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New Meetup: Inquiry Circle -- I need your love - is that true? Seeking Approval...

From: Surati
Sent on: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:10 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Vancouver Byron Katie Meetup Group!

What: Inquiry Circle -- I need your love - is that true? Seeking Approval...

When: November 24,[masked]:30 PM

My home
3049 West 14th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5K 0A1

When you say or do anything to please, get, keep, influence, or control anyone or anything, fear is the cause and pain is the result. Manipulation is separation, and separation is painful. Another person can love you totally in that moment, and you'd have no way of realizing it. If you act from fear, there's no way you can receive love, because you're trapped in a thought about what you have to do for love. Every stressful thought separates you from people.
But once you question your thoughts, you discover that you don't have to do anything for love. It was all an innocent misunderstanding. When you want to impress people and win their approval, you're like a child who says, "Look at me! Look at me!" It all comes down to a needy child. When you can love that child and embrace it yourself, the seeking is over. (From "I need your love, is that true?" by Byron Katie)

Life beyond manners:
Notice how often you defend yourself (with words, actions, the way you dress, your tone of voice) and how stressful that can be. What impression -- what "you"-- are you trying to hide or strengthen? Whom are you trying to convince? What is the story of "you" that you perpetuate or want to perpetuate? What "you" would you be without that story? We'll explore these and other questions...

Inquiry Circle format is open to all who have experience with The Work either through having attended intro evenings or participated in other Byron Katie events. These evenings are your time to do the work with others in group or partner exercises.
If you are new to the Work and would like to be introduced, please contact me by email.

Thank you for peace.

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