- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know that it's true?
- How do you react when you think that thought?
- Who would you be without the thought?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Quotable | Reality
When you argue with reality you lose, but only 100 percent of the time. --Byron Katie, inventor of The Work, a method of self-inquiry I don't know what I think about The Work, the system that Katie developed after experiencing "an awakening" after years of severe depression, but I do like today's quote. In The Work, Katie's major premise is that we are disturbed and tortured not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us. She says that we can 'turn around' any situation that hurts or angers us by asking ourselves four basic questions: