Day 17, August 8, 2016 @4:17
The rain is making me sleepy and all I want to do is nap, nap, nap. Motivation is low. Routine and habit brought me back to this space. I have to sit and sip my tea before words and ideas can form. Maybe a snack will help, too. When all else fails, snack! I have to tell you my bean casserole turned out okay. But oven time was over 1 1/2 hours instead of 25 minutes. Next time, if I’m using fresh beans from the garden, I will parboil them first.
I have been listening to Byron Katie the last two days. I am familiar with her work but I always come away with learning something new each time. You always hear and see with new ears and eyes each time. Never dismiss or roll your eyes when someone is repeating his/her story. There’s always nuances, important ones that might change your life.
- Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)
- Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without the thought?
The work may be difficult to grasp, but now I do see it is a beautiful process. My perceptions have shifted, my mind expanding and my heart opening a little more. Are the thoughts in my head real? What is reality – the past, the future, or only now? Lots to ponder. If you are interested, you can visit her link here.