– The Inside-Out Understanding a la Byron Katie
Whilst Byron Katie is not a teacher of the 3 Principles behind life, she really is (because she’s a teacher of truth). As I hope you’ll see with these Byron Katie quotes…
[Last updated: July, 2016 – post summary]
Introduction: The World According to Katie
Welcome to 13 powerful Byron Katie quotes.
About life. About love. About truth.
Or, the Inside Out understanding a la Byron Katie, if you will.
Quotations that reveal both the problem and solution to all that ails you… your thinking, or – specifically – what you understand of your thinking…
Byron Katie Quotes About SUFFERING
An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering. So says Byron Katie and I agree. “Is it true?” she would probably go on to ask. Well, is it?
It’s true that you think something but is what you think true. Really true. Always and forever. Always true. If you persist in saying yes to this question then you persist in saying yes to suffering.
And suffering is not a bad thing, it really isn’t. As long as you realise you don’t need to suffer, and that when you suffer the ‘horrible feeling’ is merely acting as a reminder to you that suffering really is optional.[Read more at this post I wrote: welcome your suffering.]
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I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.
When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.
You’re just suffering from the belief that there’s something missing from your life.
Byron Katie Quotes About RELATIONSHIPS
When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your Work is done. And the Work Byron Katie refers to is, literally, The Work. Whilst I love the way The Work gets you to question your thinking I advocate people develop and deepen an Inside Out understanding myself.
So when you return attack with love then you will know that you are 100% creating your reality from the Inside Out, oh yes! (You are, even if you don’t realise it. Seeing and understanding this, though, changes everything.)[Read more at this post I wrote: the Inside Out situation.]
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All the advice you ever gave your partner is for you to hear.
To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what’s right for me? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve problems for you.
Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it—that you are it.
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Byron Katie Quotes About THINKING
I love what I think, and I’m never tempted to believe it. Ah, Byron Katie’s wisdom is there for all to read. She really doesn’t believe her thinking. I’m sure she used to, when she suffered at the hands of others, but now she knows better. As do I.
We think, then. Always, we think. Thoughts appear, then disappear – there is no need to believe any single thought, to label thoughts good or bad, or anything. We do this, of course we do, but there is no need.[Read more about thinking here: the thinking category of posts.]
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Don’t believe every thing you think
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?
Byron Katie Quotes About LIFE
Forgiveness is the discovery that what you thought happened, didn’t. A quite beautiful, if a little puzzling, quotation from Byron Katie about life as it truly is created (e.g. from the Inside Out – from inside of you).
And Sydney Banks, the man who first discovered and shared The 3 Principles behind the human experience, is thought to have said something like this about forgiveness: real forgiveness is feeling exactly the same about something as you did before that something ever happened. (Yes, really!)
Don’t get me wrong, I am not there yet when it comes to this level of Inside Out understanding ’embodiment’ but, still, I see the truth behind the words of both Byron Katie and Sydney Banks.[Read more about ‘life’ here: thoughts about feelings.]
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You can only see what you believe—nothing else is possible.
Someone says that they love me, and I say “Thank you.” Someone says that they hate me, and I say “Thank you.” It’s their story. What do I have to do with it?
The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.