“Don’t Believe Everything You Think.”

25 Life-Changing Quotes From Byron Katie

Pathless Pilgrim
4 min readApr 25, 2022
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Byron Katie is a world-renowned teacher and inspirational speaker whose words have brought insight and transformation into the lives of countless people around the world.

After decades of suffering from stress, depression and mental illness, Katie ended up in a halfway house, raging at the world and hating her life. One morning, she was awakened by a cockroach crawling over her foot. In that moment everything fell away — her thoughts, her ideas, everything she believed she knew , her very idea of ‘self’— and she experienced a transcendental clarity and freedom for the first time in her life.

Her whole being was infused with peace, joy and love.

Her life has never been the same since and she now tours the world helping other people to get free of their own limiting thoughts and beliefs. She teaches through a form of deep self-inquiry which she calls ‘The Work’.

Here, I’ve shared some of Byron Katie’s teachings, in the form of twenty-five quotes. Some of the ideas and concepts, although simple, are quite challenging in their ramifications, but I share them in the hope that you find some of them helpful in your own life. Enjoy.

“Don’t Believe Everything You Think.”

“The miracle of love comes to you in the presence of the uninterpreted moment. If you are mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.”

“We’re all looking for love, in our confusion, until we find our way back to the realization that love is what we already are.”

“In reality, the pain we feel about a past event is created in the present.”

“I am a lover of what is, not because I’m a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.”

“Thinking that people are supposed to do or be…



Pathless Pilgrim

Many things to many people... A complete enigma to myself.