The Work of Byron Katie is a fresh, original and innovative approach to identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause fear, violence, depression, frustration, and suffering. When we see a world in crisis, are we seeing something we need to face and understand and serve, or are we just projecting our story onto the unknowable mystery of existence?
According to Katie, “the crises and even the apocalypse that we might think we see coming are happening right now in each of us individually, in our minds.”
Thus, she says, “the end isn’t near — it’s right here! The beginning is here too. There’s no proof that a past or future ever existed, that they aren’t just in our head. And with no past and no future, this, here, now, is the beginning and the end.” So she points to the opportunity to allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature, and, in the words of the title of her bestselling book, we can relax into “Loving What Is.”
In this dialog, Terry will do The Work with Katie in relation to the core question he asks all his guests about how spirituality can help us rise to meet the challenges of our world in crisis, and they will discuss what emerges from that process.
About Byron Katie
Byron Katie says that she has one job: to teach people how to stop suffering. And when people engage Katie, their lives often change.
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year fall into depression, anger, and addiction, Byron Katie woke up one morning and realized that all suffering comes from believing our thoughts. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple but powerful method of inquiry is called The Work. And it has reached across the country, through her bestselling book, Loving What Is, and through her appearances in Time magazine and on Oprah.
The Work consists of four simple questions and a turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you Work with a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions around the world for more than twenty years. Her free public events, weekend workshops, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.
Byron Katie’s six books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, and A Thousand Names for Joy.
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