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New Meetup: Loving what is... Who would you be without your story?

From: Surati
Sent on: Saturday, May 16, 2009 11:18 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Vancouver Byron Katie Meetup Group!

What: Who would you be without your story?

When: May 27,[masked]:30 PM

Where: At my home

Meetup Description: Who would you be without your story?

For thousands of years we?ve been told not to judge, but we still do it all the time?how our friends should act, whom our children should care about, what our parents should feel, do, or say. In The Work, rather than suppress these judgments, we use them as starting points for self-realization. By letting the judging mind have its life on paper, we discover through the mirror of those around us what we haven't yet realized about ourselves.

To do The Work, alone or with others, you begin by finding the particular thoughts that are causing you stress. Perhaps one thought is: My partner doesn't love me. You write the thoughts down on what is called a Worksheet, then examine the thought using these four questions:

Is it true?
Can you absolutely know that it's true?
How do you react when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without the thought?

After this, you turn the thought around to its several opposites -- for example, My partner does love me; I don't love my partner; I don't love myself -- and you find three genuine examples of how each turnaround is as true as or truer than he original thought.

I will introduce you to inquiry, model it and facilitate you if you would like to try it. Come if you want to find truth and peace and learn this simple way of dealing with your stressful thinking. All that's required is an open mind...

Email or call me with your questions.


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