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Suffering Is Optional

Bad News -- You Have Cancer

Byron Katie | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Byron Katie

Until you experience death as a gift, your work's not done. So if you're afraid of it, that shows you what to question next. There's nothing else to do; you're either believing these childish stories, or you're questioning them--there's no other choice.

It Only Takes One to Have a Happy Marriage

Byron Katie | Posted 05.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Byron Katie

It doesn't take two people to end war in a marriage; it takes only one. And if two people have ended it, life can be twice as beautiful.

A World Out of Control

Byron Katie | Posted 04.07.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

nd when you've stopped making war with reality, you are what changes, totally without control. That state of constant change is creation without limits -- efficient, free, and beautiful beyond description.

Not Seeking Approval

Byron Katie | Posted 01.26.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

The Master can't seek fulfillment. She's already filled to the brim; there isn't room for a drop more. When you have what you want -- when you are wha...

Enlightened Activism

Byron Katie | Posted 12.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

The world is perfect. As you question your mind, this becomes more and more obvious. Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes. A clear mind he...

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

Byron Katie | Posted 11.20.2016 | 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 11.04.2016 | 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.

Gratitude: The Litmus Test for Self-Realization

Byron Katie | Posted 09.25.2016 | 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 is n...

Embracing the Darkness

Byron Katie | Posted 09.11.2016 | 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 th...

When You Compare, You Lose

Byron Katie | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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 th...

Is Suffering Necessary?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Could we reach a point of evolution when (for those of us in that position) suffering becomes a choice?