don’t die wondering

On Saturday morning I was talking with my parents and I shared an anecdote about one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Wayne Dyer: last week, he posted on Facebook that he keeps a suit in his closet with the pocket cut out. It’s a reminder that when he’s gone, he won’t be taking anything with him.

On Sunday, I learned that Dr. Wayne Dyer had died in his sleep overnight. I cried when I learned the news (not for him, of course, because he’s on to greater adventures), but for all of us who have benefited from his teaching. I’m sad because I can no longer learn what he is thinking about Today.

One of the most lasting messages of Wayne Dyer will be “don’t die with your music still inside you.” Don’t wait until you’re gone to do that thing that you’ve always wanted to do.

I fell asleep on Sunday night listening to one of Wayne Dyer’s audio recordings, comforting myself that I can honor him by making his teachings new for me again. Then I woke up on Monday and got to work on my book.

In honor of Dr. Wayne Dyer, answer these questions for yourself:

At the end of your life, what are the things that you don’t want to die wondering?

What do you not want to leave undone, unlearned, unloved, or unsaid?

Start today.

5 thoughts on “don’t die wondering

  1. Debbie

    A lovely way to honor Dr. Dyer – to make his teachings new for ourselves. Again. Thank you, dear one, for introducing Dr. Dyer to me too! ❤

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  2. Claudia Schulz

    this message comes in such a critical time for me. such are the questions that embody the meaning my path holds. the questions pop-up and as luck would spin it, of course, there are no immediate responses. the greater the trust i must have in myself to walk the pre-determined path chosen for me in this life. in my perceptions, i’ve had to strip myself of what i thought my ideals were to fit in the new guidelines i have been given. i need to be selfless and that is quite hurtful at times. sometimes the frustrations blind me. i walk blindly into acceptance. other times i just let the river flow. i found this temporary solution, and i find it easier to become the river and let myself go. this is the only way i make sure there will be no regret. Bjs

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    1. Leigh Hopkins Post author

      Hi Claudia, I know exactly what you mean – to strip yourself of what you once believed, and to create a new path. I love this line you wrote: “…to become the river and let myself go.” Wishing you gentle currents ahead. Bjs and abs!

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