The Art of Self-Inquiry with Byron Katie

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Themes: Self Inquiry, Ego, Liberation, Awareness, Mental Health, Spirituality

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This week I’m SO excited to be joined by a trailblazer and icon whose work has deeply impacted my life: Byron Katie. Tune in to discover the powerful method of inquiry born directly out of Byron Katie’s experience that allows you to release yourself from suffering and access the wisdom that always exists within you.

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. 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 yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

Byron Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, now in a revised edition, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.

Discover:

  • Four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light
  • A powerful way to handle and reframe criticism
  • A simple tool to identify the cause of your stress and suffering
  • The profound freedom that comes with questioning and turning around your thoughts

00:00 Intro

00:56 What is “The Work”?

03:48 The four questions

09:05 Ego

13:54 Is it true?

22:19 The world is divided

24:58 Stop thinking

32:07 Self-realization, until it’s lived, has no power

34:12 It’s all perfect

36:04 Defensiveness

39:25 Judge your neighbor worksheet

50:46 Turning around your thoughts

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