The Work of Byron Katie
   




 

About The Work
 
 
The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity.

The Work Process

 

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Fill out the Judge-Your-Neighbor-Worksheet
Ask the 4 questions Find the Turnarounds
Fill out the Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet Ask the Four Questions Find the Turnarounds



People who do The Work as an ongoing practice commonly report:

  • Alleviation of depression: Find resolution, even happiness, in situations that were once debilitating.
  • Decreased stress: Learn how to live with less anxiety or fear.
  • Improved relationships: Experience deeper connection and intimacy with your partner, your parents, your children, your friends, and yourself.
  • Reduced anger: Understand what makes you angry and resentful, and become less reactive, less often, with less intensity.
  • Increased mental clarity: Live and work more intelligently and effectively, with integrity.
  • More energy: Experience a new sense of ongoing vigor and well-being.
  • More peace: Discover how to become “a lover of what is.”


 
The Work

"I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn't believe them, I didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment. That joy is in everyone, always."Byron Katie

The Work

"I heard about The Work from my dad on a summer trip home in 2012. At that time I dismissed what he said as 'more of the same twisted thinking that got me into and kept me in this abusive marital relationship in the first place.' Later, in summer 2013, a life coach quickly identified the horrid mess my life was in and told me to: "Do The Work!" Desperate for things to change, I immediately began watching videos on YouTube and using other online thework.com resources. Since then my life has been excitingly and unexpectedly turning around!" – S.P.

 

From Katie's Blog

Inquiry—I Hate My Husband...

Video: The Work in Prison

Inquiry—Terrorism and The Work

A Valentine's Story

Whose Business Are You In?

A Letter from Walter Reed

Live Now: Just Do the Dishes!

Dealing with Fear and Terror

The Difference Between The Work and
The Secret

Video: Racial Prejudice Makes Me Angry

Why Can't We Change?

The School: An Account
by Richard Lawrence Cohen

 

MORE INFORMATION

TIME
Four Questions to Inner Peace


HUFFINGTON POST
Stephan Spencer:
Byron Katie Just Wants You to
Be Happy


OPRAH.COM
Testing The Work of Byron Katie


OPRAH.COM
Webcast:
Byron Katie on Oprah's Soul Series


OPRAH.COM
Byron Katie's Four Questions


FROM REALIZATION.ORG
An Interview with Byron Katie


LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
Ready to Get to Work?
Bring it On!


LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
Jane Lynch and Byron Katie do The Work.


AMAZON.COM
Byron Katie Author Page


WIKIQUOTES
Quotes from Byron Katie

 

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