Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling

Wayne W. Dyer, Author . Hay House $24.95 (252p) ISBN 978-1-4019-0721-1

The bestselling author of the New Age classic The Power of Intention has another book that will probably delight his fans and new readers who resonate with his spiritual approach. Inspiration, Dyer writes, is the opposite of motivation and goal-oriented thinking, the latter, "grabbing an idea and carrying it through to an acceptable conclusion." Inspiration, on the other hand, is when "an idea has taken hold of us from the invisible reality of Spirit." To Dyer, getting rid of ego in all its manifestations is the first step to connecting with the power of inspiration. In alternately wise and plodding prose, Dyer cites self-laudatory examples of his own personal generosity to strangers as well as various synchronicities that he takes to be expressions of the interconnectedness of all things and signs that he is spiritually on the right path. Yet many of the ideas here seem recycled; anyone who has watched What the Bleep Do We Know? will be familiar with them, and Dyer's name-dropping asides about his Maui writing retreat and successful lifestyle can be off-putting. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 01/30/2006
Release date: 02/01/2006
Genre: Nonfiction
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