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The Importance of Being Extraordinary – Dr. Wayne Dyer & Eckhart Tolle

I would like to introduce you to the dialogue “The Importance of Being Extraordinary” between Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Eckhart Tolle that has actually become very famous already. So you might already know it. But anyway. I find it deeply inspiring and sometimes it’s just fun.

It all revolves around the topics of being, paying attention, present moment awareness, consciousness. Different terms meaning the same thing. What I find most interesting about it is that two people exchange their views on basically the same topic, but the words they are using and the way they explain it, are very different. Sometimes they even tell the same story in different ways. I find that fascinating. Eckhart Tolle even addresses that at some point and says that he is using different words for one thing, because different words speak to different people.

Eckhart Tolle speaks about Being vs. Doing and how both are part of this universe and part of our life. The universe wants to create (Doing) and also wants to know, experience itself through us (Being). The challenge for us is to be aware of who we really are and do, create, but without loosing ourselves in the process.

Wayne Dyer says “You can be an extraordinary being and still have the ordinary in you.” With ordinary he means paying taxes, filling out forms etc. But he also clearly says that he wants us to be extraordinary. He wants us to not just be people who fill out forms and follow rules but people who look beyond that, people who know their soul and it’s wish to ever expand. He clearly points to “The Importance of Being Extraordinary”.

Eckhart Tolle asks the audience “Can you sense the infinity of your being now in this moment?” Which means not to derive your identity from your mind, i.e. the stories in your head, which is what usually happens. “Can you sense that within you there is an unconditioned consciousness, deep aliveness that has nothing to do with your history?”

Eckhart Tolle further explains that many people identify either with their body or with their psychological self-image (thoughts, ideas). Those two are permanently changing. They are impermanent. And neither of them is who we truly are. Wayne Dyer talks about Muktananda being asked “What is real?” He answers: “That is real which never changes.”

The funniest part of the whole dialogue for me is always (I have listened to it several times) when they talk about the Watkins’ list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People on which by the time of the talk Wayne Dyer is No. 3 and Eckhart Tolle No. 1. They actually use it as an example of showing how the ego deals with that and how the pure consciousness doesn’t give any meaning to such thing. It’s something to laugh about and to learn with.

If you would like to listen to this dialogue, there are three possibilities. There is a DVD, a CD set or an audio download.

Dying To Be Me Online Course by Anita Moorjani

I bought this course as part of the Hay House World Summit 2013 download package and I’m so glad I did. This course is amazing and Anita of course is amazing. She is so positive, uplifting and helpful. I love to listen to her interviews and the same goes for this online course.

One of her often repeated messages is that you do not have to do anything to become somebody else, to better yourself or change yourself. You are good like you are and it is important to love yourself like you are now. In a world that is constantly telling us that we do have to work to be loved, this her saying is such a relief. It takes so much pressure off my shoulders. And probably not only of mine.

I also very much resonate with Anita’s saying that we need to teach our children to love themselves and that self-love is not selfish, but necessary to create a more loving and empathising world.

The Dying To Be Me Online Course consists of 4 lessons which you can buy as downloads to listen to them at your convenience. I find this helpful as I have realised that I intuitively listen to a lesson when I need it and I need a few weeks to process a lesson. Because it does something within.

A lesson consists of Anita speaking about certain topics like accepting and loving yourself like you are, fears and how to transcend them and seeing life as a gift, an exercise and a meditation. And in the end callers can ask questions. Especially the exercise and the meditation are not only helpful, but very much and very deeply healing. And Anita is right to say ‘Keep your tissues ready’.

When she at the end of each lesson takes calls from all over the world, I find it quite amazing how she tunes into every caller and comes up with the exact right words and sometimes to her own surprise with completely new exercises tailored to the respective person. This in practice shows that we are all connected, something she also talks about in lesson 3.

I would highly recommend this course for everyone who is struggling to love himself/herself and to accept where one is right now in life.

If you want to buy the Dying To Be Me Online Course, go to the Hay House website.