Author Byron Katie tells us to look at a statement or problem that's causing pain - maybe it's "I'm stupid" or "they don't like me" or "I won't survive this break-up" or "he's selfish" or "my boss is a bully" or "I'm an imposter" and she asks us to ask ourselves:
Is it true?
Can you be absolutely certain that it's true?
How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought to be true?
Who or what would you be without that thought?
Now, go back and ask yourself these questions again, but pause to really reflect before moving on to the next and see what happens to the power of your statement, problem, belief or assumption.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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