By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
The Dao De Jing or the Great Way, is a collection of 81 poetic verses attributed to Lao-Tzu, an ancient Chinese master. After reviewing hundreds of translations of this text, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has written 81 essays on how to apply this wisdom to today’s world. Each chapter gives a clear demonstration of living in accordance with the Dao, the Way, today, as commentary on the corresponding verse of the Dao De Jing.
Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of more than 30 books, has created numerous audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Many of his books have been featured as National Public Television specials.
Wayne holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York.
This is a slow-read book, perfect to have next to your bed to open randomly and to read one chapter at a time. It is also perfect to use as inspirational reading to start your morning or end your day.
There is something about this book that makes me peaceful and ?in the moment? every time I read it.
One of my favorite chapters is ?Living in Simplicity?. I especially like to read this chapter when life feels complicated and overwhelming. The two opening line of the verse from the Dao De Jing present a paradox:
?The Tao does nothing,
But leaves nothing undone.?
In our culture, doing nothing is not always acceptable and might come across as being lazy and unsuccessful. Dyer suggests biting your tongue and zipping your lips deliberately when you are tempted to get involved in the lives of those around you. In his ?Do the Tao Now? section for the chapter, he suggests to memorize these two inspiring lines and to take a 30-minute walk, taking a note of their truth while exploring nature.
Use this rich resource to get centered and connected to your inner voice and your wisdom.