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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.
This book is FANTASTIC! She talks throughout, and it feels like a personal mini-conference. It has really helped me understand the internal stories that are running my life and... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mom of 14
I love this book. I hadn't even finished reading the introduction when I experienced the effects of Truth. Read morePublished 6 days ago by rawcat
STARTED TO READ THE BOOK BORING AND TOO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTANDPublished 7 days ago by violet bonneville
A bit difficult to start off with, but stick with it! Now I use her method for EVERYTHING... and it has really changed my perspective on things.Published 8 days ago by Christabelle
I found it difficult to understand her point of view. I am sure she has some value to add, but it didn't work for me.Published 13 days ago by S. Y. Baker