|Posted by Peter Guess on October 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM|
"When I argue with reality, I argue with God" - Byron Katie
Now that sounds hectic. Who me? I argue with God? Sure.
All the time. Why not this? Why not that? Why me? What about others? The weather. The planet. The politicians... And on and on.
Check out Byron Katie's YouTube video on this topic.
A Brief Background
Byron Katie is the creator of a simple, powerful, and practical method of self-inquiry and transformation known as The Work, which she has introduced to hundreds of thousands of people at lectures and workshops in more than 30 countries.
After more than a decade of struggling with severe depression, Katie experienced a profound and life-changing realization. She saw that when she believed that something should be different than it is (My husband should love me more, My children should appreciate me,) she suffered, and that when she didn't believe these thoughts, she felt peace. She realized that what had been causing her depression was not the world around her, but the beliefs she had about the world around her.
In a sudden flash of insight, Katie awoke from her suffering and saw that her previous attempts to find happiness had been backward. Now, she could meet reality directly, and experience unimaginable freedom and joy with a simple process she named The Work.