Byron Katie Quotes About Love, Suffering and Forgiveness

 Byron Katie born December 6, 1942, is an American speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as “The Work of Byron Katie” or simply as “The Work”. She founded Byron Katie International, which comprises the School for the Work and Turnaround House in Ojai, California.

60 Byron Katie Quotes

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  1. “Whatever it takes for you to find your freedom, that’s what you’ve lived.”
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2. “Problems can exist only in a past or future.”

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3. “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.”

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4. “Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”

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5. “The teacher you need is the person you’re living with.”

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6. “Life is so simple: We walk; we sit; we lie horizontal. That’s about it. Everything else is a story about what’s going on while we’re doing it.”

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7. “In reality, the pain we feel about a past event is created in the present,”

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8. “You can argue with the way things are. You’ll lose, but only 100% of the time.”

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9. “There is nothing that isn’t true if you believe it; and nothing is true, believe it or not.”

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10. “You’re just suffering from the belief that there’s something missing from your life. In reality, you always have what you need.”

Byron Katie Quotes About Life

11. “Your most intimate relationship is the one you have with your thoughts.”

12. “When you realize that every stressful moment you experience is a gift that points you to your own freedom, life becomes very kind.”

13. “Whatever happens is the best thing that could happen.”

14. “Nothing external can disturb us. We suffer only when we want things to be different from what they are.”

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15. “The nightmare always becomes laughter, once it’s understood.”

16. “Isn’t it marvelous to discover that you’re the one you’ve been waiting for? That you are your own freedom?”

17. “You’re either attaching to your thoughts or inquiring. There’s no other choice.”

18. “And when people die, it’s so wonderful that they never come back to tell you.”

19. “Don’t be careful. You could hurt yourself.”

20. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”

Byron Katie Quotes About Love and Wisdom

21. “The miracle of love comes to you in the presence of the uninterpreted moment. If you are mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.”

22. “Everyone has equal wisdom. It is absolutely equally distributed. No one is wiser than anyone else.”

23. “Nothing comes ahead of its time, and nothing has ever happened that didn’t need to happen.”

24. “Dying is everything they were looking for in life.”

25. “If you realized how beautiful you are, you would fall at your own feet.”

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26. “Seeking comfort, you give yourself discomfort.”

27. “The receiving is the giving. It’s the most genuine thing you can give back. That’s what they wanted to give you in the first place.”

28. “When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your work is done.”

29. “There’s only one thing harder than accepting this, and that is not accepting it.”

30. “A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.”

Byron Katie Quotes About Forgiveness

31. “Forgiveness is discovering that what you thought happened, didn’t.”

32. “The world is your perception of it. Inside and outside always match – they’re reflections of each other. The world is a mirror image of your mind.”

33. “Love the world as your self; then you can care for all things.”

34. “No one outside me can hurt me. That’s not a possibility. It’s only when I believe a story that I get hurt.”

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35. “I cannot need what I don’t have, so I always have everything I need, and everyone does.”

36. “When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.”

37. “With inquiry, every painful story unravels. Freedom is possible in every moment.”

38. “The only way I can be angry at you is when I have thought, said, or done something that is unkind in my own opinion.”

39. “Enlightenment is as close to you as your own most troubling thought.”

40. “The mind’s job is to validate what it thinks.”

Thought-Provoking Byron Katie Quotes

41. “Self-realization is the sweetest thing. It shows us how we are fully responsible for ourselves, and that is where we find our freedom.”

42. “The unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.”

43. “When you think that people should be kind to you, the reverse is true: You should be kind to them and to yourself”

44. “Clarity moves much more efficiently than violence or stress.”

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45. “Forgiveness is just another name for freedom.”

46. “Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

47. “Because if it hurts, it’s your thinking that’s hurting you.”

48. “I already please everyone, and I already have everyone’s approval, though I don’t expect them to realize it yet.”

49. “The most powerful spiritual practice is to hang out with the people who criticize you. You don’t even have to do that physically, since they live right here in your head.”

50. “When you act like a teacher, it’s usually because you’re afraid to be the student.”

Positive Byron Katie Quotes

51. “Everything happens at exactly the right moment.”

52. “We’re all looking for love, in our confusion, until we find our way back to the realization that love is what we already are.”

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53. “To understand our own thinking is to understand all thinking.”

54. “That’s what inquiry is for, to break through stressful mythology. These”

55. “You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”

56. “I suffered from severe depression for over a decade. My condition deteriorated steadily. I was suicidal.”

57. “Our parents, our children, our spouses, and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time.”

58. “Romantic love is the story of how you need another person to complete you. It’s an absolutely insane story. My experience is that I need no one to complete me. As soon as I realize that, everyone completes me.”

59. “Sometimes the concept you’re questioning makes more sense to ask just the second one and not the first one.”

60. “Reality doesn’t wait for your opinion, vote, or permission, sweetheart. It just keeps being what it is and doing what it does.”

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