Wayne Dyer

Living on a Rampage of Appreciation—An Interview with Wayne Dyer

A best-selling author for decades, Wayne Dyer was one of the most popular teachers in the self-help, mind/body/spirit, and New Age communities.  This interview was my first with Wayne. At the time I was editor in chief of New Age Retailer (now Retailing Insight), the main industry trade magazine for the category, and this piece originally…

Top 13 List: A Baker’s Dozen of 2013 Blog Posts

It has been a great year in the blogosphere, easily setting a record for highest amount of traffic since RayHemachandra.com replaced the prominently indexed former static site Hemachandra.com, which closed at the end of 2011. (You can still take a limited peek at that site via the cool time travel mechanism the Wayback Machine.) I…

How May I Serve? An Interview with Wayne Dyer

I loved talking to the late Wayne Dyer. Firstly, the breadth and depth of thought across disciplines he brought to a conversation were amazing. I always learned new things. Secondly, the last time he saw me, he exclaimed, “Ray Hemachandra-dandra-dandra!” When Wayne Dyer starts calling you buddy nicknames, you feel pretty good about it. Certainly better…

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on Feeling Good

    Ray: Is feeling good a significant spiritual goal? Wayne: The No. 1 principle in the universe is “I intend to feel good.” Feeling good is what you should be doing every day of your life. A friend of mine visited Swami Muktananda back in the 1970s in India. As my friend was going…

Wayne Dyer on changing societal memes

Ray: Let’s talk about memes a little bit more. How do political and cultural shifts happen when there are collective memes, or seem to be— Wayne: —oh, yes, there are millions of them­— Ray: —and is there a tipping point at which you have enough people changing their thinking that a societal meme actually shifts?…

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer on Your Dharma

Ray: If the dharma for all human beings is doing good and being good, it still manifests itself differently for different people. Are the differences in our dharmas based on choices we make—on free will—or is our specific dharma something with which we’re born? Wayne: We’re all individualized expressions of God, of oneness. We do…

Wayne Dyer on What We Owe Our Children

Ray: What do you think we owe future generations, and how are we doing? Wayne: Oh, we’re doing terribly. We’re leaving these unborn children trillions of dollars of debt, which is just horrific. We’re leaving nuclear weapons—enough to end life as we know it—all over the planet. We’re leaving a legacy of violence and killing…

Wayne Dyer: “There is no past.”

Ray: If you’re raised with pessimistic, negative beliefs—those very excuses you’re talking about—that’s your world. That’s your understanding of reality. So, in a fundamental way, abandoning those unhealthy beliefs means abandoning your life. That requires a real leap of faith, doesn’t it? Wayne: You’ve already abandoned everything you’ve ever known. All you have is now.…

Wayne Dyer on Expressing the Music within You

Ray: What’s the main message you’re trying to express today? Wayne: The message is don’t die with your music still in you. You came here with something to do. You are part of a universal consciousness, and there are no accidents in it. In your true essence—not the false self, not the ego part of…