What does it mean to you to “Love What Is“?
I serendipitously rediscovered an insightful passage I had written down in a journal two years ago from Bryon Katie, author of Loving What Is, encouraging me to ask the four questions of any stressful thought that surfaces:
- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know it’s true?
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without that thought?
I personally love Katie’s last question, “Who would you be without that thought?” , because it conjures up the image of chain-breaking, freedom, and lightness of being.
As you venture into the new year, how will you choose to address stressful thoughts in your life? Have they become your master, or will you render them unfounded?
Excerpt from “Loving What Is”
To think I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business.
Even in the name of love, it’s pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear.
Do I know what’s right for me?
That is my only business.
Let me work with that before I try to solve problems for you.
In loving connection,