It all begins and ends in our mind. What we give power to, has power over us…. if we allow it.
The work of Byron Katie is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause us suffering and that cause us to live in the past or the future. Her questions help us reflect on the truth in this moment, and to find peace and acceptance in our situation.
Next time you feel overwhelmed, or feel your cannot move past your anger, fear or rejection, here are Byron Katie’s four questions to ask yourself.
- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know that what you are thinking is true?
- How do you react, what happens when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without that thought?
When we give ourselves time to reflect on these questions, it can give us clarity, insight and acceptance of what is. Inquiry appears to be a process of thinking, but actually it’s a way to undo thinking. Thoughts lose their power over us, when we realize that they simply appear in our mind.
‘”You either believe what you think, or you question it. There’s no other choice. – Byron Katie.