I am noticing another shift in my relationship with the Byron Katie inquiry process. It seems to have reached a plateau, and the next step for me seems to be to trust the process even more. Instead of the subtle tendency to jump to an answer, I now need to stay open and allow the answer to come to me – to be with uncertainty and the unexpected. The other aspect is to stay with the insight, to allow it to sink in, instead of going on to the next question right away.
And this trust is really a trust in Existence. Trusting what is. Trusting that seeing what is – as it is – leads to openness. Trusting that we are being held by Existence, in the groundless and spacious.
There is no need to even subtly manipulate or change it (in fact – this subtle manipulation may be exactly that which limits). Instead, there is an invitation to be with uncertainty, with the unknown, with the open space where anything is possible.
And there is another trust here as well. Trusting that going through the process, sincerly but without taking it too seriously, is all that is needed. The process itself provides my mind with the food it needs to continue to process it and unravel whatever is ripe for unravelling. I do the inquiry, trust the process, and let it go.