March 2020 has dropped us into a reality that only a few weeks ago seemed a world away. Now, we are here, in COVID land. How do we challenge our beliefs that cause us great fear and anxiety? The media hype, numerous social media posts, reassuring newsletters and fake news seems to be the order of the day. How do we sift through what is true, and what is not? How do we manage the thoughts that blue tac onto the walls of our mind in a way that sticks and loops into thoughts of anxiety and hopelessness?
Now is the time we go to enquiry. By doing the The Work - Byron Katie's 4 questions and the turnarounds (flip our thought statements around to find different ways of looking at the same reality) we open ourselves to what is really there - reality - no stories, no judgements, no fear, no anxiety - just reality. Byron Katie says: reality is far kinder than our thoughts. I have to say when I do the work on my own situation - she is right!
When we do the work, get clear and we take our next steps borne from the clarity that comes for us. It is now that those of you who have started to learn how to do the work, can see how any disturbance calls us to do the work, to mindfully engage with it in a responsible way that can only empower us, strengthen us and move toward a better way of being in the world, hopefully freer than we were before. Lets consider a very fraught topic area:
"I might die because of others"
1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know its true?
3. How do you react when you believe that thought? (this will be a good one to discuss in our online zoom sessions every Tuesday)
4. Who would you be if you never had that thought?
Find three places in your life where these statements are true or truer. Go very quiet, take your time, wait for things to surface, all of it is welcome. Now write it down. Write the thoughts in response to these questions as a meditation. Bring it to the Zoom on Tuesday. Lets do this together.
Email me for the zoom link or sign up here. We start 7pm this Tuesday March 24th, 2020. See you there.
I am passionate about being the catalyst for change for the better, supporting the greater good to create causes and conditions to benefit everyone down the track.
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