Byron Katie and “The Work” of Disbelieving Our Thoughts
If you’ve ever felt too fat, too poor, too tired, too busy, too beaten down, shaken up or tossed inside out, then you know suffering.
You may have noticed that when you stopped to blame your bank account balance, ex-boyfriend and the size of your thighs, things didn’t really change much. If, in spite of all you kind thoughts, good deeds and the very best of intentions, you still find yourself suffering, then lend an ear, pull out a pen and paper, and get ready to do ‘the work with Byron Katie!
In This Interview, You’ll Get A Spiritual Spanking When You Find Out:
- Why any person, every person, can overcome the pain and suffering of their thoughts.
- The simple steps required to overcome our most crippling thoughts.
- How Byron Katie overcame crippling insecurity, stress and depression to achieve global influence as a trusted spiritual leader.
- What separates us from the world and how can we restore our connection to life and to others.
- How can you turn your entire life around by examining your thoughts honestly and without judgement.
- How to use these tools to address your health and body condition.
- This interview is loaded with great stories that will help you question the way you respond to life and crack open the doors to a whole, new opportunity to love yourself, others and life.
- How to lose your fear regarding your health condition.
Byron Katie, 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 she calls The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves—radically shift and their lives are changed forever. Based on Byron Katie’s direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind.
Through this process, anyone can learn to trace unhappiness to its source and deal with it there. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tool to open our minds and set ourselves free.
Byron Katie became severely depressed in her early thirties. For almost a decade she spiraled down into rage, self-loathing, and constant thoughts of suicide. For the last two years she was often unable to leave her bedroom. Then one morning in February 1986, she experienced a life-changing realization. There are various names for an experience like this. Katie calls it “waking up to reality.”