Next meetup evening -- January 20th
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 9:57 AM
(It seems this wasn't mailed out when scheduled, so I am sending it again.)
"Everyone is a mirror image of yourself, your own thinking coming back at you."
"Through inquiry, we discover how attachment to a belief or story causes suffering. Before the story there is peace. Then a thought enters, we believe it, and the peace seems to disappear. We notice the feeling of stress in the moment, investigate the story behind it, and realize that it isn't true. The feeling lets us know that we are opposing what is by believing the thought. It tells us that we're at war with reality. When we notice that we are believing a lie and living as if it were true, we become present outside our story. Then the story falls away in the light of awareness, and only the awareness of what really is remains. Peace is who we are without a story, until the next stressful story appears. Eventually, inquiry becomes alive in us as the natural, wordless response of awareness to the thoughts and stories that arise."
(Quotation from Question your thinking. Change the World by Byron Katie.)
Inquiry circle evenings are an opportunity to practice The Work with the freedom of ?beginner?s mind,? no matter what your level of experience in The Work is. If you are new to the Work, I will introduce you; if you have experience, you can pair up and hold the space for someone else with an open mind by following the simple instructions. Please contact me with any questions.
Love and blessings