Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao

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Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this set, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching ...

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Overview

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good.

In this set, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has created 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 12 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.”

        Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them.

This is a work to be followed slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401911850
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/10/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 8 CDs
  • Pages: 8
  • Sales rank: 351,615
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 6.12 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

WAYNE DYER Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, is one of the most widely known and respected people in the field of self-empowerment. He became a well-known author with his bestselling book, Your Erroneous Zones, and has gone on to write many other self-help classics. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer, who has a doctorate in counseling psychotherapy, has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. When he's not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Wayne is writing from his home in Maui, Hawaii. DEEPAK CHOPRA Deepak Chopra has written more than twenty-five books, which have been translated into thirty-five languages. He is also the author of more than one hundred audio- and videotape series, including five critically acclaimed programs on public television. In 1999 Time magazine selected Dr. Chopra as one of the Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century, describing him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Dr. Chopra currently serves as CEO and founder of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    It Works....

    I actually bought this book a year ago. I started to read and put it down. I just wasn't ready. In April, I started Tai Chi and then began the book, as the ancient practice and this book are true companions. I read a chapter a night, almost done. I have started to apply the wisdom to my daily life and am finding peace in this chaotic world. It does work. I have highlighted points that strike me, and once done, will begin again and reflect on those thoughts. For anyone ready to remove the drama from their lives and find some peace, this is a great book to start the journey.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2009

    Change your thoughts, and you'll change your whole life, it totally works!

    It does not matter in what religion you are, this is for everyone.There is only one verse to read and you will notice that is a very special book that will help you find answers in life. This book is so inspiring and motiving. This book is better than any medicine out there, it is a very powerful book. This has been one of my favorites books of all-times. Highly recommended.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    "Words to live by."

    Tao Te Ching, the "Great Way," contains the 81 verses of Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher (604 BCE - 531 BCE). Wayne Dyer spent the better part of a year researching translations of Lao-tzu's verses and has compiled them in a magnificent book where he speaks of the modern-day application of each of Lao-tzu's teachings. One of Lao-tzu's most famous teachings is, "The journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step," or "...begins beneath one's feet," depending on which translation you read. The book is profound, moving, and is meant to be read and savored over time. Dyer has been writing about all things transformational for many years and not only does this book not disappoint, it may very well be the hallmark of his work. Chapters are titled "Living by Letting Go," "Living Untroubled by Good or Bad Fortune," "Living in Wholeness." In the world we inhabit today, these are words to live by.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life

    Wayne Dyer's Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life is a great interpretation of the ancient Tao Te Ching. Wayne begins each chapter with an excerpt from one of the various Tao Te Ching then goes on to decipher the mystery of the message. Utilizing his clear & peaceful state of mind he brings his enlightened state to mix with this ancient wisdom.
    Together it creates a wonderful balance of contemplations that will not only inspire you but get you into a peaceful state for the day. Wayne Dyer's words carry light and that is what you will feel reading this book of ancient wisdom brought into a modern perspective. Enjoy!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    It doesn't matter who you are, what you do, what you earn, where you live, etc THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! This is my first, and so far, only review I've ever entered. I just finished the last of 8 CD's in this book set and can't wait to start it over again! Especially for commuters, this is the perfect way to not only pass the time, but enjoy it! Dr Dyer is superb in his translation of the Tao Te Ching and can be applied anytime, anywhere!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    A good book in understanding a perspective of the Tao

    I enjoyed reading this book. It was motivating and inspiring, and if you are able to apply it to your life, you will be better for it. The Tao lets you "let go" of emotions and situations that are painful. I would like to say that this is Mr. Dyers perspective of the Tao. Everybody should read the Tao on their own to see how they read it. You can type in Tao on any search engine on the web, and you will see places to go to understand it and read the verses. However, I do believe that this is a really well explained book, and Mr. Dyer really helps you understand the Tao wisdom. This is not a book that will change your life overnight, as the Tao wisdom can take a lifetime to master, if someone ever does, but it will really change your life, and you will be better for it. Any religion can practice this wisdom.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    I'm On The Third Time!

