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Internationally acclaimed best-selling author Byron Katie's most anticipated work since Loving What Is.

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death and is certain to become a classic.

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and, over a 10-year period, sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then, one morning in 1986, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

©2017 Byron Kathleen Mitchell and Stephen Mitche (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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what the hell just happened?!

been doing the work for years and this was such a fundamentally fresh approach, glimmers of insight, humor, joy. thank you everyone who made this book possible. one word - extraordinary!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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I feel at peace with life

I noticed my ego and my attachment to thoughts slowly start to dissolve while reading this book, and other Byron katie works. Absolutely lifechanging.

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fantastic book, rereading it right away

Loved that it was read by the authors.
If you like Byron Katie's Work, you'll love this book. It builds on the previous books and is a wonderful crowning jewel of BK's writings.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Dramatic mental shifts

I’ve encountered Byron Katie’s Work before, but I didn’t understand it until this book. Inquiry has changed my life in profound ways.

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  • Jim
  • Caddo Mills, TX, United States
  • 11-29-17

Freedom

this answer to level questions for me about the work and Byron Katie. I love the work it is changing my life

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For everyone everywhere

It’s great listening to Bryon Katie while doing my work or other chores.
Most of the time what she is saying is so compelling that I have to stop and listen, or I go back and listen again.

Amazingly insightful and authentic. The Work works. It’s wonderful. I highly recommend this book to everyone I know.

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The Work for your life

Another beautiful book about the internal life of mind. Only Katie reads her books well.

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  • Hoffman
  • Houston, Texas United States
  • 09-30-17

I love being set free!!!

Byron Katie has done it again sharing the work in a way that is so clearly understood and applicable my deepest longing is to live in the experience of joy and Byron Katie's work shows me the way.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A way of freeing yourself

I loved hearing Byron explain her method & how she transformed her life.Buy it.She is astounding in so many ways

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Repatterning

If you are interested in the work this audio book is excellent. along with her first book

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  • Roz
  • 11-03-17

worth listening to

Katie is always great to listen to, there is a lot of similar work on Loving What Is, which I personally think is better than this, this is more focused on spiritually which is okay but not as powerful

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  • A Customer
  • 09-21-17

Simply Brilliant!! Love it!!

What did you like most about A Mind at Home with Itself?

A Mind at rest with Itself is the best book, I have listened to in a long time.
It is narrated by Byron Katie most of the time and she speaks from Clarity and takes you on her Awakening in detail. It take you to a whole deeper understanding of the Work.
I am finding it an absolute gem to deepen my own enquiry to undo more conditioning and rest as Awareness.

Can't recommend this book enough!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Mind at Home with Itself?

When Katie explains how to use the Work to undo more stories and remain Free

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

All of them are great!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Born to be Free.

Any additional comments?

Love it!!

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  • Jane Wilder
  • 12-03-17

Lovely voice marvellous message

Anyone and everyone can benefit don't hesitate to listen. This is the real deal .

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  • jenny sanders
  • 10-10-17

an essential guide to freedom

i will be listening to this over and over and over and over and over again
it is essential, beautiful and points the way to freedom

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  • Brigitte
  • 11-16-17

Needs to be listened to more than once!

There is so much wisdom in this recording, impossible to hear it all the first time around. As with all Byron Katie work, the 4 questions bring everything back to what is real in the moment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-17

Perfect

I loved this book. Cuts through the delusion on past and future. Cuts through the delusion of all beliefs. Cuts through all things until you are left with perfection.

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