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“Practice gratitude for all you have, especially for what serves your growth in consciousness. Take moments throughout the day to reflect on the blessings you have received in life that have led to this point. The practice of gratitude tends to instill humility, a condition that is favorable for awakening. It also leads to joy and faith. If you are grateful for what you have, regardless of how little it may seem, more will be given to you, and you will also be more likely to use what you have for noble purposes.”
-James Wood, Ten Paths to Freedom
My mind generates a lot of thoughts about how other people should behave. It doesn’t feel good to believe such thoughts because it is very rare that people do what I think I want them to do :)
What feels good to me is questioning my thinking and breaking (or at least loosening) the attachment to thoughts like: people should be nice, people should be fair, he should understand me, she should like me, I’m not good enough.
Is it true? Is it true?
When I do the Work of Byron Katie, it feels good, something in me says ‘yes!’, sigh of relief, and I want more of it!
What is your experience with inquiry?