A Thousand Names for Joy

  • by Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
  • 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry.Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching, selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is an audiobook that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for 20 years, ever since she "woke up to reality" one morning in 1986, has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago.
With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it and feel it in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] genuine and fresh spiritual manifesto." (Publishers Weekly)

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Katie - Another Name for Joy

Katie and Stephen do it again! I read it first and then ordered the audio and I'm glad I did. Katie and Stephen impart wisdom in chapter after chapter. One of my favorite concepts..."I trust everybody." I can trust everybody to do what they are going to do. What freedom comes from the truth. Decisions can be made with a clear head and no emotion. This is a book I will listen to again and again.
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- Deb G.

Dropping into Peace

Listening to this by KT dropped me into peace. I had worked with The Work before, but left it because of some unquestioned thought. This time I dropped into a feeling of peace and understand what can't be said how the mind tricks us and lies. But it's not about fighting our thoughts but loving them and seeing what is.

No question that KT is living what she talks of. I don't aways agree with her Kateism's but that doesn't take away from The Work or her living what is.
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- Yvonne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio