Approval.  The Consolation Prize

Approval. The Consolation Prize

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I heard Byron Katie say that if she had a prayer, it would be, “God save me from the pursuit of love, approval and appreciation.” That got my attention.  She went on to say that the effort we put into getting love, approval, or...
Recovering True Self

Recovering True Self

Photo by James Sutton from Pexels Who do you think you are? When I first heard that question, it didn’t really land as an invitation to consider life’s deeper mysteries.  It felt a lot more like a challenge or a threat. Apparently, I thought I was someone who could...
The Work: How Byron Katie changed my life

The Work: How Byron Katie changed my life

If you had told me 20 years ago The Work of Byron Katie would have changed my life, I wouldn’t have believed you. Nonetheless, it did. Here’s my story. Some personal history Don (not his real name) had been my friend for years. I married his brother’s ex-wife. It was...