Is it Your Business?

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There is nothing so dark that we cannot put it on paper, question it, and set ourselves free.

Byron Katie states that there are three kinds of business – mine, other people’s, and God’s (or nature). Being in other people’s or nature’s business is especially stressful, because for one thing, we have no control over them.

For instance, if I worry about what someone else is thinking, I can make myself insane! And 99% of my guesses are probably wrong. Not to mention I have no power over another persons thoughts. Where would their thoughts come from, anyway? From their own history, that’s where. Instead, I can focus on my own opinions in a situation. I can exert some control over those.

“The next time you’re feeling stress or discomfort, ask yourself whose business you’re in mentally. You may come to see that you’ve never really been present, that you’ve been mentally living in other people’s business all your life. Just to notice that you’re in someone else’s business can bring you back to your own wonderful self.”- Katie

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