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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 could change your life because it changes the way you think!
Most importantly, Ms. Katie's "Work" shows us how to use the power of acceptance to reclaim a position of authority in our own emotional lives.
Now I look for things to do the work on because it keeps getting better all the time!!!!!
How did I get stuck reading (and paying for) these inelegant and unfounded musings? Byron, Katie, sugar, sweetheart, or whatever she likes to go by, has a few parallel observations... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Freddie B
Walking through the work is sometimes painful and scary but the results are life changingPublished 6 days ago by Sharron Pendergrass
I absolutely love this book. Basically - in any area of your life, where there is 'unrest'....to ask the 4 simple questions, Byron Katie suggests - will help cut through the 'fog'... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I like the book, but things are more effective for me when I don't have to stop and do an "exercise" I wish It could be read straight through easier with suggested... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Cade