"If you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change."
I sat in his audience once, listening to him riff about life and the great joke of it—how seriously we take it, how malleable it is, if we only knew. I was there to do research for a writing project, but I quickly saw that the research was a ruse; I needed to be there for me. I'd been looking forward to hearing him again at a conference this November, but it is not to be. The great man died last night in Maui. Thank you, Wayne Dyer, for your life. I hope you're having a grand homecoming celebration, kicking up your heels with those other great teachers, Oliver Sacks and our dear Alice, on the other side.