    At the beginning of a long road trip, I slipped the CD version of Wayne Dyer's thoughts on the Tao Te Ching into my player and began to listen. I've been familiar with Lao-tzu's writings for many years, but Dyer's research and presentation skills made the ancient wisdom ever so accessible. I am on my third time listening to the 81 verses and find I am observing both my life and the world from a new perspective--more hope filled and with a fresh, gentler view of what true strength means. It all makes so much sense! I am also aware of a deep desire to change some of my values and thoughts to be more in harmony with the Tao. I practice these new insights daily. Thank you, Dr Dyer, for not only your research and writing, but that you practiced LIVING the Tao personally.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

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    Very Inspirational

    This is one of the best books to read for anyone who would like to change the life its been living till now. I do recomend it very much. It is very inspiring and simple to understand so it is good for anyone intrested in hope and inspiration.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    A wonderful book!

    I read a passage or more from this book each day. Since getting this book I have begun living and studying the Tao Te Ching. It has already had a positive effect on my life. I suggest anyone just crack it open and read a passage. You will truly enjoy it!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2007

    My favorite book!

    This should be required reading for all adults. Do the recommended program of reading one verse per day, then digest it, followed by practice. It will change the way you think about things, and your life!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2009

    Great read...

    This book really helps explain a text that was written over 2,000 years ago. It also helps bring meaning the the current era and found it to be quite useful.

    Thank you Dr. Wayne Dyer!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    This book is the best book I have ever read, it has changed my life.

    I have read Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life by Dr.Wayne Dyer several times and my life has been changed. It is a book I keep readily available to pick up and re-read so it can become a way of life for me. Dr. Dyer's explanation of the "Tao" is easily read and understood leaving the reader with an unexpected sense of peace and understanding of life. It does not take sides it simply explains what we humans tend to loose site of. It all makes such amazing sense if the reader simply takes the time to enlighten themselves. Dr. Dyer's gift of explaining the thoughts of the Tao should be read by all those in leadership rolls as well as by the average person like myself, as it could and would make this world and our homes a peaceful place in which to live. I have passed this book onto all of my family members and will continue giving it as gifts as long as I am able. Thank you Dr. Dyer, you have changed my life through your efforts and I am certain your explanation of the Tao has changed the lives of others as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Living The Tao!

    Reading a chapter a day, I find this book thought-provoking, inspiring, balancing. An enjoyable read in layman's terms. I have recommended it to friends, and bought it as gifts. Thank you, Wayne Dyer, for another great book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2007

    Good positive thinking book

    Based on Tao principles, this book is valuable but doesn't offer any new or ground breaking perspectives. I prefer the best-selling book by Dr. Rosalene Glickman to learn how to optimize your thoughts, feelings, relationships and any situation.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    He Makes a Classic Understandable and Practical

    I love Wayne Dyer's books and I loved this new one. I have tried to read the Tao before and thought it was very interesting but hard to understand. Also, each translation of it is different and I wasn't sure which one was more 'correct'. Wayne worked with several translations and interpreted the Tao in a way that I trust and found very enjoyable and beneficial. How lovely it is that he wrote this book on the ancient wisdom that has been elusive to me for so long. Highest recommendations!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    very highly recommended

    I have read several Wayne Dyer books and this one I finally understood enough to incorporate in my life. I've told several people reading this book is like doing yoga. I feel so calm when reading each verse and his interpretation. I think you must be in the right time in your life to 'get this'. I have always thought about myself as more than a 'body' and this book kind of makes it all make sense of how I've felt for years. I wish I had "gotten it" years ago but I guess at 49 it's not too late. If we all read and understood and incorporated this in our everyday living, the world would be a better more peaceful place to live in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    Wayne Dyer, one of a kind!

    Over 25 years of writing self-help from a cognitive-behavioral perspective has made Dyer one of the most prolific self-help writers, as described in the book by Peter Teiman,'One man's crusade'.Read the latest Dyer book and benefit immediately by it's wisdom.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2007

    Not Worth It

    I bought the book thinking it was interesting. That same day I saw him on TV and watched for about an hour. Did not have any inspiration whatsoever. Made me want to return the book.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Its good

    Its good. Will quench your spiritual thirst.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    Good Read

    Lots of commonsense that we all need to be reminded about. Some different ways of looking at things. Very enjoyable and worth while to read

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