Shootings in Paris

The email below was submitted from the United Kingdom for a Conversation with Byron Katie webcast in regards to the events in Paris, France on 7 January 2015.


Q: How should the world react to the shootings in Paris this week?

Katie: Exactly the way they reacted. How did you react to the shootings in Paris?

Notice what you were thinking and believing. Were you able to stop what you were thinking, saying, doing, believing, in the moment you experienced it happening?


Q: How can we stop the response to it just creating more hate?

Katie: “The response is creating more hate”—is it true? Etc. Or is it not wiser that you look at your own responses, any response of hate, fear, etc. within you?


Q: Can religious extremists ever live peacefully side by side?

Katie: Is there someone in your life that you can’t live side by side with in total peace? I suggest that you begin there, dearest. If you can’t do it, why would you think that others can? Peace really is up to you. When do you begin? Always now.


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  1. To stop a response of hate, we have to respond with clarity.
    To just look closely at what believes are driving these believers.
    And not stick our heads in the sand pretending “it has nothing to do with… what they believe”.
    Read their scriptures and their prophets example.

    Then you will understand reality, clarity…
    And you will have peace of mind…

  2. Hi Katie.

    The only thing I can do is to put them into the light and send them all the love and hope AMD wish they go quickly through this part of their religion.
    In comparisson to Christianity, this religion is relatively young and I know we did terrine things too in our religions wars, during ages.
    The collectieve conciousness has grown, so I hope there Will be a solution out of love for everyone.

    Namasté Frederic

    1. The growth of the “collective conciousness” was basically that people started to read the bible and learn from the peacefull example of Jesus.

      That option in islam leads to ISIS…

      It will not bring peace to this world by simply wishing or ignoring away danger, or the cause of this danger…

      It’s all a matter of what people (choose to) believe and if they are willing to act upon their beliefs.

      I prefer an individuals conciousness… the freedom to another point of view…
      instead of the “collective”

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