Thoughts v Feelings

Loving What Is – Byron Katie:

The concept around thoughts v feelings is one I’d love to share with you.  I’ve only just started reading the book Loving What Is by Byron Katie and, even though Kindle says I’m only 9% of the way through, I’ve still got to write about it.  

I’ve come across the concept that our thoughts cause our feelings before.  It makes sense to me.  We know that we can be really happy and then think about a sad story on the news and suddenly our mood has switched completely.

The idea that our feelings are an alarm clock to alert us to the direction our thoughts have taken is one that I think is really useful.  Once we know this we have a choice.

  • Do we get up and take action? – changing our thoughts and therefore our feelings
  • Do we hit the snooze button and stay with the direction our thoughts have taken?

Just as with getting up in the mornings the choice, and the consequences, are ours to own.

Take a moment now:

  • What are you thinking about?
  • How are you feeling?
  • Do you want to feel this way?
  • Do you want to change your thoughts?

I’m sure there’s going to be a lot more valuable information in this book.  Click here for more wisdom from Byron Katie.


About Clare Wildman

Life coaching from Lincolnshire. Having moved from Milton Keynes I'm now based between Boston and New York, in the UK. Looking forward to welcoming clients to the new coaching room and having the option for walking as we talk or taking advantage of sunny days in the garden.