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Widsom of the Ages (1998) Discussion

chris knight

28-04-2004 17:53:33

Post your reply to this thread if you'd like to share your thoughts, opinions or questions about Wayne Dyer's Widsom of the Ages book that he wrote in 1998.

Ron

30-04-2004 10:45:17

This book is one of my favorites of Wayne because he shares with us his inspiration for his many writings. He shares his teachers over the years. In the section of Omar Khayyam - The Now, Wayne talks about our letting go of all our attachments to a past that never was, as a template for how we see life today. Our attachments are only as valuable to us as the value we have given them. Of themselves, they are nothing. Wayne goes on to tell us that we are the product of choices we are making right now, not what someone else is making for us, but only what we are making for us now. No one can make a choice for us. In his later books we know that the now - the present moment - is void of the past and void of the future. Why? Because both are but projections of illusions that never were or will be.
How difficult is it for you to let go your attachments - and that means all attachments? Are there some you just do not want to let go of yet? And if so, why not now? Is there really any other time?

Namaste - Ron

Fair Raven

07-05-2004 18:56:06

While there are many wonderful insights beautifully describe in this book, by favorite is his interpretation of "A Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He uses this poem as an example of Enthusiasm. I have read them poem before...to me it was like reading Latin...I didn't get it. He describes how the soul is our true essense and not our bodies. How we often act like dumb driven cattle doing what ever the herd directs us. But to be a hero. "Let us them be up and doing, with a heart for any fate." By this he means being excited and dive into life... not sitting on the sidelines watching life pass you by... because it will just pass right on by.. He then says "Life is real! Life is earnest! "the soul is dead that slumbers". He then gives little pointers on how to wake up our enthusiasm.. Which is good to know.. because sometimes we forget.

Ron

12-05-2004 16:58:57

Wayne talks about Joyce Kilmer writing of "two unifying human inclinations both to wander and to have a place to wander back to." Have you ever looked at this life you are projecting as simply wandering about, and yet have this yearning within you to return "home" but you don't know exactly where this "home" is? We believe we know where we are at, and yet also know this is not where we belong? What is your experience in your wandering?

Namaste - Ron