Only 5 star ratings on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061091480/sr=8-1/qid=11462…Specially uploaded for Sinic, enjoy mate This book is one of the best books, perhaps even the best book I’ve ever read in terms of gaining control over one’s life. It is truly empowering in the best sense of the idea. It comes down to the fact that you are a “choice making individual”. No matter what the situation is that comes up you can still choose how to react to it.To illustrate… I used to believe that I had certain tendencies (like “worrying” about all the “what ifs” for example) that were somehow out of my control. The idea of buying into the idea that some things were just “family traits” that I was helplessly born into, that “we come from a family of neurotic people who worry”.I have a particular favorite story which is on the audio tape version of the book (I can’t remember if it’s in the printed version of the book…. the audio seems pretty much like he’s extemporizing on the principles outlined in the book). He tells of how he was in a restaurant and the manager/owner of the restaurant is getting very upset and emotional at an employee. Dr. Dyer says to the guy something like “Look at yourself, you’re going to give your self a heart attack by the time your fifty” to which the gentleman replies “I am fifty two and I had a heart attack two years ago” to which Dr. Dyer says something like “Then why do you do this to yourself ? ” to which the fellow says “What do you want from me…. I’m Italian !” ….. as if that was an explanation for why he was getting himself all worked up.Wayne really helps one realize that they don’t have to “buy into” feeling like they are helpless victims of their cultural background, family dynamics and, Genetic tendencies etc. While these may all seem to be the same thing there are in fact subtle differences between them.I have recommended this book and it’s audio version for countless people who have felt “out of control” of their emotions.The ideas in this book really work if you are willing to finally let go of the mental crap in your life that is holding you back from being happier and healthier in every way. This is not to put on Rose Colored glasses, but to be able to “catch yourself” before you go into reacting the way you “always do” and really asking yourself if it is necessary.Of course there are things in life where “worry” (for example if a loved one is ill) might be an unavoidable and compassionate emotion. But I’m talking about the sort of “worry” that is about things that “might happen”. How many people spin endless tales of woe that will never come to pass.Regarding Waynes other work, much of it has gone the way of the worst sort of New Age thought.While I personally think that there is much New Age thinking that can be beneficial (especially in terms of having people more accepting of others rather than being narrow minded and bigotted), often it seems to be used to avoid having compassion (as in the idea that “Everything is perfect” so why help starving people).This being said, “Erroneous Zones” is still one of those books I will always recommend and re-read (or listen to) when I find myself slipping into old mental habit patterns.Another book along these lines that I also highly recommend is “Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabot Zinn.
Wayne Dyer – Your Erroneous Zones For Sinic
Wayne Dyer – Your Erroneous Zones
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Category: Psychology / Body Language