30 Famous Byron Katie Quotes

30 Famous Byron Katie Quotes

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Byron Katie is a motivational speaker and author of self help books. She was born in 1942 in Breckenridge, Texas. She is most famous for her book The Work Of Byron Katie.

“Arguing with reality is like trying to teach a cat to bark—hopeless.”

“Can you absolutely know that it’s true?”

“Defense is the first act of war.”

“Don’t be careful. You could hurt yourself.”

“Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back to you.”

“I could find only three kinds of business in the world—mine, yours, and God’s. Whose business are you in?”

“I don’t let go of concepts—I question them. Then they let go of me.”

“I realized that it’s insane to oppose it. When I argue with reality, I lose—but only 100% of the time. How do I know that the wind should blow? It’s blowing!”

“I use the word inquiry as synonymous with The Work…Inquiry is a way to end confusion and to experience internal peace, even in a world of apparent chaos. Above all else, inquiry is about
“realizing that all the answers we ever need are always available inside us.”

“No one has ever been able to control his thinking, although people may tell the story of how they have. I don’t let go of my thoughts—I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me.”

“Once the mind is met with understanding, it can always find its way home.”

“One day I noticed that I wasn’t breathing—I was being breathed.”

“Personalities don’t love—they want something.”

“Rather than understand the original cause—a thought—we try to change the stressful feelings by looking outside ourselves.”

“Reality is always kinder than the story we tell about it.”

“Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it—that you are it.”

“Spare yourself from seeking love, approval, or appreciation—from anyone. And watch what happens in reality, just for fun.”

“Stories are the untested, uninvestigated theories that tell us what all these things mean. We don’t even realize that they’re just theories.”

“Stress is an alarm clock that lets you know you’ve attached to something not true for you.”

“The last story: God is everything, God is good.”

“The miracle of love comes to us in the presence of the uninterpreted moment.”

“The teacher you need is the person you’re living with.”

“There are no physical problems—only mental ones.”

“Until we know that death is equal to life, we live in fear.”

“We don’t attach to people or to things; we attach to uninvestigated concepts that we believe to be true in the moment.”

“We never make a decision. When the time is right, the decision makes itself.”

“When I am perfectly clear, what is is what I want.”

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”

“You are what exists before all stories. You are what remains when the story is understood.”

“You either believe what you think or you question it. There’s no other choice.”