A young woman states “I’m devastated because my father is dead.” Byron Katie asks her “How do you react when you believe that thought?”
Woman: When I believe that thought, I feel sick, I imagine his pain, I feel powerless.
BK: Where does your father live now?
Woman: In my mind.
BK: Where did he live before he died? Same place.
Together, they investigate thoughts like “I want him to be alive,” “He should be at peace,” “He’s gone forever,” and “He’s the provider.”
If you go slow and meditate on what you’ve written on your Worksheet, one beloved assumption at a time, what answers these questions will wake you up. —Byron Katie