What if you didn’t have that thought?

Day 43.

Is Byron Katie on your radar? If you were a born worrier – made worse by wine, like myself, Byron Katie is the tonic you need.

Here’s an example of her insight:

What is your most painful, stressful thought that keeps replaying over and over again?

How would your life feel if that thought was gone…would you feel more joyful? More full of energy and connection and laughter? Who would you be without that thought?

I am all over REPLAY .. over and over and over and over and over again. What if I had done this, not done that, said this, confronted that, listened, not listened – argued this, questioned that. And the wine greases the wheels to spin and spin – and feelings such as “I’m to blame”, “This is all my fault”,  “Why did I chose to do that?” .. grief, sorrow, outrage. Painful.

Reading Byron’s quote — what if I DIDN’T have that feeling? Pure liberation.

Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 15.00.00Loving What Is — If you are interested in this take on things, Loving What Is will get you on the right path. I found such peace in reading this. Part of my personal Wine O’Clock time is masking my feelings, and not accepting what is.  Acceptance. Acceptance is also one of the tenants of mindfulness. It’s all about bringing peace to yourself and your mind. Your thoughts are just thoughts. The pain of replay is soothed by guidance from the likes of Byron Katie, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Caroline Myss and Jack Kornfield. Sounds True offers a bountiful array of authors and thinkers — lots of free and very reasonably priced videos, books and podcasts. It is a beautiful place to dip into the waters of peace and loving kindness. Many more names, but a good place to start.

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