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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Audiobook

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

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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 2016
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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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    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 01-29-10
    M. Stewart 01-29-10
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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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    Andrew Oak Ridge, TN, USA 10-24-09
    Andrew Oak Ridge, TN, USA 10-24-09
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    "Excellent is the word it earns!"

    Dr. Dyer speaks from his heart; his altruism and unpretentious attitude calm are apparent in his voice and the words carried on it.
    This work should be read or heard by all, regardless of their faith, beliefs, or lack of them.
    I listened to it on my way to work as a teacher in a state prison and it helped me to help them, and them me.
    Dr. Dyer, Thank You, Sir.
    Andrew C. Cooper

    5 of 6 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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 08-16-09
    Mahendra (MH) Melbourne Australia 08-16-09 Member Since 2016
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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 2016
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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.

    13 of 17 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 2014

    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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Johan OostendeBelgium 10-01-08
    Johan OostendeBelgium 10-01-08
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    "He who knows does not speak ..."

    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.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. R. D. Cox
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    3/3/11
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    "Honest, well written and read"

    Honest, well written and read account of the Tao

    Without the BS associated with other writers, I have decided I will study the Tao - but in light of other philosophies developed in the last 2.5k years and some older.

    I wont follow it wholesale - but I will recommend this book and I will be reading it again I it has changed my life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ben Brophy
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    1/17/17
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    "Essential"

    In my humble opinion this beautiful interpretation of the infamous Lao Tzu classic should be essential listening for everyone.

    81 verses of timeless, important wisdom summarised in the beautiful delivery unique to Wayne Dyer.....there is not one person who won't benefit from listening. Furthermore the world desperately needs more of us to be heeding and living more of these principles, especially in today's tumultuous, unsustainable and divisive era.

    You will get different insights on every listen or read. I've just finished my third listen and will revisit many times this year to really take in the multitude of layers, principles, insights and teachings.

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  • Rick bow
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    "One of the best"

    I've over 70 Audio books this is in my top 3. Totally recommend j it. Wayne s a legend in everything he does .
    His books are life changing and this has got to be the best so far xxx

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  • Mr. G. D. Allen
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    12/30/16
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    "Great Book, Great Reader"

    I loved listening to Wayne Dyer's interpretation of the Tao Te Ching and how to apply it to modern life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hameed
    12/20/16
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    "it's enlightening and I'm willing to live it"

    loved it but more importantly I would like to live
    I will try to live it

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  • Rusty nail
    11/14/16
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    "Enjoyed this book"
    Where does Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A book you can listen to over and over for reference. Makes sense and helps to clarify your thoughts


    What did you like best about this story?

    interesting and helpful insights into your own thoughts


    Have you listened to any of Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Love Dr Wayne Dyer voice so soothing. This has been translated beautifully


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Look into your self


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  • Sarah Gillam
    10/28/16
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    "amazing"

    For me this is the ultimate
    You must hear this
    It will change your life x

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  • Jeffrey
    10/22/16
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    "life changing!!!!"

    This book has changed me in so many beautiful ways. I listen to it every day.

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  • Hanna
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    7/7/16
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    "Wonderful"

    Not sure I can live up to it, but I'm going to try. I intend to listen to this often. If everyone could put into practice even one of Lao Tzu's verses, what a world we could share :-) Wayne certainly left a positive footprint on the earth, and will continue to do so xx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marie
    6/12/16
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    "Invaluable...."

    This is an invaluable listen and I know what I have heard has already started making a fantastic difference to my life and will go on to make many more positive changes to the life of people I meet, my family and friends, and myself.
    Now to re listen from the start....
    Thank you

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