4/7/2016: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“There is no thought or situation that you can’t put up against inquiry. Every thought, every person, every apparent problem is here for the sake of your freedom. When you experience anything as separate or unacceptable, inquiry can bring you back to the peace you felt before you believed that thought.

“If you aren’t completely comfortable in the world, do The Work. That’s what every uncomfortable feeling is for — that’s what pain is for, what money is for, what everything in the world is for: your self-realization. It’s all a mirror image of your own thinking. Judge it, investigate it, turn it around, and set yourself free, if freedom is what you want. It’s good that you experience anger, fear, or sadness. Sit down, identify the story and do The Work. Until you can see everything in the world as a friend, your Work is not done.”

~ Byron Katie, Loving What Is

You get that, my friend? It’s like Bikram says, our mind is often our worst enemy. That’s until such time as we start questioning our thoughts and their validity. Fortunately, we can look forward to relief as we finally surrender our judgment and allow the story our mind created to unravel.

The mind is oh so creative — for better or for worse. Just remember, if you don’t like how you’re feeling, it’s time to examine your thoughts.