What is The Work™ of Byron Katie?
The Work of Byron Katie is a powerful inquiry that teaches you to identify and question stressful thoughts that hold you back. It allows you to see your life from a new perspective.
People who do The Work™, frequently encounter life changing behaviors and may experience:
- Increased clarity.
- More peace and energy.
- Richer, deeper relationships.
- Decreased anger.
- Reduced stress.
Would you like to make significant changes to your life?
Through doing The Work on a daily basis, you can question thoughts you’ve believed for years. It’s a simple, deep process where you may transform your life in ways that you could never imagine.
The Work™ is four questions:
- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without that thought?
After you answer these questions, turn the stressful thought around to the opposite, self and other. Find three genuine, specific examples of how the turnaround is as true or truer than your original statement.
You may feel alone in your thoughts. How could anyone else believe the same thoughts? Yet, with The Work, you discover there are Universal Beliefs shared by many people. You are not alone!
Some of these Universal Beliefs, which may be your thoughts, include:
- People should listen to me.
- There is too much to do.
- I need more money.
- My body should be healthier.
- My partner should appreciate me.
Through identifying stressful thoughts on a Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet and questioning them, you may begin to experience life in a different way. New possibilities in your life may occur through taking thoughts to Inquiry.
“The world is perfect. As you question your mind, this becomes more and more obvious.
Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes.
A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.
It can never be fooled into believing that there is one speck out of order.”
For more information about Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is, and resources on The Work (downloadable files, CDs, DVDs, books, and videos), please visit thework.com.