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(one-time payment, not including the book)
with Stephen Mitchell
Learn how to access peace through four simple questions.
The Work of Byron Katie is a way to identify and question the thoughts that cause suffering in our lives. It is a way to find peace with yourself and with the world.
Join best-selling author Byron Katie on a journey through her book Loving What Is.
In this 6-week virtual book club, we will delve into The Work and learn from Katie to develop the skills necessary to explore your deepest fears and most difficult experiences to make peace with your inner self.
When you do The Work you become enlightened to who and what you are, the true nature of being. To question what you believe in is an amazing gift to give yourself, a gift you can have every day.
The answers are always inside of you.
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A personal calendar of journals, meditations, and exercises.
Talks, Podcasts, Articles
Learn and apply daily skills through videos and interactive thought exercises.
Private, two-way conversations with experts and members.
Translating thousands of hours of material into the most essential lessons.
Becoming Familiar With The Work
You will complete the Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheet, implement the inquiry practice, and will begin to become aware of your attachment to stories that create stress.
The Work With Family
Live Q&A With Katie
You will reflect on relationships in your life and see how The Work can be applied and shift your perceptions and experiences.
Work, Money, and Self-Judgments
You will reflect on your thoughts and judgments around work, money, and self, and recognize the places where your beliefs are holding you back.
Underlying Beliefs, Situations, Body, and Addictions
You will evaluate how The Work can be used to address underlying beliefs, situations, body concerns, and addictions.
Making Peace With The Worst
You will use The Work to explore your deepest fears and most difficult experiences in order to make peace with them.
The Answering of Questions and Closing
Live Q&A With Katie
You will reflect on Katie’s answers to common questions and be invited to contemplate how The Work effects you in ever-deepening ways.
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, intensives, and nine-day School for The Work have brought freedom to people all over the world.
Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.
The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.
Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible.
If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”