Category: The Work, Byron Katie

I’m in Pain…is that True?

Here’s a tip I have just discovered, pain is not all it seems!  Katie is fond of asking her clients, as they sit there writhing in anger …”You are angry…is that true?”  Her suggestion to us all is that we have our emotions so well labeled we don’t ever check to see if they are…
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January 14, 2010 1

An Honest NO

This year has been my challenge to find my honest ‘no’. I am a self-admitted people pleaser, not to the crazy extent of some, but it definitely gets me into trouble. At the School, Katie does an entire section on getting to an honest ‘No’. It goes something like this: Person who wants you to…
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October 6, 2009 1

Byron Katie, The School of the Work Lesson #3: The Gift of Stress

I’ve always known intellectually that when I react to something it’s because I resist something inside.  During my time at the Byron Katie School I finally made the short 12 inch sink from my brain to my heart.  Now I know it unequivocally, and that has given me a sense of peace and gratitude I…
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September 15, 2009 0

Byron Katie, The School of the Work learning #2: NO, it really isn’t their fault…

Don’t you just HATE that? Lesson no. 2 is the irrevocable knowledge that what I have been saying for years is true, whatever upsets me in others is what is upsetting me about myself. There is absolutely no use trying to live in denial.  After all, is it working? “But, but…I hate arrogant, self-righteous people…
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September 8, 2009 0

Byron Katie, The School of the Work learning #1: Literal Listening

As I am trying to digest the last 9 days experience, its almost unspeakable what happens to you, not in a bad or weird way, but it’s such an intense experience its unspeakable in that it is almost impossible to explain! Like all good things (eg Reiki Attunements, warm flourless chocolate cake, smelling a new…
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August 29, 2009 0

Love and Relationships by Katie Byron

This is a section of Katie’s Feb ‘Valentine’s newsletter, the woman is a treasure – take the time to read what Stephen, her partner, has to say about their first meeting – wonderful! If you say that you love your husband, what does that have to do with him? You’re just telling him who…
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February 9, 2009 0