Dit zijn de 20 mooiste quotes van Byron Katie

In de BEDROCK-serie ‘de mooiste quotes van’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Eerder kwamen Mathma GandhiEckart Tolle en Deepak Chopra en al aan bod. Vandaag zetten we Byron Katie in het zonnetje. 

Byron Katie is een succesvolle auteur en schreef het boek: 4 vragen die je leven veranderen. Zelf was Katie jarenlang ernstig depressief. Op een ochtend realiseerde zij iets dat haar leven voorgoed veranderde. Katie besefte dat haar depressie niet door de wereld om haar heen veroorzaakt werd, maar door de gedachten die zij over de wereld had.

Dit inspireerde haar tot ‘The Work‘. Een manier om je overtuigingen en gedachten niet klakkeloos te geloven, maar kritisch onder de loep te nemen. Sinds 1986 geeft Katie The Work door aan miljoenen mensen over de hele wereld. In al die jaren heeft Byron Katie heel wat wijze uitspraken gedaan. Dit zijn de 20 mooiste:

  1. ”The sky isn’t the limit. The mind that sees the sky is the limit.”
  2. ”Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.”
  3. ”As long as you think that the cause of your problem is ‘out there’—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.”
  4. ”Don’t believe everything you think.”
  5. ”I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.”
  6. ”All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment.”
  7. ”Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience. Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.”
  8. ”When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your Work is done.”
  9. ”Our parents, our children, our spouses, and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time.”
  10. ”Nothing comes ahead of its time, and nothing ever happened that didn’t need to happen.”
  11. ”Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it, that you are it.”
  12. ”Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”
  13. ”The miracle of love comes to you in the presence of the uninterpreted moment. If you are mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.”
  14. ”When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”
  15. ”You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”
  16. ”We don’t attach to people or to things; we attach to uninvestigated concepts that we believe to be true in the moment.”
  17. ”An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.”
  18. ”If your thoughts are opposed to love, you’ll feel stress, and that stress will let you know that you’ve drifted away from what you fundamentally are.  If you feel balance and joy, that tells you that your thinking is more in keeping with your true identity, which is beyond identity.”
  19. ”You think you know what other people are thinking, but it’s just you thinking.”
  20. ”The world is your perception of it. Inside and outside always match – they’re reflections of each other. The world is a mirror image of your mind.”
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Dit zijn de 20 mooiste quotes van Byron Katie