I'm somewhat skeptical of the overall value of what this woman is teaching. While her method, which she calls The Work, may be helpful for deflating personal prejudices, it is hard to believe it is the cure-all for neurosis that it is apparently purported to be. The concept is sort of one-size-fits-all and does not take into account personality types, the complexity of mental illness or the presence of evil in human activities. What seems to be a spiritual teaching is spiced up with suspicious anecdotes where peace, love and understanding have apparently triumphed in the author's life. She is an extraordinary human being who has enjoyed an equally extraordinary life, if she is to be believed. And she is gifted with the kind of smothering albeit joyous extroverted personality that would send this introvert running for the exits. And while this book allegedly has something to do with Taoism, I imagine this woman might send Lao Tzu up the mountain in search of solitude, although Chuang Tzu might simply fall down laughing.
I did the school for the work in March 2015. Was very impressed with it and learned a great deal. This was a great reminder of the work and BK's philosophy.
Byron Katie in her own beautiful way reminds us to get out of our thinking minds, let go of our attachments, live in the present moment, and all done with gratitude.
For me, a very inspiring book!
This is a great book to know how enlightened master like Katie lives.
Love the part where Katie talks about people's reaction to her remark about her dead mother.
They works very well to complement each other.
Yes. You just can't put it down once you started listening.
I plan on listening to this many times. There are many great view points that I'd love to revisit and contemplate.
Yes. This is as good or better than anything else I've enjoyed from her.
Absolutely beautiful, powerful and freeing.
Katie's words instill peace and hope and take one to a higher level of thinking.
I keep listening over and over again.
From someone who was accidentally enlightened, rather than one who actually had to travel the territory to get there, this work reflects a lack of clarity and true understanding. I've never read a work so rife with self-contradiction and confused spiritual sensibilities. I was going to note them, but there were so many, so often, that I abandoned the project. It's too bad too because 'The Work' is so valuable. Keep doing 'The Work,' but toss this muddled mess.