We are not our bodies, our possessions or our careers. Who we are is divine love and that is infinite. ~~ Wayne Dyer
I’m holding Wayne Dyer close to me today, close in peace, harmony and joy. Sadly, I am not alone, as millions are hugging him to their hearts today, the first day in 75 years that the world has been without its Wayne. He has been a brilliant presence, persisting and growing through the years, going from motivational speaker in the 1980s to one of the people named on the top ten list of spiritual leaders in the world. (For a good chuckle, hear Wayne Dyer tell of his placement in 2011 as number 3 spiritual leader behind Eckhart Tolle and the Dalai Lama. He tells a good story and his stories always have a point. —Or rather, I should say, “told” and “had”.)
He had the gift of compacting big thoughts into small sentences– aphorisms and memes that now appear across the Internet. But make no mistake, his wisdom and his gift to us, the world, is not in the aphorisms; it was in his generosity and persistent intention to take as many of us along with him on his journey as would go.
In April, he visited my hometown and my thoughts and appreciation are the same today as they were in my notes then, though today I would expand that one day as an expression of the full journey:
… I metaphorically walk with Wayne through the day, I catch a glimpse of what he wants us to achieve − the complete acceptance, expanse and joy of being. Capture that, I think, and you have captured the meaning of life. Or, no. You have captured life itself.
He leaves us with so much wisdom so well expressed. Here are just a few quotes from Wayne Dyer:
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
I see death as simply removing a garment or moving from one room to another. It’s merely a transition.
When Wayne Dyer’s family spread his ashes off the coast of Maui, Wayne’s face appeared in the waters. Coincidence? Wayne Dyer taught us there are no coincidences.