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My Parents Are Interesting

I did The Work with my students yesterday. During a journal writing assignment about parents, Trevor came up with the thought, “My parents are not interesting.” He shared that he felt frustration with this thought. I did popcorn inquiry with the entire class. When we got to the turnaround, “My parents ARE interesting.” Sweet Trevor…

Your suffering is….

Your suffering is never caused by the person you’re blaming

Getting Free of My Stories

Dear Katie, Just over a year ago you generously help me attend The School (March 2013).  The School and continued Work, have been life-changing experiences, for which I am eternally grateful.  I’ve dealt with issues that had defined my life for far too long (sister’s death, Rwanda genocide) and it’s been incredible to release the…

Life after the School

I would love to share with you, especially since some of you are personally part of my journey to my homecoming by being available to work with me, what I answered for the School Reunion Webcast and what has changed for me: Life with my 6 yr. old daughter has become much more peaceful. I…

I don’t believe…

I don’t believe anything I think.

Epictetus

Stephen is always looking for precursors to The Work. He wanted to share the following with you: Here are two passages from Epictetus, a Greek philosopher who lived from 55 to 135 CE. He was born a slave, but with the permission of his wealthy owner was able to study philosophy, for which he had…

Summer Camp for The Work

In the fall of 2013 Linda D. and her eleven-year-old daughter Kate flew from Denver to Austin to see Katie. As the event was ending, Katie motioned to Kate, who then ran onto the stage and they walked off stage together. Linda soon found them sitting on a couch backstage, Katie’s arm around Kate as…

The World Is…

The world is what you believe it to be, and it changes as you change.

We have the power…

We have the power to be happy under all circumstances

Fear is Always…

Fear is always a case of mistaken identity

There’s nothing more…

There’s nothing more exciting than peace

I am not…

  I am not what I believed me to be, and neither is anyone else.

Because I don’t…

Because I don’t believe my thoughts, sadness doesn’t exist.

All sadness is…

  All sadness is a tantrum

Nothing Happens Ahead…

Nothing happens ahead of its time, and what needs to happen always happens.

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