“Thinking that people are supposed to do or be anything other than what they are, is like saying that the tree over there should be the sky. I investigated that and found freedom.” – Byron Katie
Yesterday I did a Byron Katie workshop. It was amazing.
The quote above reminds me, to be aware of times when I am trying to be something I am not. It also reminds me to be aware when I am believing that others should be anything other than who they are, or where they are in life.
Each of us has a unique time frame to grow, understand and discover our true purpose in life.
The sky cannot be a tree. The hummingbird does not need to worry who will grow or water the flowers; their only job is to drink the sweet nectar of the flower. The same rule applies to each of us.
Become aware of the deep belief system within you. Be who you are meant to be. Let others be who they are meant to be. See how this brings us freedom.
“The gentlest thing in the world is an open mind. Since it doesn’t believe what it thinks, it is flexible, porous, without opposition, without defense. Nothing has power over it. Nothing can resist it. Even the hardest thing in the world — a closed mind — can’t resist the power of openness. Ultimately the truth flows into it and through it, like water through rock.
It’s not your job to love me — it’s mine.” – Byron Katie