The voice within is what I honour. It’s what I’m married to. This life doesn’t belong to me. The voice says, “Brush your teeth.” Okay. I don’t know what for, I just move on through. It says, “Walk.” Okay. I just keep moving. Someone says, “Will you come do The Work with us?” Okay. I’m just following orders. The beautiful thing about this is that it’s fun. If I don’t follow the order, it’s okay too. This is a game about where it will take me if I do follow.
For forty three years I was at war in the story. And then one day, in a moment of clarity, I found my way back home. And that’s what inquiry is all about. It comes from source, and it returns to source. It’s such a gift. I was always merging into my stories, into my insanity. And then, one day, when I heard “Brush your teeth,” it started coming back, and there was a receiver. And it opened, like a womb. It opened into that allowing into the mystery. Each moment – new! “Brush your teeth.” It doesn’t sound very spiritual to me, but that’s all it said. “Walk.” It just opens and it becomes more of a listener. All marriage is nothing more than a metaphor of that marriage. And if I don’t follow, if I tell it, “Later,” I don’t feel very comfortable. And then I come back and I brush my teeth. It becomes a thing that’s timeless, because when you’re opening to that, there’s no time and space in it. It’s just a “Yes. Yes. Yes.” That’s why I say, “Boundaries are an act of selfishness.” I don’t have any. When it says, “Jump,” I jump. Because where I jump, I have nothing to lose. There’s nothing more fun than following such an insane thing and saying “Yes” to it. You don’t have anything to lose. You’re dead already. You can afford to be a fool.
~ Quotations from Byron Katie ~