Reader comment on Byron Katie's passage ...
On May 16, 2014 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:|
Good advice. When we stay focused on Self (and not in a selfish way) we can become more aware of how our own attitude & actions impact others. We can be mindful of how we interact. this makes all the difference. As no one can read our minds, we cannot read anyone else's either. Staying in our own business helps prevent a lot of heartache and misunderstanding. For example, we might think that someone is not making time for us because they don't care when in reality they just may simply be overwhelmed with care taking responsibilities in their own lives. If all of us took care of our own business rather than getting into someone else's the world would be a more calm place & probably a lot more productive too :). I think the awareness comes from asking the questions in the moment just as you've suggested. Who's life am I living and focused on right now? Also, when we try to live another's life we are taking away their potential power and empowerment. Best wishes everyone for living YOUR life. :) HUG