If you are unhappy, be unhappy.
Do not judge yourself for being that way.
It is wonderful to be unhappy, it is expressing emotion.
Love your unhappiness. It means you are ready for change.
You are ready to go forward, yet you mourn for the old;
you are not ready to let go.
Allow the unhappiness, there is purposefulness in it.

Remove from your life everything that inhibits you
from being the totality of yourself. That is called “becoming”.
Remove from your thoughts all the have to’s, should’s, must’s.
Remove the images you think you must be and just be.

Embrace your life. Know that you created it.
Love all that you have been, said and done.
Know it was all purposeful.

Never see anything as a failure.
See everything as an accomplishment.
Love the hurt, the pain, the sorrow.
For what an experience! What a wonderment!
What jewels of wisdom are now in your treasure!

 Be your own teacher, friend, counsel.
Confide in yourself, speak to yourself.

Seek answers that feel right within your soul.
Your soul knows what the truth is,
and it will tell you through feelings.
Always listen to your feelings. They know … they know.

Live, experience, feel. Do not seek to identify yourself.
You will never have a point of understanding from which you
can say, “This is who I am!”, for in each expanding moment
of consciousness, who you are will have
changed into the next moment of being.
To know who you are is to feel what you feel each moment.

Never do anything, no matter how far you are into it,
if you lose the joy of it and it becomes monotonous and mundane.
Do away with it and do something else that brings happiness.
For perhaps what you needed to learn from it
you have already achieved.
Go wherever you want to go,
Do whatever you want to do,
for as long as you want to.

 Create only for the mere joy of creating.
When you create for you, you will soon find yourself living in joy.



Extracts from Dr Wayne Dyer 


45 Responses to “THE ESSENCE OF BEING”

  1. This follows right along learning the way of acceptance. It’s not always easy to take what life hands you, and it’s only natural to feel UN-happy (mad, sad, whatever) when you get hurt or things are going rough. Thinking that you’re ALWAYS supposed to be happy is just unrealistic. I take (just a little) pride in having surviived a few hard times, and I’m (still) learning to appreciate those little everyday things that make life better.

    • You have said it so very well Eric, we all are learning on the pathway of life. In the end to make us stronger and appreciate those little things. I so appreciate your presence and invaluable comments…it means so much. Have a great day my friend xx

  2. A rich call to mindful and open living. Not easy to do. I enjoy your work. – Bill

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Amanda. God loves us unconditionally. We can be truly free to love God and to love ourselves when we understand his eternal sacrifice for us. Your loving heart shows in all your writing.

  4. Ah, Wayne Dyer has been my guru for the past fifteen years. I love his simple way of saying wise words and showing me how to ‘love’ myself (and everyone else that’s human, for that matter.)
    I think we all need permission to become who we really are. Some people are lucky enough to have that early in their lives and others have to find it later – often in a book or a chance meeting with a stranger. It’s wonderful that you are sharing it here for all of us. Thanks, Amanda.

    • True Cindy, if we learn the lessons early in life, it is a great privilege. I love love love Wayne Dyer…and get a lot of satisfaction from his work. Hugs my friend xx

  5. This is exactly what I believe too!!! Your words spoke to my very soul, Amanda!!! My mantra is just live like you would love to!!
    Thanks for sharing thus beautiful and a very important message, girlie …. This is just perfect for any eye to read, and any mind to digest … Love it!!! Mwaaah! Have a wonderful Wednesday !!

  6. thank you for sharing this important message. we do indeed need to live for ourselves and our own enjoyment and this poem touched me in a way i can’t even begin to describe!

  7. great piece,

    at times, when people drive by a force, they do impact my mood…
    I show it when I am unhappy…
    well delivered art,
    a masterful writing!

    Happy Wednesday Morning!

  8. Thank you for this. Coming out of my last couple weeks of medical concerns by being told I should actually start to feel better than I have been recently, has made me – at least want to – start to take a good look at myself and redirect myself more toward my dreams.

    And that pic is pretty dramatic onscreen!

  9. Amanda, it is so wonderful!
    You are right, we learn much from unhappiness, that is our own experience of life!
    The most important lesson of unhappiness is that we have to overcome that negative feelings. Never ever ever fall down!
    Thanks for sharing!


    help visit a long time Poets Rally member celebrate her twin babies’ birthday today,
    all the best!
    Thank you in advance!

  11. A lovely poem and very powerful words of encouragement sweetheart, keep it up xoxoxo

    Wild Rose~

  12. I was so happy to read these words of wisdom here – they are the essence of my philosophy, what I aim to live in accordance with. Sometimes easier said than done… Thank you!

  13. I so agree with you, especially –

    Seek answers that feel right within your soul.
    Your soul knows what the truth is,
    and it will tell you through feelings.
    Always listen to your feelings. They know … they know.

  14. I am incredibly grateful that you posted this Amanda, thank you.

  15. The most sane thing I’ve read in a long, long time, Amanda. You have moved me with clarity. Thanks. 😀

  16. Excellent choice for posting. It carries a poignant message, one we can all learn from. Another wonderful experience, visiting here today. Nicely done:)


  17. Thank you for reminding us that it is important to be ourselves at all times. You are a unique individual…..take pride in it and love yourself 🙂
    Beautiful message Buttercup 🙂
    lots of love and hugs coming your way xoxox

  18. This is one of the most insightful and positive and true pieces I’ve ever read. We should all just be what we are, feel what we feel, and accept things as they come. We can all be so much happier that way. I really liked the first verse, because currently I am going through exactly that. Thank you so much for reminding us that life is meant to just be lived. 🙂

    • You are so very welcome and I am happy you got something from it. A reminder at those times when things are not going our way exactly…sending you love my friend xx

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  21. Great words of wisdom Amanda – thanks so much for sharing. And I hope you are having a wonderful week! 😉 😀 🙂 Chloe xx

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