Inner Decisions

Four Good Questions

Every great spiritual teacher has a following. There are lifelong devotees who once they find their leader, they set up “house” and stay with that person. Then there are people like me, come sit with a teacher for a bit and move on. Though I must admit, I don’t move on completely, not from really good teaching.

Today I’m revisiting the teachings of Byron Katie in “The Work”. She’s a wonderful healer and teacher and I’ve included her website below. She, like many spiritual leaders, asks us to question our confusion within our sorrow. She asks us to take responsibility for our own stuckness and how we have damaged ourselves through victimization thinking. Wow. Yes. Some say she really pushes a student’s buttons.

Byron Katie reminds me of Glinda, the Good Witch of The Wizard of Oz fame. Glinda guided Dorothy through a journey of self-discovery without telling Dorothy who she was or what was expected of her. Glinda encourages Dorothy to define herself. And in the end, Glinda lets Dorothy know that the poor girl always had the power to return home. Why didn’t Glinda just tell Dorothy? “Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.”

If you are on the road to self-discovery and looking for  Glinda, consider The Work of Byron Katie where we are asked to consider four questions deeply and actively whenever confronted with a thought that plagues us, a thought that won’t let us go.

Is it true?

Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

Who would you be without that thought?

 Powerful questions. Check out The Work of Byron Katie and see where it leads you.

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