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Kahlil Gibran:
Of time you would make a stream
upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness,
and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory
and tomorrow is today’s dream.


Following is from work by
Wayne Dyer
Ten Principles for Success and Inner Peace


The Sixth Principle:
Give Up Your Personal History 


In other words, don’t let your past limit or define who you are, how you live, or what you accomplish in and with your life. Belief is a thought that you have repeated over and over again. A habit is a behavior that you have repeated over and over again. You cannot find the light by studying the darkness. Give up your personal history.

Dyer offers his opinion, based on his personal experiences in overcoming challenges. He says, “I have no advice on goal setting, putting your nose to the grindstone, planning your financial future, listening to us older folks, respecting your culture  . . . Instead, what I offer you are ten secrets that allow your spirit to guide you.

Love for yourself. Love what you do. Love others.

Focus in meditation on love

Meditation Not Only Affects You
It Impacts Everyone Around You

When you’re at peace, you radiate a different kind of energy than when you’re stressed or depressed. The more peaceful you become, the easier you may deflect the negative energies of those you encounter.

This is like having an invisible shield around you that nothing can penetrate unless it’s at a higher spiritual energy than your shield . . . A person who attempts to bring you into their misery cannot succeed without your agreement.

Your mediation practice keeps building immunity. Not only can you deflect the negativity of those around you, but your sense of peace will bring others into harmony with you . . . just being in the energy field of those who meditate raises the serotonin levels of the observers . . . The more you achieve peacefulness through meditation, the more your peaceful state impacts those around you.


The Wayne Dyer videos that I had put into this and the other posts from this series were removed from YouTube – I am doing my best to replace them when I find suitable substitutes.


Understand that what you think about expands . . . If your thoughts are filled with doubt and you have a closed mind, you will of necessity act upon those closed mindedness doubts, and you’ll see evidence of your thinking virtually everywhere you are. On the other hand, should you decide (make no mistake about this, it is a choice) to have a mind that’s open to everything, then you’ll act upon that inner energy, and you’ll be the creator of as well as the recipient of miracles wherever you are.

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No one really is a failure . . . fails at anything. Everything you do produces a result . . . Failure is a judgment. It’s just an opinion. It comes from your fears, which can be eliminated by love.

You will find your answers in the silence

Your past is over! By bonding to your past, you not only ensure that you’ll be
immobilized today, but you prevent yourself from healing . . . with compassion, allow the words, wounds, and pain of the past to be written, embraced, examined, understood, accepted, and loved for all that you’ve learned and experienced. The act of . . . embracing it will give you the strength to transform the past into song, poem, paint, or ritual if you feel called to do those things, or to throw it away in your unique way.

You went through what you went through in order to get to where you are . . . and the evidence is that you did . . . embrace this . . . and understand this . . . accept this.

Become free to immerse yourself in this moment — the now that’s called the
present — because it’s simply that — a present to open . . . relish, nurture, play with, and enjoy and explore your present.

Don’t let the elusive present moment get used up by thoughts that aren’t in the here and now . . . you can consume your now with thoughts of “then” and “maybe,” but that will keep you from the inner peace and success you could experience . . . Practice living in the moment, and refuse to allow any thoughts based on your past to define you.

Stop and take notice of all that’s in your immediate space — the people, creatures, vegetation, cloud formations, building designs, everything . . . be set upon releasing your personal history from your repertoire of available excuses for why you’re not living in peace.

Transcending labels, particularly those that have been placed on you by others in your past, opens you to the opportunity of soaring in the now in any way that you desire.

You can be all things at any present moment in your life . . . you’re not what you’ve done, what you’ve been, how others have taught you, or what has been done to you. You’re a part of the beloved, connected always to your source, and therefore connected to the unlimited power of the beloved.


see also:
Success Principles
#1#2#3#4#5, and #7#8, #9, #10


The above is from work by
Wayne Dyer
Ten Principles for Success and Inner Peace


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