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It’s Never Too Late

There’s a wonderful Turkish proverb that succinctly relates a message underlying both the movie version of The Shift and the book of the same name. It says, “No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.” It doesn’t matter how long we’ve allowed ourselves to travel the road of our false self. We know when it isn’t leading us to a sense of purpose and significance, and we can admit we’re on the wrong path. The awareness that our life lacks Meaning is more than enough evidence that it’s time to make a U-turn.

In The Shift movie, I relate how I found the road that resonated with the calling of my soul. I did so by listening to what I was feeling deep within me, rather than what my ego was saying to me about how to capitalize on my fame by writing books to make more money. By trusting my inner excitement, I was able to make a big shift in my life, a real U-turn, away from writing about psychology to writing about living life from a spiritual orientation. That shift away from the Ambition of ego, which tried to control my writing and speaking career, put me on the path of Meaning.

When you turn away from ego control, what is it that you trust to guide you? There are three markers to look for on this road—trust in yourself, trust in others, and trust in the Source of being. When you trust in yourself, you listen to your soul speak and hear what your intuition or the “voice within” is saying. When you trust in others, you practice noninterference and free yourself from trying to control others who have their own inner voice to follow. When you trust in the Source of being, you trust the mystery of creation. The universal Source of all creation, invisible though it may be, guides you just as it guided your development in the womb. When you trust in Divine intelligence, you cooperate and invite the shift to Meaning.

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Ed says:

My wife and I love you and listen to you everyday. We love the shift and it shows your wonderful personality. What a great example you are! Thank you and thank God for your father who caused you to fight so hard to be the person that you are today. We here on earth are so blessed by your spirit and leadership. Thank you again, Ed and Jenny

Ed says:

Can I just come to your Island and live there and be your best friend? I would love to be around you and your great spirit. I am improving every day. I get stumped once in a while and wish I could call you and just ask a question or two. I know it is something that several persons would want but I’m still asking. Thank you again, Ed and Jenny

luis says:

there is no wrong road.


Sheila says:

Just finished ‘Virus of the Mind’ and ‘The Biology of Belief’ and am almost finished with ‘Excuses Begone!’. The books make me feel inlivened with Tao, God, Spirit…The world structures seem to feed the ego and it is so self-destructive. I would love to meet you and speak with you in person and not be limited to 350 characters.

hantawi says:

Changing direction is just letting us know that we have the power to turn around an choose another path that will not lead us to a dead end but to a road of dicovery.

Isobel says:

It is great that it’s never too late to change direction,but I like to think we don’t have to turn back and walk back the wrong road we have travelled,but that there are always little diversion roads along the way to guide us onto the right road and we can continue on from there….

Kenneth says:

Trusting has been very difficult for me most of my life. Through your words I have been able to change that and as a result, my life has changed, To trust myself, to trust others and to trust my Source are the golden keys for happiness, a sense of fulfillment and purpose and most of all a sense of love in all I see and do.

Helene says:

Watching The Shift – I truly believe my life has “shifted” and I wanted to say THANK YOU Dr. Dyer. I completed my vision board and have placed as one of my highest aspriations, the I Can Do It Carribean Cruise as it combines many dreams for me: to travel, to be near the water, and to be able to listen to many inspirational authors from Hay House!

diana says:

Dr. Wayne Dyer Iam colombian alive in the capital city, bogota I fascinated all their conferences although nose
much english I see tranlated into english, I love have their presence in this beatiful conuntry to rid with it’s wisdom thank you for everything that brings to our conscience in diferent parts of the world,

Geralyn says:

I am SO grateful to be living at this moment with access to the wisdom that has flowed through you Dr. Dyer! It truly guides me moment-to-moment! Much Mahalo!

Sherry says:

I was so pleased. thank you for your spirit. It inspires me. Your words have helped me to reach further in me and find the possibilities inside myself. I appreciate that about you… Here is one of my interviews on KTBS please watch. .Sherry

Janet Pfeiffer, The Secret Side of Anger says:

When we live by faith (trust) life is effortless. Everything we need is already within. Listen to God’s voice; seek his direstion; trust that he will guide you on the right path.
Life may not take you where you want to go but it will take you to exactly where you are meant to be. Mine did and I am truly grateful that I put my trust in God.

Catherine says:

thank you Dr Wayne.
You are one of my main aids in making that “U turn” myself

anna says:

Reading your words are as if Abba has reached down and lifted us up to listen to His heartbeat.
My own writing; “when we get totally silent and listen to all the heartbeats of the Universe-suddenly we hear a Symphony”.
Kalinitka dear friend & Namaste…golden dreams to you this night.

Ezra says:

Gracias Dr Dyer simplemente excelente
Dios lo Bendiga

Anne says:

This post is slightly unrelated, however, I wanted to let you know that the meditations for manifestations app on iPhone is amazing. I know you are not a techie…….You talk about that often in your tapes. But it is like an answered prayer for me. Thankyou.

Roxann says:

Simply beautiful, thank you

Mucunda says:

When you trust in the Source of being, you trust the mystery of creation. The universal Source of all creation, invisible though it may be, guides you just as it guided your development in the womb. When you trust in Divine intelligence, you cooperate and invite the shift to Meaning.
love it

Mucunda says:

Siempre maravilloso.
gracias por su ayuda
antonio wonderfulll

Dennis says:

You held a lot of worldly power in your hands early in your career’s potential.

And yet you turned away and discovered something even greater.