Self-esteem means self-responsibility

Dyer Change your thoughts self-responsibilityBlaming others for low self-esteem is like handing over control of ourselves.

Adult human beings are autonomic, independent and ultimately self-responsible.  Nobody else is living our life.

As it’s taken for granted that we accept our responsibility when we encounter success and happiness we should do the same when we encounter frustration or misfortune.

Our self-esteem is influenced by our response to both success and misfortune.  Only this – our answer – is to blame for low self-esteem.

This is great news!  It means that we are capable of change.  We can change our answers to life situations and therefore influence our self-esteem.

Who else would we ask for more deep thoughts than Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

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

Dyer Change your thoughts self-responsibility

Book Facts

  • Author: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Publisher: Hay House; Reprint edition (January 1, 2009)
  • Paperback, also available as Hardcover and ebook
  • 416 pages

In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 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 10 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 read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that 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.”

Reader reviews

This book is amazing . This book completely transformed my life into something that I could never imagine I could have . This book gave me the advice on how to live freely and deal with emotions without feeling guilty about it . I’m so much happier and i owe this to this book .

I won’t say this book has changed my life but at present it keeps me focused on being a better person. I just keep listening to the audio over and over and it keeps me in a better place mentally. One day I hope I can live at least part of the Way without the constant reminding. But for now I’m happy to keep it on rotation and I’m not tired of listening yet.

I use this book year round, taking one verse at a time. I feel it does help you to change your perspective and outlook.