Life is not a dress rehearsal!!

Leaving Seinfeldia

Leaving Seinfeldia

I’m currently reading the book Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong which chronicles the behind the scenes of the tv show Seinfeld and I’ve recognized that many of the events in my life feel like theey’re straight out of a Seinfeld episode. I don’t mean this in a good way.  

My day-to-day life was constant stress and conflict during the most routine situations. Over and over again it felt like nothing ever went right, whatever could go wrong always went wrong. Sometimes it was comical, other times it was exasperating to the point where I wondered if something was wrong with everyone else or just me.
I was always ready to go at the person or situation that caused me to feel slighted similarly to the explanation of Larry David. It’s gotten to the point where my doctor game me a prescription for Xanax to calm me down. My kids think I yell at people when I believe I am asserting myself. I refuse to let someone slight me. In essence, I was in a perpetual state of fight or flight, I was always ready to fight (figuratively not literally) 
That is not how I want to live my life anymore. At my age I would be naive to think this will occur overnight but I’m ready to stop believing the world is out to walk over me. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.   
I wonder if I’m alone in feeling this way and wanting to change. There are a million self help books and I feel like I’ve rad them all. Right now instead of reading about Seinfeeldia, I want to read the book on leaving Seinfeldia.

In Peace

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As a fan, it is with sadness that I reflect on Dr. Wayne Dyer. Many of the obits published called him a “self-help guru” but his teachings were more life affirming. His focus was on helping others find and live in their true self. He freely and generously shared his message of hope, help and happiness.

Many people disagreed with his teachings. Those people were usually miserable and spent more time trying to prove that being happy is unachievable unless you have something (anything) else. Wayne Dyer taught that it starts from within.  

He touched so many lives that it’s hard to fathom his humble beginnings in an orphanage. His resilience from such a childhood and belief that life is wonderful was infectious. He taught that you have the power to manifest the life based on his own experiences with manifestation. 

For the people who enjoyed his positive messages about life, myself included, we’ve lost a great teacher and free spirit. I’ve listed some of my favorite Wayne Dyer quotes – I recommend visiting your local library and checking out a Wayne Dyer book or audiobook.

  • The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
  • When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
  • Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.

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