“Life is simple.  Everything happens for you, not to you.  Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late.  You don’t have to like it…it’s just easier if you do.”

– Byron Katie

Of all the concepts I’ve encountered in The Work of Byron Katie, this one is truly a struggle for me.

What do you mean, the bad stuff happens for me?  The traffic jam that makes me miss my appointment, the wi-fi crash that keeps me off WordPress, the way December is already kicking my ass (AND IT’S ONLY THE 8th!)…all that’s for me?

It’s a tough pill to swallow, that every single moment is neither good nor bad but simply life’s lesson for me in that instant.  It’s even more jarring to realize I’m the one making this whole thing harder by fighting it.

I guess that’s why it’s called The Work.

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