The Work of Byron Katie
   




 

The 4 Questions
   
 
Investigate each of your statements on the Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet using the four questions and the turnarounds below. The Work is meditation. It’s about opening to your heart, not about trying to change your thoughts. Ask the questions, then go inside and wait for the deeper answers to surface. Download the Facilitation Guide for helpful sub-questions.

In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and turnarounds. For example, your statement might be “[Name] doesn't listen to me.” Find someone in your life about whom you have had that thought. Then take that statement and put it up against the four questions and turnarounds of The Work.

Step 1 Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)

Step 2 Can you absolutely know that it's true? (Yes or no.)

Step 3 How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

Who would you be without the thought?

Turn the thought around. Then find at least three specific, genuine examples of how each turnaround is true for you in this situation.



 


The Work Essentials

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Dealing with Fear and Terror

The Difference Between The Work and
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Why Can't We Change?

The School: An Account
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MORE INFORMATION

TIME
Four Questions to Inner Peace


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