromwich, United Kingdom
    11/1/11
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    ""Wonderfully paced""

    This audiobook is in my Top 10 most listened to in a week. Fantastic philosophy to live life by.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
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    "Profound"

    Listened to a few versus every day and found it very relaxing and thought provoking. The reader voice conveys the messages perfectly. Would highly recommend.

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  • A User
    1/13/11
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    "excellent!"

    Really enjoyable book to listen. Gives a new dimension for those long walks when listening to Wayne Dyer. If you like his style, don't think you'd be disappointed.

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  • Craig
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    "A great book, slow and easy"

    I listened to this while driving around in the car. It's a relaxing listen. I've read a few translations of the Tao Te Ching and found this to be a very rewarding book.

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  • Phil
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    "Wow"

    One of the most inspiring things I have ever heard.

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  • Karen
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    "Very tedious and trite."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Its not always necessary for a book to say something new to be useful, but this book seemed to expand the old, brief wisdom of the original into mind-numbing obviousness.


    What was most disappointing about Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s story?

    I am not that exacting when I listen on car journeys, but I couldn't finish this.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I couldn't really evaluate the performance with no interest in the content.


    What character would you cut from Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life?

    This is not a relevant question.


    Any additional comments?

    I have bought a lot of audible titles, and only really disliked a handful, but this is one of them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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