judge – verb – to form an opinion or conclusion about. Since birth, we have been given direct and indirect guidance about what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong.’ This led to our beliefs about what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’…in ourselves and others. Religious beliefs, societal rules, and parental guidance are all sources of these - Read More -
I loved this song from the moment I heard it. I think each line is hugely important in it’s own right (full lyrics listed at the end)…but as I considered the topic of thinking critically, I connected one line in particular to some thoughts I was having and thought it worth adding this song to - Read More -
So much is said by what is not said in this image. While it seems that much progress has been made regarding the rights of women, there is still sexism that happens covertly (like not receiving equal pay for equal work, or being denied opportunities due to gender). And overtly, there are still many places in the world - Read More -
Byron Katie reached the depths of despair and overcame it all with a revelation that she calls “The Work.” Byron’s work has changed the thoughts and lives of many with her four simple questions.
I encourage you to give it a try and visit the link below for further study! She has been so kind as to include all materials needed to practice The Work for free online :)
Write down any situation, and then ask yourself these four 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?
Next, Turn the thought around. (e.g. If your statement was about someone else, substitue “I” for them in the sentence.) Then find at least three specific, genuine examples of how each turnaround is true for you in this situation.
Love and appreciation to Byron Katie for sharing her work!
Change your thoughts and change your life!