Byron Katie: There is nothing more exciting than peace

“There is nothing more exciting than peace.”

What does that mean to you?

– Byron Katie

There are two parts to this.

WHAT IS PEACE?

It’s when I notice and allow what’s here, and notice it’s already allowed. It’s when I genuinely befriend the content of my experience, and especially any parts of me reacting to something in my experience.

WHY IS IT EXCITING?

When I am at peace with what is here, I am more receptive. I can discover more about what’s here and the different ways to see it. I am less distracted by the drama of fighting with what’s here.

Lack of peace means I am struggling with what’s here. It means I am caught up in stressful stories. And that limits my perception. It limits what I can see and discover and my options. I narrow my world.

Peace opens up my world, and struggle narrows it.

Peace is more genuinely rich than struggle.

That’s one reason nothing is more exciting than peace.

Also, allowing and finding curiosity about what’s here feels more alive. There is an excitement in that aliveness.

ONLY HAPPENS HERE AND NOW

This is an ongoing exploration.

And it only happens here and now. Any idea of it happening in the past or future is an idea. It’s a pointer for allowing it to happen here and now.

It’s inherently new and fresh and new things will always open up.

DRAFT….

For me, there are two parts to this.

What is peace? When I notice and allow what’s here as it is, and befriend it and notice its nature rather than fight with it (act on it, react to it, struggle with it).

Why is it exciting? Because it’s open. It allows for an open exploration. It allows me to discover something new. The struggle is limited because it comes from a particular stance and viewpoint. It comes from and creates a limited perception and range of choices. Peace is more open and allows a much wider variety and range of perceptions, choices, and responses.

Also, allowing and finding curiosity about what’s here feels more alive. There is an excitement in that aliveness.

…..

This is an ongoing exploration. It’s new and fresh here and now.

And new things will always open up.

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