What is The Work of Byron Katie?

I was once again listening to Dr. Paul’s Podcasts and he and the person he was interviewing were talking about “the stories we form in our mind about our experiences.” In essence, how we allow our experiences affect us is greatly determined by our perception of reality. We all perceive reality differently (which makes me wonder how any of us communicate anything successfully).

Most of this podcast that I listed to this morning had to do with “The Four Questions” that were created by a lady named Byron Katie. The four questions help us analyze our perception of events that we find personally offensive or painful.

This is Byron Katie:
Byron Katie

“The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address your problems with clarity.”

Take a moment to visit her site and click on one of the “The Work in Action” video links. Let me know what you think.

Never mind. I think everyone should watch ALL of the “The Work in Action” videos. Really quite amazing, painful, humiliating, and entirely necessary that everyone in the world understand the concepts that she is trying teach.

Where did our spines go?

Apparently American’s have lost their spines. In other words we have become a nation of helpless babies relying on our Socialist parents to take care of our every need.

People are swearing on television so we get all grumpy and whine to Daddy (read Our Government) and tell him to (take away their freedom of speech and) “make them stop”.

Someone has a horrible disease and “the insurance companies” will not pay for it, so we pout and tell Daddy to create a rule (read law) that (takes away the rights of free enterprise and) forces insurance companies to change the way they run their business.

Someone treats us “unfairly” so we run to Daddy and tell him to put those “hate mongers” in jail.

Why do we always have to create more laws and thus continue to giving even more power and responsibility to our already massive and increasingly ineffective government. Have we forgotten that we have our own power? Are we ignorant to the fact that the more government we have and the more laws we have, the less freedom we have? Have we become so cowardly that we cannot stand up and fight our own battles?

Stop watching television if you do not like what is on. Tell those insurance companies where to go with their lousy policies. Take no for an answer and realize that fair is a place with carnival rides and prize pigs. Life is not fair. Life is what we make it. You do not like it, change it.

WAKE UP AMERICA!!! You are giving all your freedoms away creating a Socialistic/Communistic government for yourselves. Quit whining and start solving your own problems. Do you need me to say that again?


Can I get an amen?

A 7 Minute Mile

Yes, I know. That is not very fast. However, we all have to start somewhere and that is where I am starting. My goal is to get my speed and stamina up over the next year so that I can do a 6 minute mile by the end of this year. In fact, my goal is to do five 6 minute miles back to back. In other words, 5 miles in 30 minutes. That would be 10 mile per hour!

Why do I want to run that much? Because I am a soccer player. I LOVE soccer and I want to improve my game. Soccer players require high levels of speed, stamina, and skill. I also have a long term goal of being a soccer player my whole life. I want to still be playing soccer and stomping on the competition when I am 100 years old. Hold me to it!