In 2009, Dr Wayne W. Dyer made a movie called ‘The Shift’. For those interested in life purpose and defining the transition from ambition to meaning, it’s a must see.
What’s it essentially about? It is becoming more self aware, wiser and seeing the deeper meaning and union with the Universe in thought and action compared to the earlier, more material ego -focused busier years of our youth. I believe he succeeds with great humility and sincerity at demonstrating how ‘The Shift’ can occur in us mentally at anytime and consequently dominos to a dramatic shift in understanding the laws of truths, love and meaning in our lives. As Dr. Dyer succinctly describes it, “For what is great in the morning, will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true, at evening, would have become a lie”. HayHouse is offering the movie for free for a limited time. Link here if you’re interested.
Despite the time you feel it is on your ‘life clock’, whether you’re in the morning or afternoon, one rule stands true and is mentioned again by Dr Dyer. “People don’t attract what they want or desire in their lives. People attract and get more of who they are“. In those terms, we then need to imagine what you want to receive and be that person now to bring what you desire into your experience.
We cannot attract what we want without changing to be that which we want to attract. We then must begin to change who we are if we’re wanting that new (fill in the blank) of who we would like to become or destination we would like to reach. When this is done, you’re point of attraction changes to give you more of the NEW you. You’ll start to notice things you hadn’t cared about before which are now in line with who you want to become, and begin to dismiss unaligned thoughts and situations.
I believe the Inside-out concept is one of the laws and spiritual pillars Wayne was eluding to. Think of an egg; if an egg is broken by an outside force life ends, but if it is broken by an inside force, life begins. Progress, company visions’ and personal change and relationships always occur from the inside – out. The backwards mentality is seen everyday, that is, seeking external gratification in the hope of personal internal change. Almost akin to washing a car and hoping the engine starts.
The only way to change ourselves, a relationship, a circumstance, situation or predicament is to change our mental state first. We must encompass and search for this moment of clarity we wish to see in ourselves. Inspiration to act is the catalyst for that change. Thats where passion, drive and determination come from. That’s where our Inspired future lies waiting for us to arrive.
RIP Dr Dyer (1940-2015), your message lives on.
Barry is the #1 International Best Selling Author of The 11 Master Secrets to Business Success and Personal Fulfillment. He is available for speaking engagements, radio interviews and talks surrounding the most destructive personal habits which stop us from achieving the growth we want for ourselves professionally and personally. He is Director and founder of industry Agency ShoeCircle.com.au and life-purpose website barrynicolaou.com