The Work of Byron Katie
About This Show
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.
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How to Find Unconditional Love in Your Life
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Byron Katie speaks with a woman over Skype whose eldest son died of AIDS 18 years ago. Now she's dealing with her daughter's mental illness. She wakes up thinking, "I'll never see her again." Katie begins by asking her, "Is it true?" "As you meditate on a question," Katie says, "you never know what you're going to find. Do you see your daughter? Is that an image or is it real? Notice the emotions that happen as you witness these images in your mind--as you sit in a dream that seems so real. Knowing the difference between what's real and what is not is maturity. It's like walking out of a movie and noticing that the sun is shining. When you're believing that these images are real, it's so powerful; you can't see the hand in front of you! You have a picture in your head and then you believe a story onto that picture. You make the image real with your mental soundtrack. So you're not even connected with your daughter. And that's why you're so confused and lost; you're disconnected from life as it really is." "That feels really true," the woman says. "I'm not waking up thinking about my daughter--I'm waking up and telling myself a story about my daughter." "And are you doing that thinking, or is it just happening?" asks Katie. "It just happens," says the woman. "Yes. You're not doing it. And it's completely harmless until you believe what you're thinking," Katie says. "I meditate on an image as I question what I'm believing about that image. Until I meet everything with unconditional love, my Work's not done. The only daughter I've ever known is the daughter in my mind. When I can't believe anything negative about her image any longer, then I'm connected with her. I'm fearless." The mind is so powerful that it creates your entire world. --Byron Katie Website: http://www.thework.com Webcasts: http://www.livewithbyronkatie.com Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/theworkofbk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theworkofbyronkatie Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByronKatie © 2018 Byron Katie International. Inc. All rights reserved.