Inspiration: Byron Katie

Inspiration: Byron Katie

From Katie’s Book “A Mind at Home with Itself”

What’s it like to live without a self? Nothing happens, not even life. Everything you see, hear, touch, smell, taste, and think is already over before the action begins. My foot just moved, and as I watched it, I was only watching the past. It appeared to be happening now, but the now was gone even as I watched it. This is the power and the goodness of mind realized.

I can’t even swallow my tea; it’s gone before it happens, and there’s nothing I can do about it. I look at the poster on the wall, of my beloved Stephen beside the gold mask on the jacket of his Gilgamesh, and my eyes remain on the poster, the gaze is held, it seems to exist, and yet as much as I love it, it’s an illusion. When there’s no thought, there’s no world. When no thought is believed, there’s no time, no space, no reality. My life is over, and I understand that it never began.

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The Work of Byron Katie is a simple, yet powerful way to identify and question the thoughts that are the cause of all suffering.

At byronkatie.com/instruction you will find everything you need to do The Work.

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