“An unquestioned mind is the only suffering.”
“The pain is incessant.”
Is that true?
“No. Actually, the pain feels incessant, with pockets of relief.”
(Notice that feels better, remembering that there are pockets of relief.)
How do you feel when you think that thought, “The pain is incessant”?
Who would you be without that thought?
“Free. Resting when I feel pain, dancing with life when I feel relief.”
Turn it around …
“The pain is not incessant.”
or the more creative turnaround (a-la-Sue-Elliot)
“Relief is incessant, with pockets of pain.”
(Aaah yes, now that one makes me laugh. Laughing is good.)
“No one can give you freedom but you.”
Finding freedom in this way is called “doing The Work.”
Listen to Ann, Sue and me, as we use The Work of Byron Katie to dissipate the fearful thought “I won’t be able to relax” (fear of something in the future … in this case, a fear of spiders) … with laughter, as always!
Watch Katie doing The Work on fear, below. At first it may seem odd but stick with it— It brings relief.
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- Find out more about The Work in The Little Book. It’s an easy read!
- Download the worksheets below to turn around your thoughts on:
Others or Your Body or Your Beliefs
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