What could be more reasonable than wanting your mother to honor and respect your values? The answer comes from an unanticipated direction when a woman stops to investigate the pain and suffering her wish has cost her. Byron Katie, who facilitates a method of self-inquiry called The Work, asks her client how it feels when believing the thought that mothers should respect their daughters' values. "Awful," replies the woman. "And does it work?" asks Katie. "No," she replies. Ironically, the client soon finds that the opposite of what she wanted is closer to her heart and is the thing that makes the most sense to her.