There is my business, your business and God's business.Byron Katie argues that much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our own business. When I think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself,” I am in your business. When I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war, or when I will die, I am in God’s business.Whenever I am in someone else's business, I feel angry, tense, stressed; wondering why they aren't living their life, doing their business, the way I think they should. Not only is none of my business, but it also causes me to suffer.
If I am mentally in your business or in God’s business, who is here, living my life, in my business? Being mentally in your business keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work. Do I know what’s right for me? That is my only business.Starting MONDAY - join me for Monday Mindfulness at Flow Tunbridge Wells to inquire into what loving reality really means, how to live more peacefully with whatever comes up, and for guided meditation. Lovely group, gorgeous studio, great location - and Byron Katie!http://lucylucas.com/who-would-you-be-without-your-story/
(For Byron Katie, the word God means “reality.” Reality is God, because it rules. Anything that’s out of my control, your control, and everyone else’s control—she calls that God’s business.)