You move totally away from reality
when you believe that there is a
legitimate reason to suffer.
Reality is always kinder than the
story we tell about it.
I’m very clear that everyone in the
world loves me. I just don’t expect
them to realize it yet.
For me, reality is God, because it rules.
An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.
Personalities don’t love-they want something.
Sanity doesn’t suffer, ever.
You are what exists before all
stories. You are what remains when the
story is understood.
I’m a lover of what is, not because
I’m a spiritual person, but because it
hurts when I argue with reality.
Everyone is a mirror image of
yourself-your own thinking coming back
“I don’t know” is my favorite position.
What is is. You don’t get a vote.
Haven’t you noticed?
Until you look forward to criticism,
your Work’s not done.
If I had a prayer, it would be this:
“God spare me from the desire for love,
approval, and appreciation. Amen.”
Thoughts aren’t personal. They just
appear, like raindrops. Would you argue
with a raindrop?
You either believe what you think or
you question it. There’s no other choice.
There are no new stressful thoughts.
They’re all recycled.
Stress is an alarm clock that lets
you know you’ve attached to something
not true for you.
We do only three things in life: we
sit, we stand, we lie horizontal. The
rest is just a story.
The teacher you need is the person
you’re living with.
If I think you’re my problem, I’m insane.
The world is my perception of it. I
see and hear only through the filter of
There’s only one thought to
question: the one appearing now.
When I argue with reality, I lose-
but only 100% of the time.
Everyone and everything is doing its
job perfectly-no mistake.
Ultimately, I am all I can know.
Until we know that death is equal to
life, we live in fear.
When I am perfectly clear, what is
is what I want.
Arguing with reality is like trying
to teach a cat to bark-hopeless.
How do I know that I don’t need what
I want? I don’t have it.
We fear only what we haven’t understood.
There are no physical problems-only
We never make a decision. When the
time is right, the decision makes itself.
The miracle of love comes to us in
the presence of the uninterpreted moment.
The last story: God is everything,
God is good.
No one can hurt me-that’s my job.
When they attack you and you notice
that you love them with all your heart,
your Work is done.
Forgiveness is realizing that what
you thought happened, didn’t.
Seeking love keeps you from the
awareness that you already have it-that
you are it.
Have you asked you?
Everything happens for me, not to me.
We say to others only what we need
I don’t let go of concepts-I
question them. Then they let go of me.
Nothing you believe is true. To know
this is freedom.
If you want to see the love of your
life, look in the mirror.
Reality is always the story of a
past, and what I love about the past is-
We suffer only until we realize that
we can’t know anything.
You can only see what you believe-
nothing else is possible.
I could find only three kinds of
business in the world-mine, yours, and
God’s. Whose business are you in?
No one has ever been angry at
another human being-we’re only angry at
our story of them.
Gratitude is what we are without a story.
~ Byron Katie