As you're probably aware by now, Wayne Dyer self-help writer, lecturer, therapist and teacher made his transition a few weeks ago. He was successful at all of his pursuits because he did it all passionately with joy and love.
His life wasn't easy. He grew up in foster homes because his alcoholic father abandoned the family when Wayne was three. However, he made the most of all situations and learned from them. Out of this learning came over 40 books, most of them best sellers.
I just finished his last book published while he was living, I Can See Clearly Now, a review of his life. After reading this it became obvious to me that life had been a good teacher for him and he was ready to move on. He loved learning new things , questioned everything and was always ready for new adventures.
He had learned as a young boy to let go of the "herd mentality" and think for himself. (This sometimes resulted in spending time outside the principal's office waiting for his mother to come and bail him out.) However, as a teacher he allowed his students the same freedom of thought.
His writings and teachings were influenced by many great teachers: Abraham Maslow's concept of self-actualization, Swami Muktananda, whom he considered to be his master, the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, and of course Jesus.
His books always resonated with me and I learned a lot.
One of his final accomplishments was to make a movie called The Shift . It's the story of moving from Striving to Thriving. I thought it would be appropriate for us so here's the link;