Affectionately called the "father of motivation" by his fans, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was an internationally renowned author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of self-development. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote more than 40 books (21 of which became New York Times bestsellers), created numerous audio programs and videos, and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts--Change Your Life, Excuses Begone!, Wishes Fulfilled, and I Can See Clearly Now were all featured as National Public Television specials. Wayne held a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University, had been an associate professor at St. John's University in New York, and honored a lifetime commitment to learning and finding the Higher Self. In 2015, he left his body, returning to Infinite Source to embark on his next adventure. Website: www.DrWayneDyer.com
The bestselling author of the New Age classic The Power of Intention has another book that will probably delight his fans and new readers who resonate with his spiritual approach. Inspiration, Dyer writes, is the opposite of motivation and goal-oriented thinking, the latter, "grabbing an idea and carrying it through to an acceptable conclusion." Inspiration, on the other hand, is when "an idea has taken hold of us from the invisible reality of Spirit." To Dyer, getting rid of ego in all its manifestations is the first step to connecting with the power of inspiration. In alternately wise and plodding prose, Dyer cites self-laudatory examples of his own personal generosity to strangers as well as various synchronicities that he takes to be expressions of the interconnectedness of all things and signs that he is spiritually on the right path. Yet many of the ideas here seem recycled; anyone who has watched What the Bleep Do We Know? will be familiar with them, and Dyer's name-dropping asides about his Maui writing retreat and successful lifestyle can be off-putting. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.