When I engage in the Byron Katie’s inqury process, it typically leads to an experience/realization of everything being perfect as it is. And this comes first as a series of glimpses through the specific situations I inquire into.
There is a particular combination of an external situation and internal situation, and something is triggered in me. The external situation provides the hook, and the internal – in the form of a belief not aligned with Existence – provides the ring. When I believe a thought, the hook catches the ring. There is a misalignment between the situation and my belief about how it “should” be which leads to contraction and suffering.
I can then identify the thought behind it, ask the four questions and apply the turnaround, and the ring allows itself to dissolve. By applying the turnaround, I realize something new about myself – and I experience myself as whole and in a fuller and richer way. I can see that the particular situation was exactly what I needed to discover this about myself, and find peace and richness through it.
I see that the situation – for instance an interaction or relationship with another person – was perfect for me. And that any situation is perfect for me. As long as I believe in thoughts and don’t inquire into them, I don’t see this and experience suffering. When I inquire and the belief drops away, there is wholeness, richness and joy.
Everything is always perfect as it is. At the same time, there may be a natural wish or impulse for movement and change. And when I see that it is already perfect, this intention and movement comes from a sense of peacefulness and joy.
A footnote: When I believe a thought, I typically want change because of a sense of lack or to avoid suffering. When the belief drops, there is only Existence manifesting. The intention and direction of movement comes from a sense of the perfection already here. It comes from a sense of clarity, connection, fullness and richness, peacefulness and joy. The choices emerge and manifest with no need for doer or doing.