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No matter how much money, status, professional success, or other types of external security one may have, very few people experience true joy and personal freedom. Byron Katie knows this reality too well. In the midst of a "normal and successful" life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage and despair.
Then, one morning in 1986, out of the blue, she had a sudden, profound insight into how the mind works. As a result, a bedridden, suicidal woman became filled with love for everything life brings. Katie developed a simple yet powerful method of inquiry, called The Work, that helped make this transformation practical.
In this program, you will learn how to use The Work for yourself. You'll discover that, contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once you have investigated it, the thought lets go of you. The Work's four powerful questions and turnaround (which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe) have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.
In Your Inner Awakening Byron Katie will teach you this revolutionary process so that you can use it to question and undo any stressful thought that keeps you from experiencing mental clarity. Eventually you may find, as so many others have, that peace and joy flow into every area of your life.
©2005 Byron Katie (P)2005 Nightingale Conant
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"Byron Katie's Work acts like a razor-sharp sword that cuts through illusions and enables you to know for yourself the timeless essence of your being." (Eckhart Tolle)
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By marie on 01-26-15

Living in my mind is stressful

I have read several books by Katie and this is the one that I can say"I get it!". Now I just examine my thoughts the way Katie teaches and I have no (real) problems/stress.

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By DD1524 on 03-09-15


Writing this quickly so I can start listening to it again! Katie, a life student, shares her truth and love.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By Ruth Wainaina on 05-21-15


I've listened at least 3 times now. Love Katie's style and the content is life changing

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By petebog on 09-10-17

Eye Opening

Lovely hearing the author reading her own words. Such compassion in her tone brings the words to life.

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By Matthew on 05-25-16


Byron Katie is a saint, nothing short of that.

Her 'work' has changed my life and that of the clients i work with.

Katie has shown me how to turn situations i thought were 'bad' or even worse, and tip them on their heads, to a point where i can really love whatever comes

Thanks Katie!

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By Brigitte on 11-20-17

Another great book by Byron Katie!

Byron Katie has developed such a simple method of cutting through the BS that we have running in our head, all the justifications and reasons why things are the way they are. Katie's work brings everything back to the reality of what is, and consequently what we can influence and what we can't.

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