Wow it's been a long week, and it's only Thursday! Well technically Friday since it's now 1217am. I am right now in a hotel east of Dallas with my best friend Daline, because tomorrow we are going to a workshop for Byron Katie, Founder of The Work - at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Counseling's Murphy Day - here's the link. She also has a new book out, Who Would You Be Without Your Story. Here's an excerpt from the Murphy Day website:
Byron Katie, internationally known author and founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry called The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves— radically shift and their lives are changed forever. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that our problems originate in our thinking: she gives us the tools to open our minds and set ourselves free. You will leave her workshop with these very practical tools and the process for working with clients to effectively assist them in modifying their belief systems.
Daline participated in her 9-day "School for the Work" in LA which she said was just life-transforming and amazing. So it's awesome to be able to share this day tomorrow with her here! There are several videos of Byron Katie in action on her website. I haven't read her book but watched some of the videos and it's quite profound and seems very useful in terms of accepting the way things are - whether cancer, death of a loved one, tragedy, loss, relationship issues, money woes and other things in life.
So... my boyfriend Doug is now back in Houston! He came back unexpectedly a week earlier than planaed due to some weather in the Gulf. I picked him up from the airport and it was so awesome to see him. Then we sat in traffic for hours trying to get him home... which we finally did and then Daline and I started the drive to where we are now... So I only got to see him for a couple hours! However he's back home now for about a month probably so I'll get to see him soon! I'll be back tomorrow night.
I have now officially finished decent drafts of 5 chapters of my book.