Byron Katie teaches that there are, ultimately, only three types of business in this world: mine, yours, and God’s (please insert whatever term feels right to you for here). She also teaches that much of our stress comes from mentally living in some place other than our own business.*
And I have also witnessed great power within community when the three types of business overlap in a functional way. When we come together, with healthy boundaries and a mutual desire to do good—whether it’s supporting someone when she’s down or healing an entire ecosystem—magic happens. If you stay in that clear, central space as a team long enough, your enlivened vision invites other unseen energies to join you.
My wish for you is that you feel the touch of magical unseen forces in your work from time to time. I have no idea what that would look like for you, because that would be your business. But I hope that you feel something as wonderful to you as my faith feels to me.
It is also my sincere wish that you (and I) choose to occupy that space where functional team work and magic happen.
In Truth & With Love,
* If you are not familiar with Byron Katie or her view on the three kinds of business, you can read about it here. Scroll to page 7 of her little book and start with “Staying in Your Own Business.” (I actually recommend the whole little book if you have time!)
** This blog was originally published on February 5, 2014.