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Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling

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There’s a voice in the universe calling each of us to remember our purpose—our reason for being here now, in this world of impermanence. The voice whispers, shouts, and sings to us that this experience of being in form, in space and time, knowing life and death, has meaning. The voice is that of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us. In this groundbreaking ...more
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Published (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay I'll be honest, I didn't finish reading this because someone at my house asked me where they could buy it so I gave it to them. BUT...I liked it so much that I'm going to buy another copy and I read enough to review it. I like some of Wayne's books, some not as much. This one I really resonated with as it is all about living your life via INSPIRATION...In Spirit...connected to God, Your Inner Being, Source. When you are/do, life flows, joy abounds and the ripple affect, the contribution we ...more
Apr 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was truly phenomenal!! I couldn't put it down and read the 252 page book in two days!! I feel so inspired and ready to put everything he says to work in my own life! I loved how there were "suggestions" at the end of each chapter to help you put the ideas from every chapter to work for you!! There was SO MANY quotes I adore and many truths I gained from this are some that I positively loved!!

"Live in-Spirit. You came from Spirit, and to be inspired you must become more like
Mar 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiration is in spirit. What I got from this book is we can't have enimies because all people are form which will go away and doesn't matter. Spirit, which is your higher power, that I call God or Heavenly Father is in you. If you have an issue with a person you realize that it's his problem and your issue is just a thought. So go to the person's God spirit, the devine person that they are, and realize that you wouldn't have an issue with a loving, kind, all giving Heavenly Father. Also, reali ...more
Apr 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
In this book, Dyer explains that to be inspired is to be "in spirit"--to be one with your source--God. He provides great personal examples and quotes from Rumi, Micheal Angelo, Albert Einstein and explains how to apply them to get to a state of inspiration from at which point--we create and live our best lives.

This is a great CD for listening to in the car or around the house. You will find Dyer's delivery and content will keep you engaged. I recommend this book for anyone who seek to be propel
Bowei Chi
Mar 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who needs non-religious spiritual guidence
Recommended to Bowei by: Bryant Duong
This book came to me at a critical time of my life. I was struggling with the understanding of life and spirituality. This book not only answered many of my questions in life, but also resonated many of my believes.

I have since recommended this book to many people. It doesn't always give others the same effect it had on me. Therefore, I have to claim that it is not for everyone, so don't expect that it will change your life like it did for me.

However, if you know that there could be a book out
May 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: 2009
This book was very powerful, and I feel I will be coming back to it often. What I like best about Dyer's writing style is that he brings the topic of inspiration down to a very basic level so that it doesn't seem so daunting, and give practical, easy ideas on how to implement inspiration in every day life. I think Ekhart Tolle was trying to convey this same message in The Power of Now, but his writing was SO deep that each and every sentence seemed too powerful to grasp. Dyer has achieved / expl ...more
Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A remarkable book that just opened my eyes to a higher calling. Dr. Dyer explains in common sense language the necessity to connect to our source, a universal name for God. When we think about what we want to do in life it's always important to remember that we already know the answer. When we connect to our Source we feel inspiration.

Dyer teaches us that everyone has an ultimate calling as defined by our true connection to God or Source. Your mind transcends all limitations. Thanks to this boo
Two of the biggest lessoned I learned from a truly inspiring book:

page 198 On Healing - "reunited to a stream of well-being"

page 209 On Organized Religion - "Jesus wasn't a christian, divine spiritual beings came here as emissaries of truth"

page 218 On Letting Go - "Just close down the battlefield and surrender. Send the soldiers home, and replace the instruments of war in your mind with thoughts of peace, tranquility, and surrender. Making your mind a place of peace is achieved by YOUR OWN WILL
Oct 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this a very interesting read. As a child of God, I need to think along these lines. Too often we forget the divine side of ourselves. that's not what Jesus taught.

Dyer, although not a "Christian" in the traditional sense strikes a nerve when he says we can CHOOSE the life we wish to lead. We need to look at the world through the eyes of the "divine child" rather than the so-called human side. His "exercises" at the end of each chapter shows us how. I highly recommend this book.
Cassandra Carico
I suppose that I should not be allowed to critique self help books. I just seem to find much of what they say to be common sense all wrapped in a fancy little package. This one is no exception. The fellow is a good talker and his book is interesting, but not terribly different or more helpful than any other self help that is out there. Read it if you wish, if you like this sort of thing.....
Jared Fontaine
Aug 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book! I got it on tape and he is so great! This is a book that will make you feel good. It is not about step one do such and such. This book is about living in Spirit the eternal life force in the Universe with very flowery language.
James Battles
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book that reminds us that we all come from the same Source (Spirit) and that living an inspired life, a life in spirit, is our ultimate calling. Many so called self help books try to teach you how to empower yourself. Dr. Dyer reminds you that you are already empowered.
Aneth Davidd
Nov 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is not for everyone. It touches on spirituality from a different perspective from that of established religious beliefs. I also found it to be food for thought but also for soul/spirit, appropriate for open-minded people looking for inner meaning of life.

I'm reading it for the second time but I still can't relate to some content, I feel like it could be clearer and straighter.
Sofía Ruiz
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excelent book, it was my guide for 8 years,the day i finished the book was very amazing, it was like Dr Wayne was with me...

