Gratitude and Forgiveness are Everything

Dr. Wayne Dyer had one of the most balanced outlooks on life that I’ve ever found. I think he gave me the fundamentals that allow me to make the progress I’m making now.


For many years, while he was still alive, I listened to powerful ideas from Wayne. Though they were usually on cassette tapes, or later on CD’s, they always seemed to be alive. This man was larger than life! Here’s a great quick summary (just over 11 minutes) of some of his most powerful ideas. I just ran across this while viewing other things on YouTube.


Take these five principles to heart and live them. Your life will improve. If you’ve learned them before, this is an excellent refresher…From a man who knew them better than most. The 5 principles are:

  1. When life seems to be dealing you a bad hand, look inside. Each of us is responsible for our own life.
  2. There are no justified resentments.
  3. You become what you think about.
  4. Keep your mind open to everything, and attached to nothing.
  5. Don’t die with your music still in you. March to the drummer you hear.

Wayne died a little over 4 years ago. As he said in the presentation, his music was playing as he spoke. At that time I listened to a heartfelt eulogy by Reid Tracy, a long-time Dyer friend. It literally brought tears to my eyes. I just listened to it again. Once again I was overwhelmed. Powerful! 

The eulogy is 2-1/2 hours long. If you didn’t know him, you’ll likely find less impact in it than I did.   

There’s a 15-minute embedded clip (15:05-29:37) in the eulogy. In that clip Wayne tells the story of his life transformation:

He found his father’s grave 10 years after his father died. He hadn’t known of his father’s death before then. His father had abandoned the family when Wayne was too young to remember him. He’d become a drifter, a drunk, a waster. Wayne says, “I went there to piss [sic.] on his grave”. After he’d vented his anger for a couple of hours, he was getting in his car to leave. A voice called him to make peace with his father. He went back and, on the spot, forgave his father for everything. From then on he sent his father only love. 

A direct result: He also found a new direction in his own life and cleaned it up! He wrote and published a book in a year and a half.

The power of gratitude and forgiveness cannot be overstated! Here‘s something I wrote nearly 4 years ago (I found it wasn’t posted on my website, so I just posted it. Hence, the date stamp is from this week.) The style of the piece is not what I’d have written today, but I think the message is clear.

In my brief message here, I’ve referenced a lot of material. I hope you perceive sufficient value to check some of it out! 

At least the two videos of Dyer, linked in the second and seventh(15:05-29:37) paragraphs.

Is the healing power of gratitude and forgiveness new to you? If so, I promise this will be huge for you!

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