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Known simply as "The Work," Byron Katie's methods are clean and straightforward. The basis is a series of four questions addressed to your own lists of written assumptions. Whether you're angry with your boss, frustrated with your teen's behavior, or appalled at the state of the world's environment, Katie suggests you write down your most honest thoughts on the matter, and then begin the examination. Starting with, "Is it true?" and continuing with explorations of "Who would you be without that thought?" this method allows you to get through unhelpful preconceptions and find peace. An integral part of the process is "turning the thought around," and at first this can seem like you're simply blaming yourself for everything. Push a little harder, and you'll find a very responsible acceptance of reality, beyond questions of fault and blame.
The book is filled with examples of folks applying The Work to a variety of life situations, and reading other's examples gets the idea across pretty clearly; chances are you'll find your own frustrations echoed on the pages a few times. Many chapters are divided into specific topics, such as couples, money, addictions, and self-judgments, with one chapter devoted to exploring the method with children.
Questioning your own authority is never an easy process, but it seems well worth the potential rewards--stress-free choices, peace, and affection for those closest to you. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Life changing book - Am only part way through, but I LOOOOOVE this concept and the teachings herein. Highly, highly recommend. Everyone should have a copy of this book.Published 19 days ago by S. Johnson
The best book I have ever read. If you want to enjoy life to it's fullest buy this book and apply it's wisdom. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason C Camp
If we could all learn to practice and learn what Katie is teaching, we would find ourselves in a better world. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrea Shishakly
Ask the question of yourself, what is my belief system and is it really true. This book will help you to discover new insights and beliefs about yourself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by CathyChamberlin
The person who was repeatedly sexually abused at 9 years old and then as an adult managed to turn the issue around to I'm abusing myself (with thoughts) doesn't quite work for me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by thelmablue