Today’s Affirmation – “My opinion matters and I make sure it’s kind”

Today I invite you to reflect on the Bryon Katie quote “The only way I can be angry at you is when I have thought, said, or done something that is unkind in my own opinion.” This is one of those quotes for me I had to read and re-read.  Looking at how and where it shows up in my life I started to notice when someone made me angry and I'd ask myself if the story I was telling myself was, Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “I think…I inquire…I decide…”

The Byron Katie quote I’d like to introduce you to today is:  “If you put your hand into a fire, does anyone have to tell you to move it?  Do you have to decide?  No: When your hand starts to burn, it moves.  You don’t have to direct it; the hand moves itself. In the same way, once you understand, through inquiry,  that an untrue thought causes suffering,  you move away from it.” This Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “I love what is and am enjoying the process of life”.

How are you doing ‘loving what is’?  Do you enjoy the process of life or go through life waiting for the next shoe to drop?  I’d like to wrap up the dedication to Byron Katie with this final Byron Katie quote  “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 Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “I investigate my thoughts and only believe the ones that make me feel good!”

Do you believe everything you think?  Do you believe everything someone else says?  Today, take some time to stop and notice the thoughts you think.  Notice what you say to yourself and how what you say makes you feel. Katie says “Don't believe everything you think.”   I remember a time a few months after my surgery, a friend called and asked me if I'd like to join her at zumba class.  Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “My partner is my mirror and I love what I see!”

“All the advice you ever gave your partner is for you to hear” is another great quote by the lovely Byron Katie.  Feel free to replace ‘partner’ with whoever it is you find yourself advising. Try it…think of someone who you’re not happy with right now.  What advice would you give them?  Do they need to calm down, be nicer, make a decision?  Now ask yourself…where do I need to calm Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “Every time my buttons are pressed I’m closer to freedom!”

When your buttons are pressed do you feel free?  Probably not.  In my experience, when my buttons are pressed, I get upset, frustrated, angry. However, thanks to Byron Katie and doing lots and lots of Judge Your Neighbour Worksheets, I discovered how freeing it really is. I started to realize when someone in my life caused me pain, it wasn't about them.  It was about me. It was an opportunity Read more [...]

Today’s affirmation – “I love reality and reality loves me!”

I love Byron Katie's Quote; "When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time".  I love it! Notice when you argue with reality today.  Reality is what is.  Reality is what happens to us.  And arguing with what is, sounds like 'this shouldn't have happened' or hearing yourself say someone shouldn't have done or said this or that. I remember one morning suggesting to my husband Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “When I love you, I know I fully love me!”

Do you love those who don't seem to love you?  Not always, right? What I find is that it's those people and situations that cause us pain, that help us, get to know us, better.  And it helps uncover the areas we don't fully love about our self. I invite you to take a moment and reflect on the people and situations that cause you the most pain.  When you think of the person involved, what is one Read more [...]

Today’s Affirmation – “I am Present in the Here and Now. I Enjoy What Is”

How often are you present in the here and now and just experience what is happening without judgement? It's not easy.  We're human.  We're not Bryon Katie, and didn't go through some life transforming, out of body experience.  AND, it doesn't mean we can't experience it if we choose to. And what I'm talking about is what today's affirmation and Katie's quote has us ponder.  Some of Katie’s Read more [...]

Today’s affirmation – “I question my thoughts and create ‘better feeling stories’ for those that don’t serve me”

I guess the first question is, do you notice the thoughts that don't serve you so that you can create better feeling stories? That is the first step.  When something happens and we 'suffer', as Katie says in the quote, it's not the thought causing our pain, it's our attachment to it.  Think of a situation happening right now that is causing you to suffer. Ask, what is the thought/belief that is Read more [...]