I learn how to enjoy my present moment, to have a live with inspiration
Some good advice
Betty Najafi
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read in less than a week. Truely Loved it✌ ...more
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one truly was inspirational .
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of Dr. Dyer's that I read. Very uplifting and positive.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espiritualidad
También disponible en castellano: 'Inspiración: encuentra tu verdadera esencia', para mí es quizás el mejor libro del Doctor Wayne Dyer, un libro más espiritual y menos centrado en la psicología y el desarrollo. Wayne Dyer es uno de los autores incluidos en 'Aprendiendo de los mejores' (Alienta Editorial).

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I really like what Wayne Dyer has to say, even though the language can be a bit flowery for me. The simple reminder that we are "of spirit" and so should try to remain "in spirit" in all that we do - it's lovely. His writing conveys a clear sense of individual purpose and bliss.

But strangely not of a communal purpose. I couldn't help but think as I was listening (to his audio book): here's a guy who doesn't tolerate negativity in his life much. And he celebrates freedom of spirit above all thin
Vinita Mohan
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Explains how to listen to your spirit/intutition and how to develop the same.How emotions like ego, hatred,sarcasm stand in its way.
Priscilla Lopez
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As I finish reading this book today I feel a sadness that my teacher has left and gone on to his next adventure. I find comfort in knowing that we are still connected. I have found that in his words I find comfort and I to have had miracles happen to me. I have always been fascinated by humming bird's as I was stepping out of my father's house I looked up and felt something telling me to at first I thought it was a bumblebee but it stopped right in front of me I looked happily at it and bid it g ...more
Laura Sanchez
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
yes. i read this book and it was quite different from what i expected. when i bought it, i wasn't aware that it was some sort of "self-help" book. i was drawn to the colors of the cover (the cover of the spanish version is beautiful)and the title. i didn't think it twice, and i bought it.

it was a surprise to me that the author is an important writer of self-help books, and i was about to throw up. but inspite of feeling embarrased and sick of having this book, i decided to read it, and all of a
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty light on substance. It is interesting but falls short of the title's claim. Dyer celebrates of the existence of G_d. However, his eclectic appellation is overshadowed by flashes of self-promotion. Aside from a couple of interesting insights, the book lacks direction and falls short as a "how to" guide. The gist of Dyer's message is to ditch the, "woe is me" attitude and substitute it with the "Woah! it's me" mantra. Its a pretty fluffy book heavy on anecdote - more akin to to ...more
Barbara P
I have read many of Dyer's books and picked this up in the UMD library. I read it quickly because he repeats many thoughts and ideas of his previous books. BUT.....he equates Inspiration with Spirit and how we need to stay in touch with Spirit as well as the belief that we were with Spirit before we were born and will return to Spirit when we die. This I completely relate to and has been a purpose in my life. As he reminds us, it isn't always easy to be in harmony with spirit and follow Spirit a ...more
Apr 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just "read" this book primarily on the subway for the past several weeks and having just joined Goodreads I thought of what to rate it several times throughout that time. I think Dyer is mostly right on the money spiritually but I really disagree with how he describes things occasionally and full concepts at times. Also, the style of the writing and the "reading" (Since I did this with the audio book) is not what I would generally recommend. However,overall, since I'm very interested in spirit ...more
Apr 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: intrapersonal
Excellent. I'm a firm believer in things turning out "on time" and "on purpose." I find my inspiration arrives when I'm not feeling rushed or tired. I love how it feels, to have wonderful ideas pop into my head at odd moments of the day, or to have events magically happen that are totally in line with my aspirations. I try to practice gratitude more and more every day, and get over funky moods sooner--no inspiring thoughts or events occur when I'm steamed about something! Gratitude, patience and ...more
Alejandro Karraá
No soy mucho de los libros de autoayuda, pero este realmente tiene un profundo llamado a la reflexión y a no pasar desapercibido los miles de mensajes que recibimos de Dios (cualquiera que sea tu preferencia espiritual o religiosa). El mensaje es muy claro y produce una necesidad de reflexionar y trabajar en uno mismo. ¡Muy bueno!


I'm not much of self-help books , but this really has a profound call to reflection, not go unnoticed thousands of messages we receive from God (whatever your spiri
Tara Brabazon
Jun 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The final pages of this book are blank for notes. Those pages are the most valuable of this book.

Dyer renders the self evident transcendental and the basic revelatory. Kindness is important. Love is important. Listening is important.


But the worry I have with the Dyer discourse is that people who are being attacked, undermined, bullied and ridiculed either blame themselves or do not defend themselves. Instead, they find their true selves and pretend that the world is just, beautiful and
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This books is indeed inspirational and truly motivational. Once I started reading it, I wasn't able to put it down, marveled at the beauty of Dr. Dyer's words captured in the pages of the book. When I finished it, I felt like a new, different, more capable being full of divine light and love. I understood how to deal with many matters that affect us all nowadays, and find the best ways to benefit my spirit from better, more positive perspectives on life. It is a masterpiece, and one of the best ...more
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Wayne Walter Dyer was a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have "[brought] humanistic ideas to the masses".

He received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. He was a guidance counselor in Detroit at the high school level and
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“Our purpose in life isn’t to arrive at a destination where we find inspiration, just as the purpose of dancing isn’t to end up at a particular spot on the floor. The purpose of dancing – and of life – is to enjoy every moment and every step, regardless of where we are when the music ends.” 3 likes
“In fact, some people who rate very high marks on the ego-based indexes of success are the ones I find most difficult to be around—and totally uninspiring” 3 likes
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