Byron Katie and How to Find Permanent Happiness

Byron Katie was suicidal. One day at a halfway house her victim consciousness died forever. She realized there is nothing negative and everything is positive. Things didn't happen TO us, but FOR us...like there are guiding hands pulling strings to keep us moving in the direction of our hearts. Katie, saw unhappy events as there to show us what we don't like about ourselves. 

The person who hurt you or made you angry is just doing their job by showing you what you don't like about yourself. You should kiss the ground they walk on according to Katie. If you find the root to why they "triggered you," you will find your own freedom from that incidence and all others related to it...for good.

If a comment or deed triggers a reaction out of you, it's an old wound looking for healing within you. Often we've forgotten about the original event, but it hasn't forgotten us. It will keep looking for our acceptance and understanding till it's healed.

"The Work by Byron Katie," gives you the tools to uncover and heal even the deepest and darkest wounds. Find it free of charge on her website. Byron Katie provides helpful videos that often match a stressful thought you may be working on. She says there are no new stressful thoughts. Someone somewhere has had the same thought.

Another source of anxiety and pain is the attempt to fix others. Byron Katie says, "Know the difference between your work, their work and God's work." This means, know your limitations and your place.  Your life experience is your business. What others do with their lives is their business. If something negative happens to someone, it had to happen for that person's personal growth, no matter how horrible. That is God's business.

There are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason, even death.

There have been so many times when Katie has come to my own rescue with her "Four Little Questions," and the turnaround. "The Little Book" is very powerful, and a must read.

My mind sometimes takes me on a joyride at my expense, weaving a story so iron clad I felt justified in my thinking...until I put these four questions and the turnaround against them. These are the four questions you should ask in every stressful situation:

1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know that it's true?
3. How does it make you feel when you think the thought (.....)?
4. Who would you be without the thought (....)?

The turnaround is when you substitute your own name for the other person's name. For instance, the original statements may be: "My husband shouldn't lie to me." The turnaround would be: "I shouldn't lie to me," and, "I shouldn't lie to him." Hmmmm...If you are completely honest with yourself, you will see how these turnaround statements are just as true. 



It's never about the other person. It's always about you.

Everything you need to find your own freedom, can be found on Byron Katie's website: www.thework.com including work sheets, which are highly recommended. It's your story that keeps you in pain and nothing else.

If you have the stressful thought, "I need more money," does that thought help you make more money? Does it motivate you or paralyze you? It just may inhibit you from being in the right mental place to actually see the opportunity to make more money. 

When you take a step towards positive growth God takes a step. Situations will now start to show up for you to accomplish your desire. You put yourself into the position to receive them by starting your search. 

Byron Katie says your healing is in your own hands only 100%. You decide if your story is more important than your happiness. Decide what you can control and what you can't. Katie says she doesn't believe any of her stressful thoughts. When they arise, she puts the four questions and the turnaround to them, and finds them to be not true.

Byron Katie represents the great changes happening in 2012, now and in the future both internally and externally. Get ready for more interesting changes for years to come. 

Freedom comes with accepting what is. Reality is the only thing you can count on.

References:

Your Inner Awakening, The Work by Byron Katie

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