Reader comment on Byron Katie's passage ...
On May 21, 2014 TD wrote:|
This philosophy is neat and clean but out of touch with something fundamental about people. We are relational beings. We need other people to regulate our nervous system, to expand and flourish. In my experience, frustration arises when we project what is true for us unto others. Each person is a macrocosm with its own laws. Approach with openness and curiosity, and the encounter can reveal astounding things about them and ourselves (that's where love, respect and personal growth happens). Approach another macrocosm with our rule book and there will be no resonance. Stress, fear, annoyance, loneliness, anger, hopelessness, etc., etc., ensue. My approach is to go into another's world with nothing but a passport and try to see life through their eyes. It had worked. If everyone did this, the world would be so much safer. If everyone were minding their own business I cannot imagine a feeling of connection, love and joy.
On May 25, 2014 Bill Davis wrote:
Absolutely sound. I would emphasis that our primary relationship is with our Creator, Lord and Master. We were created for relationship with God. From that relationship we are pushed out to others which we learn from God are us too. What is good for them is good for all of us. What is bad from them is bad for all