10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace
1 – Be open to everything and attached to nothing
Open your mind to all possibilities – have the belief that all things are possible. This is a powerful mindset. If you close your mind off to something, it no longer becomes a possibility. We might as well be open to all possibilities because that (at the very least) allows them the opportunity to come to fruition.
Attachments create all of your problems. The need to be right, to possess something or someone, and the need to win, are all attachments. Let go of them and you’ll have a lot more inner peace.
Refuse pessimism! Since we really know nothing (as a wise man once said), we really don’t know why anything happens and therefore have no reason to be pessimistic about a situation or event.
To really illustrate this point, check out this Chinese Proverb:
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” A few days later, the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out, “your horse has returned, and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” Later that week, the farmer’s son was trying to break one of the mares and she threw him to the ground, breaking his leg. The villagers cried, “Your son broke his leg, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” A few weeks later, soldiers from the national army marched through town, recruiting all the able-bodied boys for the army. They did not take the farmer’s son because he was still recovering from his injury. Friends shouted, “Your boy is spared, what tremendous luck!” To which the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”
The moral of this story, is, of course, that no event, in and of itself, can truly be judged as good or bad, lucky or unlucky, fortunate or unfortunate.
2- Don’t die with your passion still in you
Step to your own music and inspiration. Follow your dreams!
3 – You can’t give away what you don’t have
Respond with love in all circumstances because you get what you give. Trust yourself and love yourself. You can’t give love if you don’t have any for yourself. What comes out of you in the form of words and actions, is what’s inside of you. What do you have inside?
4 – Embrace silence
Meditate and take the time to listen to the sounds of nature.
5 – Give up personal history
Live in the now because your past is gone. Remove your labels. You are not your past.
6 – Improve your mindset
You experience everyone and everything as thoughts in your head. Your thoughts are the source of virtually everything in your life. Change your mind, change your life.
7 – No resentments
When you’re resentful, you’re giving your emotional well being over to someone else. Don’t blame others. You are responsible for your life. Send love, peace, and joy for whatever comes your way.
When it comes to criticism, ask yourself, why would I let something that belongs to someone else be a source of resentment? Do not accept that gift. What you think of me is none of my business. Refuse to be offended.
Don’t judge – Judging is defining. Be peaceful, forgive others, let go, free yourself.
8 – Treat yourself as if you already are what you want to be
Act as if you are already that person you want to be. See yourself and declare it. Visualize how that future you would think, feel, and speak and then do it. It all starts with thoughts, then feelings, then actions.
9 – Treasure your divinity
Everything is a miracle. You are a piece of the divine intelligence that supports everything.
10 – Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you
Forgive yourself for shame, guilt, and apathy. Turn over issues, fears, and problems to your higher self… not your ego.
That sums up Dr. Wayne Dyer’s 10 secrets for success and inner peace. Thanks for reading.
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