DVD: The Shift
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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is an internationally-renowned speaker in the field of self-development. He is the author of more than 30 books, has created numerous audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Many of Dr. Dyer's books have been National Public Television specials. He holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. Johns University in New York.
In The Shift, Dr. Dyer explores the spiritual journey from ambition to meaning. The powerful shift from the ego constructs we are taught early in life by parents and society -- which promote an emphasis on achievement and accumulation -- are shown in contrast to a life of meaning, focused on serving and giving back.
Through the intertwined stories of an overachieving businessman, a mother seeking her own expression in the world, and a director trying to make a name for himself, this film not only inspires, but also teaches us how to create a life of meaning and purpose.
The Hayhouse description of The Shift says:
"In The Shift, we share the stories of three modern lives in crisis—a young mother who nurtures everyone but herself, an overachieving husband who has forgotten what love means, and a moviemaker desperate for the opportunity that will make him worthy in his own eyes.
Every life has a turning point, a shift, a choice to make about what really matters. Early in life, we follow the path mapped out by ego, a path of ambition, competition, and striving. When midlife dawns, we too often find ourselves stranded in a lonely and desolate place we never intended to visit. Our feelings of sadness and frustration tell us we took a wrong turn.
Like a shift in the wind or a change in the tide, the yearning we feel at midlife is a call to renewal. The Shift shows us the path home, the path to rediscovering our true self, our purpose, and the life of meaning that is our true calling."
“When you get it—that you don’t do things because of what somebody else is going to do for you, but you do them because you’re living your life’s purpose—you can light up the whole world with that kind of love. That’s how it works for me.”