By Jena Griffiths | May 9, 2015
Byron Katie has helped millions of people with ‘The Work’ – a way of questioning and releasing whatever is causing you much suffering.
The following 4 questions are Byron Katie’s gift to humanity.
They are the core of doing ‘The Work’
Here is how I see it:
If you are staring down the throat of an angry lion, all you see are sharp teeth and nothing else.
What to do?
This may surprise you.
Just ask yourself these 4 questions.
1) Is it true?
2) Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
3) How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
4) Who would you be without the thought?
Then do something to shift your perspective.
Turn the thought you are currently breathing life into upside down or inside out.
Instead of thinking “I’m being eaten by a lion”
try on other thoughts for size. Such as, “I’m not being eaten by a lion”,
or “I’m being eaten up by myself” (I am being devoured by my own thoughts)
or “The lion is being eaten by me.” (I am conquering my own thoughts).
Each of these reversals gives you a millisecond to catch yourself
in the act of doing something rather miraculous.
Being the creator –
in the moment.
You are not doing anything wrong. You are simply being creative.
The 4 Qs let you see you have a choice.
Your life is your canvas.
Your thoughts are the colors on your paintbrush.
Stop. Breathe. Smile.
But….there’s no time for all this while being eaten alive?
Try step 1 again……..
I’ve been practicing these 4Qs the last few days. Trying to calm down
and step into a bigger version of myself after getting a yes from
Byron Katie to do an interview for Earth School.
My first thought was yiii..am I really good enough?
So, then I thought, let’s test this process.
Question 1. Is this really true?
I started laughing and was instantly cured.
Give it a try yourself and let me know.
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Byron Katie will be in Europe giving workshops and talks throughout July.
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