Wayne Dyer was a brilliant light in the world of mental health and he is certainly missed by many. I prefer to be happy that his existence and mine overlapped for so long and so with that gratitude I bring you this short video. Herein Wayne describes quite nicely the utter pointlessness of buying anything, moving anywhere, and/or changing anyone or anything external as a way of improving the internal quality of your life.
Your life experience is absolutely not an external experience. You’re life isn’t you going here or you going there, or doing this or doing that, or being with this person or in this place, your life is what you think about where you went, where you’re going and where you are. Everyone around you is also shaped not by themselves, but by your individual opinion.
Despite how it appears, you are the only person in the entire universe who sees the people you meet exactly the way you do, so there’s no point in trying to manage your reputation because you are also a different person to everyone you speak with. So relax, because the only person it’s comfortable to be is you, and once you’re firmly yourself you can begin to work on changing your thought patterns to better reflect the world you would like to live in. Enjoy, and then go create yourselves a fantastic weekend!
Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.