I don’t know what to say about the passing of Wayne Dyer… His books have surrounded me for most of my life. Before he burst forth with his teachings on positive living, I remember his book “Your Erroneous Zones” being on my parent’s bookshelf. In fact, even now three of his books sit next to the living room chair: Excuses be Gone (one of my favorites), The Power of Intention, and Change your Thoughts-Change your Life.

Wayne taught me the importance of staying positive. He showed me the difference between a truth and a meme (something we accept as true). He encouraged me to trust the healing power of the spirit– that the spirit can indeed heal the physical. His teachings significantly shaped the person I’ve become.

I, like many, feel as if I’ve just lost my favorite uncle—good friend, mentor, guru… It hurts. And it’s okay to admit that it hurts. But Wayne wouldn’t want us to stay there! I’m quite certain that this amazing soul is having a jolly good time on “the other side.”

Wayne taught us everything he could. He led by example, and with love. He left behind a legacy of compassion, generosity, and grace. And he left us with a lifetime’s worth of books and videos to uplift us and keep us company until we see him again.

My heart goes out to his family and friends who are undoubtedly in a whirlwind of emotion at this time. I hope they find some comfort in the love we hold for them, and for Wayne.

Mary Morrisey posted this YouTube tribute to Wayne Dyer—thank you Mary.