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My Weekend With Wayne Dyer

Wayne DyerIn the summer of 2000 I did a weekend workshop at the Omega Institute with Wayne Dyer.  I was in my “New Age period,” devouring all the best-selling books by the top spiritual and self-help experts of the time.  Because I live in New York, most would eventually drop-in for a lecture or workshop, so I got to meet such key players as Louise Hay, Shakti Gawain, Deepak Chopra, John Gray and Marianne Williamson; however, no one could command the audience’s attention like Dyer

What struck me about those two days I sat listening to Dyer lecture in the sunlight auditorium at Omega is that he spoke without notes or prompts. He could eloquently weave words together to explain ideas on universal energy, self-actualization and spirituality and never pause. His presentation was seamless. There was also something about his energy that felt very calm and grounded.

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Lessons From A Life Under Construction

When I received the editor’s note complimenting my writing, but suggesting I consider reworking the piece so there’s a lesson for readers, I groaned. Deep down I knew she was right, though personally had abandoned the quest for aha moments years ago, just around the time I discovered my therapist had an eating disorder.

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Wordless Wednesday

IMG_1808Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY