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"Dangerous" Turnarounds and the Power of "Sometimes" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Here are some dangerous thoughts; dangerous for us who believe them, because we may stake our very lives on them and create unnecessary stress, suffering and separation. ... Read on »
"So Don't Do That!" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There's an old Henny Youngman joke that I love: "I said to my doctor, it hurts when I do that [he lifts his arm]; he told me 'So don't do that!'" As a facilitator, my "Do ... Read on »
"But Once...Is Not Enough!" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body There's a post over at my web guru Dawud Miracle's site (a great blog for people doing their own internet marketing) about why email newsletters may be becoming passe. ... Read on »
"Control Isn't Real"—Guest Poet Rev. Phil Bratcher by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I met Rev. Phil Bratcher—a retired minister and therapist from South Carolina and an unapologetic bon vivant —at Byron Katie's School for The Work, where we became fast ... Read on »
"Elderly People Are..."—The Zimmers by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body If we have negative judgments about the elderly, it's because we fear what we don't understand about them...and about us. Here is a short film featuring some ... Read on »
"First, Do No Harm" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The thought, "I can do harm" has, from time to time, made me second guess myself, hold myself back, avoid others. The belief, "They can do harm" keeps me in judgment, s ... Read on »
"No More Secrets" in Seattle, July 26-27 by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body NO MORE SECRETS: Freedom from Shame, Self-hatred and Fear of Criticism Saturday, July 26, 10:00 am—6:00 pm Arlington, WA or Sunday, July 27, 10:00 am—6:00 pm ... Read on »
"The Secret" on Byron Katie's Blog by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body My friend Susan wrote to Katie several weeks ago about The Secret. Her letter, Katie's response, Stephen Mitchell's response, and more than 150 responses and still countin ... Read on »
"We are the spoiled grandchildren of Ramana Maharshi." —Pamela Wilson by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Dear Friends, Ramana is beloved to many of us who came to The Work of Byron Katie from the practice of satsang. I hope you will enjoy this beautiful video of our spir ... Read on »
"We'll Just Set Aboot Ye" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body John Smeaton is the Scottish airport baggage handler who was involved in thwarting the recent terror attack at the Glasgow airport. A friend who was born in Scotland sen ... Read on »
"You're Soaking in It" by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body In case, dear reader, you are not as ancient as I, here's a synopsis of a series of old TV commercials for Palmolive brand dishwashing liquid. These ads featured "Madge ... Read on »
10 Ways We Make The Work into Too Much Work by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Byron Katie is fond of saying, "I don't call it The Work for nothing," meaning The Work works best when we put in some effort to see things differently...and if we are willi ... Read on »
5 Ways to Misery by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body You may also enjoy visiting our main website, http://www.clearlifesolutions.com Read on »
A Happy New Year Within Reach by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Dear Friends, In honor of this holiday season, I want to share with you some words that touched me today from, of all things, a website advertising a recovery event in th ... Read on »
A Katie-ism and Your Response Is...? by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Byron Katie has said, "I haven't met an angry person in 22 years." How is that possible? Why would she say that? Discuss in the comments. You may also enjoy visiti ... Read on »
A Mind Like a Sticky Trap by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Unlike the overpriced aeries of many other cliff-dwelling New Yorkers of my acquaintance, my small one-bedroom apartment in a non-luxury building had been blissfully free ... Read on »
A Passover Story, Investigated by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I'm at home and by myself for Passover this year, sneezing, coughing and with a raging headache. Sometimes when I'm alone on holidays, I try to put together some sort of c ... Read on »
A Perfect Universe: The Tao of Desiderata by ClearLifeCarol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. When I was a teenager, nearly every sensitive kid I knew had a parc ... Read on »