• “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.”


  • “As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.”

    Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life


  • “A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”
    Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life


  • “Don’t believe every thing you think.”


  • “How do you react when you think you need people’s love? Do you become a slave for their approval? Do you live an inauthentic life because you can’t bear the thought that they might disapprove of you? Do you try to figure out how they would like you to be, and then try to become that, like a chameleon? In fact, you never really get their love. You turn into someone you aren’t, and then when they say “I love you,” you can’t believe it, because they’re loving a facade. They’re loving someone who doesn’t even exist, the person you’re pretending to be. It’s difficult to seek other people’s love. It’s deadly. In seeking it, you lose what is genuine. This is the prison we create for ourselves as we seek what we already have.”


  • “Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them” 


  • “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.”


  • “If you put your hand into a fire, does anyone have to tell you to move it? Do you have to decide? No: When your hand starts to burn, it moves. You don’t have to direct it; the hand moves itself. In the same way, once you understand, through inquiry, that an untrue thought causes suffering, you move away from it.”


  • “Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it—that you are it.”


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



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


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



  • “Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to change the world so that they can be happy. This hasn’t ever worked, because it approaches the problem backward. What The Work gives us is a way to change the projector—mind—rather than the projected. It’s like when there’s a piece of lint on a projector’s lens. We think there’s a flaw on the screen, and we try to change this person and that person, whomever the flaw appears on next. But it’s futile to try to change the projected images. Once we realize where the lint is, we can clear the lens itself. This is the end of suffering, and the beginning of a little joy in paradise.”


  • “An unquestioned mind is the world of suffering.” 


  • “It is easy to be swept away by some overwhelming feeling, so it’s helpful to remember that any stressful feeling is like a compassionate alarm clock that says, “You’re caught in the dream.” Depression, pain, and fear are gifts that say, “Sweetheart, take a look at your thinking right now. You’re living in a story that isn’t true for you.” ― Byron Katie, Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life


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


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


  • “The reason I love rules and plans and religions is that people feel safe in them for a while. And, personally, I don’t have any rules. I don’t need them. There’s a sense of order that goes on all the time as things move and change, and I am that harmony, and so are you. Not knowing is the only way to understand… Meanings, rules, the whole world of right and wrong, are secondary at best. I understand how some people think they need to live by rules…It’s very frightening for them to watch the world unfolding in apparent chaos and not realize that the chaos itself is God in his infinite intelligence.” ― Byron Katie, A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are


  • “Every problem perceived to be ‘out there’ is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking.” 


  • “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.” 




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


(Thanks to Sheila for reminding me of this amazing author)

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Trina Graves says:

    Wonderful quotes, thank you for sharing Amira ❤

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed them Trina!!! ❤

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  2. Thank you for finding these and sharing them, Amira! And I caught your word of thanks to me at the end too! Hehe! Fun! 😉

    There are so many deep and meaningful quotes here. Some I had not read before.

    Byron Katie is an incredible teacher. Her heart really shines through! ❤️🦋🌀


    1. I am so glad you saw my thanks to you for inspiring me! I had a lot of fun searching for her quotes, and brought me much insight. I really like her philosophy and teachings, and she is so down to earth… Thank you Sheila!!! ❤

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      1. You are so welcome, Amira! I had a guru in 2007, who taught me much of Byron Katie’s The Work. He has since passed, but you might enjoy his teachings via YouTube. He worked with Byron Katie personally, so his teachings are an offshoot:

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        1. Thank you soooooooooooo much dear friend! I will surely explore his teachings. This is awesome!🙏 ❤ Sending love and light your way, in gratitude, Amira ❤

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          1. Wonderful! I can’t wait to hear what you think! 😉🥰

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  3. This one, “Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them” really sums up what my Take It Upon Yourself blog and book is all about. It’s foundational. ❤️🦋🌀

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    1. That is so true dear Sheila! I have to go deeper into your blog, sometimes I find it hard to keep up with all the blogs, but I really enjoy the depth of your posts and your perspective of oneness. I was about to search the song you mentioned in your blog ‘Everything Is One Thing’. I might want to share it in my blog as well. Thank you for the inspiration that you are, thank you for your Light! ❤

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      1. Oh! Amira, you touched my heart with this one! Tears of joy!

        My husband and I were just talking about finding a way to go visit Shelley Morningsong and Fabian Fontenelle (singer/songwriter of Everything Is One Thing). Yes, sharing is caring. 🥰

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        1. Wow! How amazing is that! I am in awe at the synchronicities that unfold when we are in tune… Thank you for telling me this. It’s always a confirmation! ❤

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  4. LindaP says:

    Wonderful quotes! Many of them are true to my heart! Thanks Amira. Love Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, I found I resonated with them as well! It was perfect timing when Sheila reminded me of her work.
      Much love back to you, Amira ❤


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