“I can find only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours and God’s. Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our business.”
When I divorced in 1998, and again when I remarried in 2001, I sought ways to accept the realities of my life and all the people who had showed up in it!
Finding Byron Katie’s book, Loving What Is, saved me in more ways than one.
Although I have yet to master the skill, I find that when I can pull back and ask myself about who’s business it is, I can more easily let go of what I think “should” be done.
It is very easy in single parent and stepfamily life to be in other people’s or God business.
Checking yourself and learning more about the three kinds of business can help.
Read below from Byron Katie (she goes by Katie) for her blog: http://www.byronkatie.com/2006/09/whose-business-are-you-minding/
Whose Business Are You In?
Notice when you hurt that you are mentally out of your business. If you’re not sure, stop and ask, “Mentally, whose business am I in?”