Wayne Dyer says:
“As you think so shall you be!
Since you cannot physically experience another person, you can only experience them in your mind. Conclusion: All of the other people in your life are simply thoughts in your mind.
Not physical beings to you, but thoughts. Your relationships are all in how you think about the other people of your life. Your experience of all those people is only in your mind. Your feelings about your lovers come from your thoughts.
For example, they may in fact behave in ways that you find offensive. However, your relationship to them when they behave offensively is not determined by their behavior, it is determined only by how you choose to relate to that behavior. Their actions are theirs, you cannot own them, you cannot be them, you can only process them in your mind.”
As I reflect on the teachings that I have got from Wayne Dyer, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and with love. There is a sense of understanding that he played right to the end. The week before he died he was giving a talk in New Zealand. In October he was due to be on the cruise that I’m going on with my daughters and my mother.
I came across this quote above, which I had written down in 2010 on his “last Australian tour” (he did two more after that!). We were fortunate to meet him here in Perth. So if all the people we know exist only in our thoughts, then he is not gone. Wayne is still with us. He is just in another room.
with love and gratitude