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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
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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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    Thomas Chiba Ken, Japan 01-04-11
    Thomas Chiba Ken, Japan 01-04-11
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    "Brilliant."

    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.

    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

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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 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

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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

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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.

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    Lois Palm Coast , FL, USA 08-07-08
    Lois Palm Coast , FL, USA 08-07-08 Member Since 2017
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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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  • Craig Beattie
    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.

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  • Phil
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    1/18/10
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    "Wow"

    One of the most inspiring things I have ever heard.

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  • JMD
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    Very inspiring audio book, down to earth approach on lao tse' words of wisdom, cheers.

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  • Anonymous
    10/13/17
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    "Life changing"

    Finished the book very quickly! just amazing and life changing . Really like Dr's voice,very calm and soothing.

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  • em
    9/11/17
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    "Incredible"

    Very well written and spoken. Dr Dyer s voice is clear and his message is given with the intent to help the reader understand the way of the Tao. The way of the Tao itself holds beautiful advice on how to lead a wholesome, full filling and happy life . Highly recommend for the soul seeker

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  • Neville Bartos
    8/22/17
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    "Another wonderful audiobook"

    Probably in my top 5 audiobooks I have. It's perfect to listen and re-listen. Like a lot of things I've found on my path, it was the perfect time to find and practice the Tao.

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  • Amazon Customer
    7/11/17
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    "Excellent modern perspective on a powerful ancient text"

    When I was 18 I read Your Erroneous Zones. It helped me get sanely to 45. Now I am 45 this is the perfect time for me to receive the wisdom of the Tao and of Wayne Dyer's reflections on it. More Tao, less Snapchat and we would all be better off.

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  • Anonymous
    6/6/17
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    "Excellent"

    I love it. But initially hard to practise it.. Once you practice.. Everything around you turns magical.. Making you happy fulfilled

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  • Uche
    5/13/17
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    "Peace and Tranquility"

    Love this book. It has jelped me change my thoughts and have peace with myself and others.

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  • shane leavy
    4/24/17
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    "A brilliant way of living your life"

    I was expecting much to be honest.... I'm not that into the abstract non physical ways of improving your health and would be quite sceptical but I was so surprisingly taken in by the teachings in this audio.... Although much of the verses seems contradictory in content Wayne apply teases them out for our modern day world with one of the best narrator voices I've heard.... I'll listen to this often to remind myself how to live my life in line with the Tao and be happy!! 😀

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