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An Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie

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A graphic introduction to The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world.

Byron Katie founded The Work after experiencing severe depression during her early thirties in 1986. After experiencing a life-altering realization in which she accepted that it was her beliefs about the world that had caused her suffering rather than the surrounding world. She created a process which led her to question the thoughts she had about the world. This process of self-inquiry woke up with Katie, as her, the morning of her life-changing realization. Ever since, Katie has been teaching others her method of self-inquiry at free public events,in prisons, hospitals, schools and at workshops.

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An Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie

  1. 1. The Work is a SIMPLE YET POWERFUL METHOD OF TURNING YOUR LIFE AROUND. A S P I R I T U A L I N N O V A T O R F O R T H E N E W M I L L E N I U M — T I M E M A G A Z I N E An Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie P.O. Box 1206, Ojai, CA 93024, USA “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet. The Work acts like a razor-sharp sword that cuts through that illusion and enables you to know for yourself the timeless essence of your being.” — Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now This booklet includes some excerpts from Loving What Is, which is available wherever books are sold, and through thework.com. The Work of Byron Katie A n I n t r o d u c t i o n FREE The Four Questions and the Turnarounds
  2. 2. Have a thought that won’t let go?
  3. 3. Write the thought down in a short, simple sentence. Example: They don’t care about me.
  4. 4. Now, remember a time and place when you were thinking this thought.
  5. 5. While imagining yourself back in that moment, slowly answer the four questions and find turnarounds. 4Q
  6. 6. 4Q Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you. Yes | No Example: They don’t care about me. 1. Is it true? If no, move to 3.
  7. 7. Example: They don’t care about me. 2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? Example: They don’t care about me. 2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? 4Q Yes | No Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you.
  8. 8. Example: They don’t care about me. 3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought? 4Q Angry Stressed Hurt Silent Teary Resentful Violent Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you.
  9. 9. Example: They don’t care about me. 4. Who would you be without the thought? 4Q Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you. Open Present Free Kind Loving Clear
  10. 10. Example: They don’t care about me. Now turn the thought around, to see what might be as true, or truer.
  11. 11. Example: They don’t care about me. I don’t care about me. Find three examples of how this could be just as true, or truer. Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you. TA
  12. 12. Example: They don’t care about me. I don’t care about them. Find three examples of how this could be just as true, or truer. TA Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you.
  13. 13. Example: They don’t care about me. They do care about me. Find three examples of how this could be just as true, or truer. TA Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you.
  14. 14. Example: They don’t care about me. A turnaround to consider: They love me. (Really? How can that be true?) Find three examples of how this could be just as true, or truer. TA Silently, with eyes closed, witness the situation as the answers reveal themselves to you.
  15. 15. Get worksheets and other resources. thework.com

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