In Honor of My Friend, Wayne Dyer

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I first met Wayne 30 years ago through our mutual mentor, Jack Bolan. Jack introduced us because he saw that we had something in common—we understood that the invisible side of our nature works to produce the visible side of our results. Since then, Wayne and I worked together often, exploring that invisible side and examining how life works.

Mary Morrissey and Dr. Wayne Dyer

Mary Morrissey and Dr. Wayne Dyer

Through his stories and teachings, he helped us laugh at ourselves and he encouraged us to choose who we wanted to be in the world, no matter what our circumstances.

There’s one story he would tell his audiences that I particularly appreciated. He would stand up on stage, hold up an orange and ask, “If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?”

Everyone in the room would look around, unsure of what Wayne was getting at. Inevitably someone would shout out, “Orange juice!” and laughter would erupt.

“Why? Why, when you squeeze an orange, does orange juice come out?” Wayne would ask. Usually no one would know what to say. After a few seconds he’d say, “Because that’s what’s been inside all along.”

When life circumstances squeeze or pressure you, as they undoubtedly will at some point, then what comes out of you is what’s been in you all along. It will either be anger, pain and fear, or it will be love, compassion and understanding. Independent of the circumstances that caused you to be squeezed, what comes out of you is what you’ve been building inside of yourself all along.

Wayne, you’ve shown us how to build something good and beautiful inside of ourselves, so that no matter what happens to us, we will always be the best version of ourselves. Thank you for that.

I am so grateful for the blessings of Wayne’s friendship and for the wisdom he shared with the world. I invite you to join me in the great wave of love that is coming from the Earth to Wayne Dyer’s spirit, lifting him to the highest of all heavens.

Join me in love and gratitude for a truly great teacher,


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