byron katie

Say No to Say Yes to Yourself

  • Posted on: 17 February 2008
  • By: mokshalom

I recently had to say no to a project. It was something I enjoyed, but as I meditated on my energy levels and what I needed to accomplish in the next month, I realized I was just taking on too much. I knew that saying no would disappoint some people, but I needed to be firm.

I was reminded of Byron Katie, and how she always says no with a smile.

Sometimes it is hard to say no to people, especially when they are people you like and respect. If you sit back for a moment, you may realize that there are certain people in your life who just command involvement. This does not mean they are controlling or bad. It just means they are firm in their vision and what they are doing. They will ask you to participate with such charm and confidence that you may find yourself saying yes without thinking.

Why I Love The Work of Byron Katie

  • Posted on: 30 May 2007
  • By: mokshalom

Byron Katie is a beautiful gray-haired woman with a twinkle in her eye and a tremendous amount of love in her heart. If you ever get a chance to see her in person, you can feel the love radiating out from her as strongly as the bright light from the sun.

She delivers her message through a simple process called "The Work," which consists primarily of writing down your negative thoughts and questioning them. It's simple, elegant, and requires no particular spiritual belief or religious dogma.

The beauty of The Work is that when you do it consciously, you'll find that it sets you free. Free from expectation, worry, judgment, and desire.

The Work not a cult, or a hyped up self-help seminar that makes you feel really good while you're there but doesn't really deliver once the high has worn off.

The Story

  • Posted on: 29 May 2007
  • By: mokshalom

Every story, every thing is God: reality. It apparently emerges from out of Itself and appears as a life. It lives forever within the story, until the story ends. From out of Itself I appeared as my story, until the questions brought me home.

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