The Shift is an invitation – both in this book and in the film it partners – to explore the process of moving away from an aimless life to one filled with meaning and purpose. The first shift when we come into this world, Wayne Dyer explains, is from Spirit into form. We then shift to ambition where we take on an ego self that is driven by accumulations, achievements and approval. Sadly, many of us reach the end of our life’s journey having only made those two transitions. Dr Dyer proposes that there are two additional shifts available to us, where we realize we have an option to make a U-turn away from the false self, and finally begin turning back in the direction of our origination – a return to Source. We can fulfill our greatest calling, he tells us, when we consciously undertake the journey from Ambition to Meaning. We can transform our individual lives and, as an additional bonus, influence the destiny of our sacred planet as well.