I’ve recently had the good fortune to attend a local Byron Katie workshop. She is famous for her process called The Work. She is a gifted woman and has had her own major struggles in life. She created The Work because of those struggles.
At the workshop, we had an opportunity to experience her working with several audience members that volunteered to let her take them through the process. Here are some points that really struck me.
- Suffering is created by being at war with reality and denial is the underworld.
- When experiencing negative thoughts, ask yourself “is this thought a vote for peace or a vote for the opposite?” Whatever you choose, it will play out.
- We have a choice to either believe our thoughts or (she suggests) question all of them. “Can I know this thought is 100% true?”
- By finding the beauty in all things, we can minimize or even eliminate suffering.
Her Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet in The Work process is the beginning of understanding ourselves at a very deep level. It’s a thought provoking way to look at things…