Who would I be without my story of light and dark?

 

Who would I be without my story of light and dark?

When I do this inquiry, I can bring to mind a specific situation where I saw something as dark or light and do inquiry from there. For instance, a situation of illness, loss or confusion (dark), or of clarity, health, getting something I wanted (light).

Underlying beliefs: It’s dark. It’s light. Light is better than dark. It’s dark and that means…. It’s light and that means….

And some Related inquiries:

Who would I be without my story of clarity and confusion?

Who would I be without my story of health and illness?

Who would I be without my story of good and bad?

Who would I be without my story of clarity and confusion?

Who would I be without my story of Sacred and not Sacred?

Who would I be without my story of me and the world?

In each case, I can find underlying assumptions, a specific situation where I had the belief, take it to inquiry, and see what I find.

Some underlying assumptions of the story of clarity and confusion:

It’s clarity. (What I see in Byron Katie, Adyashanti). It’s confusion. (What I experience).

Clarity is better than confusion.

Clarity will give me….

Happiness. Equanimity. Satisfaction. Friends. Health. A good life.

If I didn’t have my story of clarity and confusion, what I am afraid would happen is….

I wouldn’t seek clarity. I would be blind to clarity and confusion. I would be lost. I wouldn’t have a direction in life.

P.S. Thanks Shona for suggesting the initial thought for inquiry!

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