Byron Katie Quotes

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.

Just keep coming home to yourself, you are the one who you’ve been waiting for.

People try so hard to let go of their negative behaviors and thoughts, and it doesn’t work, or it works only for a short time. I didn’t let go of my negative thoughts; I questioned them, and then they let go of me, and so did my addictions and depression.

It’s not what happens in life that bothers us. It’s what we’re believing about it that bothers us.

Fear has only two causes: the thought of losing what you have or the thought of not getting what you want.

The only difference between heaven and hell is believing a thought.

The world is what you believe it to be, and it changes as you change.

Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons.

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you.

Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.

Stress is an alarm clock that lets you know you’re attached to something not true for you.

The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.

It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine

Any thought of discomfort or stress is an alarm that lets you know you’re believing an untrue thought

You can’t have an up without a down. You can’t have a left without a right. This is duality. If you have a problem, you must already have the solution. The question is, do you really want the solution, or do you want to perpetuate the problem?

We do not mature through age. We mature in awareness.

I can find only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours and God’s. Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our business. When I think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself,” I am in your business. When I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war, or when I will die, I am in God’s business. If I am mentally in your business or in God’s business, the effect is separation.

Pay close attention to the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness.

Nothing belongs to me. Everything comes and goes. Serenity is an open door.

We are never really in control. We just think we are when things happen to be going our way.

I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment.

I love what I think, and I’m never tempted to believe it. Thoughts are like the wind or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling. They’re not personal, they don’t belong to us, they just come and go. When they’re met with understanding, they’re friends.

If your happiness depends on your children being happy, that makes them your hostages. So stay out of their business, stop using them for your happiness, and be your own happiness. And that way you are the teacher for your children: someone who knows how to live a happy life.


We never make a decision. When the
time is right, the decision makes itself.

Bottom line is, if someone says something about me and it upsets me, it’s true.