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Compassion: The Less You Suffer, the Kinder You Naturally Become

Byron Katie | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

You don't have to feel bad to act kindly. On the contrary: The less you suffer, the kinder you naturally become. And if compassion means wanting others to be free of suffering, how can you want for others what you won't give to yourself?

There's No Such Thing as Enlightenment

Byron Katie | Posted 11.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

No one is permanently enlightened; that would be the story of a future. There's only enlightenment in the moment. Do you believe a stressful thought? Then you're confused. Do you realize that the thought isn't true? Then you're enlightened to it.

Learning to be More Like Jesus (It's Not What You Think)

Amy Crumpton | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

We were gathered for a monthly Bible study at the mountain retreat center. I sat looking out the full-length windows at the hardwoods filling the hills. My mind drifted away from the lesson as I daydreamed about a weekend kayaking trip on the river running below.

Gratitude: The Litmus Test for Self-Realization

Byron Katie | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

As the mind realizes itself it stops identifying with its own thoughts. This leaves a lot of open space. A mature mind can entertain any idea; it i...

Embracing the Darkness

Byron Katie | Posted 09.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

The Tao doesn't take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. --Tao Te Ching The darkness, the void, the space...

How to Love Being Wrong

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 10.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

Most people love to be right. I am no different except I also love being wrong. Last week I was running on the beach as it was starting to get dark. As I came upon the last secluded stretch, I noticed two "shady" looking guys hovering around something on the ground.

When You Compare, You Lose

Byron Katie | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

When we believe our thoughts, we divide reality into opposites. We think that only certain things are beautiful. But to a clear mind, everything in ...

The World Beyond Thought

Byron Katie | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

When you're shut down and frightened, the world seems hostile; when you love what is, everything in the world becomes the beloved. Inside and outside ...

The Work: It's Not Reality That Makes Us Suffer; It's Our Thoughts About Reality

Byron Katie | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Byron Katie

Twenty-nine years ago, at the bottom of a 10-year fall into depression, rage, and self-loathing, I realized something amazing: that when I believed ...

The Work of Byron Katie, Parenting and Chores

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I have tried everything to get my kids to do their chores, but it is a constant battle. Why can't they just do what I ask? Are all kids as lazy as mine?

The Work On Parenting

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Most of us love our children dearly, but they can trigger our upset like no one else can! Feeling disrespected or unappreciated, we may shout, scold or threaten our kids, despite desperately wishing we could keep our cool.

My 4-Year-Old Can't Calm Down!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My 4 1/2-year-old son is a sweet boy, but he seems to lose his ability to listen or calm down whenever he is deep in play with his friends.

4 Questions to Change Your Life: An Interview With Byron Katie, Creator of 'The Work'

Omega Institute | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Omega Institute

A powerful practice of self-inquiry created by Byron Katie, The Work consists of four questions that can help you examine and dissolve the stress asso...

Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back?

Debbie Hampton | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

After years of self work, I sent my inner critic on an extended vacation and welcomed an inner friend. I shut the witch up and changed my underlying beliefs to be supportive and encouraging of my success and happiness.

How Sitting In Stillness Can Change Your Life

Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Gina Murdock Gina Murdock: I've had a chance to experience "The Work," and I am a...

Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

When you complain that "____________ never listens to me," maybe what you're really saying is, "I don't listen to me."

Being Determined to Find Joy in the Everyday Affects Not Only Ourselves, But Our World

Gregg McBride | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Finding joy within ourselves (and being determined to do so no matter what's going on around us or what's happening in the world) really can help to make the world a better place.

Byron Katie Just Wants You to Be Happy

Stephan Spencer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephan Spencer

Although she might never identify it as such, Byron Katie is espousing a form of meta-cognition, a way of thinking about thinking. Are your thoughts a true reflection of the reality around you, or do they come unbidden from your unconscious?

Buddha Doodle - 'Inquire'

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.15.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle -- 'Need'

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.01.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Today's Buddha Doodle - Reality

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.22.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Please Meditate: Self Inquiry and Impulse Control (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

"Why should I question myself?" You might wonder. The answer to that question is found in the question itself. The fact that one is able to question one's self indicates that there is more to awareness than incessant thought, as many assume.

How to Get out of Your Rut

Jen Sincero | Posted 11.27.2011 | Style
Jen Sincero

When it comes to the topic of why we allow ourselves to get so deeply entrenched in our own B.S., I'm always reminded of that great Nirvana song, "Fra...

Wherever You Go, There Your Mentors Are

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

Wherever we go, there we are. And our mentors will go with us... both the mentors we consciously choose, and the mentors which we allow to choose us unconsciously.

Six Ways To Keep Your Cool When You've Been Burned

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's important that we acknowledge what we are feeling -- all the anger, unfairness, and aversion -- and really honor how hurt we are.