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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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    Sabrina 04-18-16
    Sabrina 04-18-16
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    "Life changing."

    Everything I have felt in my heart to be true, was expressed in this book. It's so comforting to me to have a spiritual book that confirms what I've always felt to be true; We are all one, God loves us all, and we create our own destiny by how we treat ourselves and others. I love that this book is narrated by the author. You can feel his passion for what he wrote and his love for the teachings in this book. My heart, and mind have been opened. I am forever changed for the better. Namaste.

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    Ju 04-14-16
    Ju 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful, timeless wisdom"

    As an avid follower or Dr Dyer, I found he skilfully managed to explain and translate the Toa for the modern reader and I am grateful for his teaching. I also love that it is Dyer himself reading to us, almost as an angel, beyond the grave. I will re listen to this book many times to remember the lessons and put them into practice. Namaste

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    Mark 04-10-16
    Mark 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good read"

    it was good to listen to while I worked my evening shift. it opened my eyes and mind to a new way of thinking

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    B. Lee 03-31-16
    B. Lee 03-31-16
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    "Sound issues, but very good"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, the book is amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life?

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    Do you think Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Of course....never ending learning. Just wish he was still here to write it!


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't finish listening, and had to purchase the actual book, because the way the microphone was, I could hear every 'mouth' noise Dr. Dyer made while speaking.

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    Audrey 03-29-16
    Audrey 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Tell everyone you know that is going through depression, life struggles or just at a crossroads to LISTEN to this"

    Never really listened to or read Wayne Dyer though I have heard of him and new his name. Can't tell you how much this has changed the way I see things. If you want something that will reduce you anxiety, lift your depression and just get your focus back on the positive this is your book! Recommending to everyone I know.

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Daily read forever"

    Twice read & will again daily very tranquil , relaxing and doable awesome thank you for the way!

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    Daniel Medina 02-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    A great audio book, way easy to listen by driving walking or jogging a must have.

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    Sharon 02-28-16
    Sharon 02-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Truth for the Soul"

    This is an awesome depiction and interpretation of the Tao. For me it has served as food for the soul. I listen to this audiobook quite often. The essence of it is powerful and it smoothly helps one to direct one's life. It is a wonderful discourse to help one attain a better understanding of the higher self.

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    Devin 02-26-16
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    "Ancient teachings modern insights"

    There is so much wisdom jam packed into this book. It moves really quickly so I recommend listening to it in small bites with some reflection time in between. The effort Dr Dyer went to in order to help modern audiences understand these ancient teachings is palpable. The style in which it is written won't be everyone's cup of tea but there is definitely a wealth of insight here which makes it a worthwhile read regardless.

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    Melanie 02-24-16
    Melanie 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing"

    Even after death his words will live on and inspire us... Thank you Dr. Dyer for helping me understand living the Tao

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  • David
    newquayUnited Kingdom
    2/24/08
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    "Great listen"

    A great listen with many little gems along the way.
    It helps me to relax and realise that I am just a part of nature and that 'all is well.'
    Well worth a download.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ash
    londonUnited Kingdom
    7/27/09
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    "Best book ever"

    I am not a person who usually writes a review but having listened to this masterpiece I could not resist.
    This is one book which tells you about all the things you come across in other personal development books. I was listening to the beautiful quotations and the magical voice of the author and "beautiful" was all I could say mesmerized by such wise and simple things.
    Highly recommended for any person who wants to look at his life....

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
    8/22/08
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    "Simple but relavent"

    Words of wisdom from the past and translated into english for the modern world. It does give you a lot to think about.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Tim
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    3/5/11
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    "An Atheist meets his match!"

    I've been an atheist for about 6 months now & had got to the point where I realised that yes: it may have truth to it, but it doesn't translate into any kind of way of life. In fact, I'd go so far to say that it is very much a negative philosophy of 'I don't believe in something', rather than asserting something to believe in.

    So I watched ?The Tao Of Steve? (after reading the peerless book ?My Friend Leonard?) & was intrigued enough to search up the subject, whereupon I discovered this & the book itself. I tried the ?Tao Te Ching? but the version I had is a little dense & ineloquent, requiring detailed study & reflection.

    When I tried this, however, it was like pure spiritual truth. Each verse is a condensed, simple version of the Tao (if not 100% faithful) & the small essays elaborate on the important themes of each verse to aid understanding.

    The weirdest thing is that most audio material relies on you hearing the majority of the words in order to understand the contents. Driving in a car, this is not always feasible but seems to work on a subconcious level, meaning the wisdom is not necessarily perceived although it is certainly acted on & absorbed by the mind.

    My one criticism (if I might be so bold) is that the Tao does not seem at heart to be a Christian Theistic philosophy, but more Pantheist. This audio program relies heavily on the Bible & God to explain the Tao even though (as he Dr Dyer admits) the Taoist concept of God has nothing to do with reward & punishment.

    That said, I did find the Biblical verses added understanding & Dyer is bold in proclaiming Taoist philosophy & that we all worship one 'God'.
    I'd recommend this program as an excellent starting point for anyone interested in Taoism & I think it is an excellent way to balance ones life - between the relentless fierce logic of secularism, and the pure embracing (almost naive) love of the Tao.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Herts, United Kingdom
    7/3/11
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pedro
    7/7/14
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    "Excellent interpretation"
    Would you listen to Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book over and over, everytime I listen to it realise new things that I missed the first time round


    What other book might you compare Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life to, and why?

    The book is unique and I am yet to come across another title of a similar theme. There are many similar books on the market but this is unique as it tells you to change the way you think of eveyday life


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

    I have seen a lot of material by Dr Wayne W Dyer but have not read any of the other books even though there are many to choose from. I will consider some of the other books when I have completely exhusted this book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Moments such as where they books tells you a new way to think each day are very moving moments. When changing the way a person thinks it takes time to reprogramme yourself and this books makes a good way to help you adjust


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M M Laitinen
    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Craig
    CroydonUnited Kingdom
    3/6/10
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
    Bury, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    1/18/10
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    "Wow"

    One of the most inspiring things I have ever heard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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