Thought Thursday: No One Outside of Me Can Hurt Me

Byron Katie on Love, Sex and Relationships:

Hurt feelings or discomfort of any kind cannot be caused by another person. No one outside me can hurt me. That’s not a possibility. It’s only when I believe a story that I get hurt. And I’m the one who’s hurting me by believing what I think. This is very good news. Because it means that I don’t have to get someone else to stop hurting me. I’m the one who can stop hurting me. It’s within my power.

What are your thoughts?

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4 comments

  1. If no one outside of me causes this pain that I am feeling right now. and I am the one causing it with my thoughts, then why and how can I not feel this pain when in the reality is what is happening now (broke up with my boyfriend, however, he said “don’t worry we can be friends and will come whenever he has time, if you need me call” me but now he blocked me and I have not called him since we broke up, I have not called or reached him until now I blocked I am, why he blocked. this causes great deal of pain and doubts and questions that absolutely puts me on tears. Do am I that bad, do am I not worthy to love and be with? — losing him and not having contact with him, not having a relation with him is bringing this pain and anxiety. How could this circumstances with him can not hurt me. I know physically not but in my heart I feel an awful pain.

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