There are no terrible people. There are believers. If I believed what they believed, I would have to do that too.
As you lose identity you discover yourself. Byron Katie
Whenever I defend or argue, my mind is closed.
When they criticize you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your Work is done
“I didn’t quit drinking; I did “The Work,” and drinking, drugs, compulsive eating, smoking, anger, depression, sorrow, fear, all quit me. In my experience, the ultimate addiction is the mind’s addiction to what it is believing—the unquestioned thoughts that create and safeguard its system of denial. To question the mind is to bring the mind […]
The only difference between heaven and hell is believing a thought.
What you do to one you do to all. What you do for one you do for all.
I did The Work with my students yesterday. During a journal writing assignment about parents, Trevor came up with the thought, “My parents are not interesting.” He shared that he felt frustration with this thought. I did popcorn inquiry with the entire class. When we got to the turnaround, “My parents ARE interesting.” Sweet Trevor […]
Your suffering is never caused by the person you’re blaming
Dear Katie, Just over a year ago you generously help me attend The School (March 2013). The School and continued Work, have been life-changing experiences, for which I am eternally grateful. I’ve dealt with issues that had defined my life for far too long (sister’s death, Rwanda genocide) and it’s been incredible to release the […]