Sunday, July 20, 2008

Freedom

The following is from Byron Katie, pg. 141 in her book,
A Thousand Names for Joy

"The Master has no mind of her own.
She works with the mind of the people."
(--from Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching: A New English Version,

by Stephen Mitchell)

"Freedom means living in kindness, as kindness. It means never having a moment of fear, anger, or sadness--living totally exposed, as a gift. There's nothing personal in it.

You don't need to let go or understand or forgive. Forgiveness is realizing that what you thought happened didn't. You realize that there was never anything to forgive, and that's what The Work makes evident. It has all just been a misunderstanding within you. When you can see that, someone else has to say, 'Oh, you're so forgiving,' because you wouldn't have a clue yourself. That's true forgiveness."

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