Byron Katie

A Quote by Byron Katie on transcendence, enlightenment, freedom, and time

So there's only transcendence in the moment. Nobody can be transcended forever. That's why I say, "Who cares if you're enlightened forever?"

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A Quote by Byron Katie on gurus, teachers, desert, wisdom, awakening, and earth

I would go out into the desert. The desert was my teacher. I didn't know about gurus and wise people—I wasn't a reader.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on life, perfection, living, enlightenment, ease, and simple

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do

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A Quote by Byron Katie on reality, suffering, enlightenment, awakening, and compassion

The end of suffering happens in this very moment, whether you're watching a terrorist attack or doing the dishes. And compassion begins at home. Because I don't believe my thoughts, sadness can't exist. That's how I can go to the depths of anyone's suffering, if they invite me, and take them by the hand and walk them out of it into the sunlight of reality.

I've taken that walk myself.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on peace, freedom, violence, self, awakening, enlightnment, and teacher

A teacher of fear can’t bring peace on Earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and lives it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher.

You’re the one.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on enlightenment, future, and reality

If I say, if I talk about, 'I want to be enlightened...' it implies a future. And there isn't any.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on reality, choice, and truth

You don't get to vote on what is. Have you noticed?

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A Quote by Byron Katie on perception, reality, truth, story, and self

The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on thoughts, reality, personal, thinking, beliefs, and self-love

Thoughts are just what is. They appear. They're innocent. They're not personal. They're like the breeze or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling. Thoughts arise like that, and we can make friends with them. Would you argue with a raindrop?

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A Quote by Byron Katie on love, awakening, anger, happiness, action, peace, freedom, and activism

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. “If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
 
My answer is “Because that's what love does.”  To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day wiith drool running down her chin.

My experience is the opposite.

Love is action.

Byron Katie

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