Dr. Wayne Dyer was bound for the Holy Land October 3-17, 2015, or so his Facebook page had been advertising for weeks, for “a spiritual journey of self-discovery.” And, on the evening of Aug. 29, Dr. Dyer departed for the Holy Land, a few months before any of us had anticipated, as the 75-year-old icon of inspiration and motivation passed away at his home on Maui.
Wayne’s family shared on his Facebook page today, “Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn’t wait for his next adventure to begin and he had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side.”
If you’re a fan or follower of Wayne Dyer, you know what a scurvy elephant is. Perhaps you don’t, but you’ve likely heard of some of his most popular sayings. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” Or “Friends are God’s way of apologizing for your family.” “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”
In the past two decades of enlightened thinking via motivational and uplifting speakers addressing large groups of people, encouraging all to “turn your lives around and be happy today,” it’s Wayne Dyer.
If you were asked to choose one motivational speaker whose essence most embodied positivity it’s Dyer. His booming voice and iconic ability to stand tallest in a room was infused with enthusiasm for his messages he simply was born to share with others. Dr. Dyer wanted you to listen to him, and his voice carried helpful, hopeful and practical advice guaranteed to soothe your soul and heal your hurts. Having a bad day? Put a Wayne Dyer CD on your car stereo and glide home. Pop in a VHS or DVD into your player and remember why you were supposed to have a good day again.
Dyer’s bibliography is as prolific as his life was filled with his own mountains to climb and valleys he had to escape from himself. He had heartbreaks but he showed by example how to forgive, forget, learn from the experience, bless it, and move on to the next adventure.
Inspirational and intuitive publisher, Hay House, shared on Facebook,“It is with a very heavy heart that I let you all that Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away last night (Aug. 29) in Maui.,” the first reaction was shock, disbelief, and sorrow that he’s no longer among us to lift our hearts before our eyes. At least Dr. Dyer left us all with a prolific set of writings that endure beyond his earthly life. His wisdom will continue to inspire many generations to come.
Of all that Dr. Dyer has meant to so many people he impacted who remain total strangers to him to this day, the reaction is “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” He just found it was time to head to the Holy Land sooner than any of us realized, but from all that he did and for all that he said to all of us who listened, he couldn’t wait to get there because it meant another adventure, and he was all about adventure. Fair winds and following seas, Wayne W. Dyer and thank you.