Updated Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:08 am
Sunday, March 16 • 5 p.m.
Based on the March 2014 book of the same title, “I Can See Clearly Now” is the most personal program of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s career. Seated in a comfortable living room setting, Dr. Dyer offers an intimate and revealing conversation about events in his own life — from his childhood in Detroit to the present day. He vividly relates in unflinching detail his impressions of encountering forks in the road and takes viewers with him through these formative experiences. Dr. Dyer then reveals what he has learned from his own experiences: there are no accidents, and all the choices we make and actions we take weave a life tapestry uniquely our own.
“I Can See Clearly Now” is organized around five principles that have guided Dr. Dyer through his important life choices and he compares those principles to the rungs on a ladder. As we climb the ladder throughout our lifetime we are able to see more clearly, applying each principle to gain an ever-deepening awareness of our life’s true purpose. With his usual wit and wisdom, Dr. Dyer lightens his message and peppers the program with personal revelations of the private challenges behind his public success.
The five principles featured in the program are:
The Willingness – Dr. Dyer shares stories of his youth in Detroit, his favorite childhood book, the importance of being willing to do anything to make your dreams come true, the truth behind a Mark Twain quote about how it’s not what you don’t know, but what you know for sure that gets you into trouble, and ends with “The Cookie Thief” poem.
The Determination – This principle concerns the importance of having, and acting on, a burning desire. Dr. Dyer shares stories about his time in the Navy, his determination to get into a good university despite a lackluster high school record, and the book he read that changed his thinking forever about having the power to go within and heal. His youngest daughter Saje, now 23, joins him onstage to recount how she got rid of her childhood “bumps.”
The Fearlessness – Dr. Dyer explains the subtle ways fear lives within all of us, and how he faced very personal fears at several key junctures of his life. He also talks about the fearlessness we need to recognize the teachers in our lives, who can have such a strong impact on us.
The Compassion – Dr. Dyer explains that it is often the lowest moments of our lives that reveal our true purpose. He speaks publicly for the first time about his separation from his wife, who is in the audience, and how the dissolution of his marriage taught him compassion. He also makes the audience laugh with a story about his youthful ego.
The Love – The highest rung of the ladder is the principle of love, which allows us to see our lives more clearly and reach our greatest awareness. Dr. Dyer invites his daughter Serena to join him onstage to share a letter she wrote to him after observing him lecture in Ephesus, Turkey. That letter was turned into an original song by singer/songwriter Alex Woodard, who performs it with Dr. Dyer’s daughter Skye on vocals. The program ends with “In A Treehouse,” written by the great Middle Eastern poet Hafiz.