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Life is Simple…

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do. Xoxo bk Join me at the schoolforthework.com

Every Time…

Every time your mind shifts, your world shifts – Byron Katie   For more information, visit thework.com

Alanis Morissette and Byron Katie: Discovering Freedom through Inquiry

Join me as Alanis Morissette and I discuss discovering freedom through inquiry—freedom from the ego, from pain, from our stories. (To listen, click here or the image above.)   Free worksheet mentioned in the podcast by Byron Katie For upcoming event information, click here. In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over…

Byron Katie Quote

“Dear bk, My favorite quote of yours is one I never see anywhere — it’s one you say at the end of the School: ‘move without resistance toward the kindest thought involved with action.’ I’ve made it my mantra for living! Life without stressful thoughts: so simple — so beautiful. — PW   For more…

Podcast: Is it Crazy to be Fearful?

To listen on iTunes, click here. Aaron Alexander of Align Podcast spends an hour with Byron Katie. As a result of feeling unsafe, insecure, and alone, Aaron has developed a strong social media presence to create support, network, and community for these issues. “When people are struggling,” Katie says, “inquiry is a place they can…

Two Inquiry Phone Wallpapers

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Podcast: Filling in a Worksheet as a Meditation

Also available on iTunes, click here to listen.   Byron Katie guides you through meditation on the Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet. First she helps you recall a specific situation when you were upset with someone. “Find a situation when you were frustrated, angry, or hurt with someone. Get in touch with the emotion and name it. Then…

Podcast: The Solution to the Problem is You

Also available on iTunes, here.   Roger Nairn of “The Solution Podcast” interviews Byron Katie. He begins by asking, “What was it that you saw in the world that needed a solution?” “My life was filled with depression, and I didn’t have an answer,” Katie says. “Then there was a moment when the answer just…

Podcast: No One Can Wrong Me—The Work of Byron Katie

To listen on iTunes, click here.   At the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, a woman from the audience says she was verbally attacked and blamed by her classroom teacher. Byron Katie guides her through The Work, beginning with the thought “My teacher is blaming me.” “When emotions arise and you experience anxiety, depression,…

Podcast: No One Can Hurt Me, That’s My Job—The Work of Byron Katie

  Byron Katie expands on the statement “No one can hurt me; that’s my job” for an audience member at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. The man, the son of a Holocaust survivor, questions how this viewpoint could apply to victims of violent crime, war, and hate. “There are a lot of people being hurt…

Interview: Byron Katie Wants You to Ask if Everything You Know is Wrong

Can you be both a bestselling author and a radical spiritual teacher? Apparently so in the case of Byron Katie, whose new book asks readers to question fundamental assumptions. There are basically two types of spiritual writers. The first are the “skeptic guides”: relatable stand-ins for the reader, like Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love…

Podcast: Awakening to Joy–Interview with Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

To listen on iTunes, click here. In this in-depth conversation with Jonathan Fields of goodlifeproject.com, Byron Katie is joined by her husband, Stephen Mitchell. Together they explore her journey and dive into their newest collaboration, A Mind at Home with Itself, which is based on one of the greatest spiritual texts, The Diamond Sutra. KATIE: The Diamond…

Podcast: Mind Body Green interview

Also available on iTunes, here.   Jason Wachob, founder of mindbodygreen.com, interviews Byron Katie about her system of self-inquiry known as The Work, which helps people to tell the difference between what they believe about reality and reality itself. JASON: Katie cuts through the bullshit pretty quickly: “The Work isn’t meant to support you to…

“..Devoted Myself to End of Suffering…”—”A Mind at Home with Itself” Book Club, Chapter 4

Byron Katie and Martha Beck discussing chapter 4 of A Mind at Home with Itself. The quote they discuss is “I have devoted myself to the end of suffering in this apparent world, but I don’t do it because I believe anyone is suffering. I do it because I’m serving myself.”

If a Thought Hurts, Question It”—”A Mind at Home with Itself” Book Club, Chapter 3

Byron Katie and Martha Beck discussing chapter 3 of A Mind at Home with Itself. The quote they discuss is “The only important thing to know is this: if a thought hurts, question it.”

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