The essence of what Wayne Dyer tells us is that what you hold in your mind is what manifests in your life. It is does not require belief. It is simply a natural law that is already operating in your life. He tells us that what you really, really, really, really want you will get. This is not so new. Many people have brought this to our attention. What was enlightening to me was when, in his inimitable way, he went on to explain why it has so often seemed not to work in my life. He tells us that it is the same law at work. What you really, really, really, really don't want you will also get. That is, if you hold in your mind hating being fat (or being poor): hating being fat (or being poor) is what will continue to manifest in your life. If you hold in your mind jealousy of rich people: jealousy of rich people is what will continue to manifest in your life. If you want something: cut away all the jealousies, hatreds, self-doubts, etc., and simply want what it is you want, then ask for it, knowing with certainty that this law works. If you look honestly, you will see it is in fact already working in your life - all you have to do is to start directing it properly. An exellent book, also available in tape form from joint speaking forums together with Deepk Chopra.