Tonight I am joining Reena’s Exploration Challenge Week 7.
And it is a challenge!
Reena asks that we,
Take any one belief of yours that has ruled your life,
and examine it from the following aspects.
Then answer Byron Katies Four Questions.
So here goes!
The belief that has ruled my life for the last forty years is that
there is God and He is the architect of my life.
He designed me and the plan for my life.
- Is it true?
Yes, I believe it is true.
- Can you absolutely know that it is true?
In my heart, I believe it is absolutely true but in my mind, I sometimes wonder. I think this is part of being human and a work in progress.
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
When life is going along at a steady pace and without major mishaps or problems I am thankful but give little thought to what I believe to be true. Those times when life is not so easy when it is difficult and uncomfortable I find myself turning to the source of my belief and I become calm. I can move from the center of the difficulty or problem to the outside boundary and see it from a larger and more unprejudiced perspective. I can then think more clearly and honestly without exaggerations and fits of temper or self-centeredness.
- Who would you be without that thought?
I would be an anxiety-ridden, angry, self-pitying, self-centered, very sad woman. I can state this without hesitation because I didn’t always believe there was a plan for me and I was that miserable unhappy woman.
So there you have it!
Thanks, Reena, this was a great challenge.