Byron Katie

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.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on personalities, ego, desire, and love

Personalities don't love. They want something.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on self, marriage, self-love, married, honesty, and integrity

The voice within is what I'm married to. All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage. My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from. That's my true partner. It's always there.
And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on discomfort, feelings, emotions, gifts, honesty, inquiry, alcohol, television, and addiction

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that's as it should be, because in our innocence we haven't known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on heaven, thoughts, awakening, enlightenment, belief, happiness, and stress

So, how do you get back to heaven? To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it. You don't have to believe everything your thoughts tell you. Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness. It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts will show you the way home to everything you need.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on suffering, reality, beliefs, and thoughts

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on teacher, truth, need, learning, and perfection

The teacher you need is the person you're living with.

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A Quote by Byron Katie on suffering, pain, life, awakening, and self

I am the perpretor of my suffering - but only all of it.

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