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Værker af Byron Katie

Behv̜er jeg din kr̆lighed? (2005) 286 eksemplarer
Mind at Home with Itself (2017) 20 eksemplarer
Byron Katie on Work and Money (2006) 6 eksemplarer
End the War with Yourself (2006) 1 eksemplar
Loving the Mentally Ill (2006) 1 eksemplar
I Wish My Body Were... (2004) 1 eksemplar
Négy kérdés (2008) 1 eksemplar

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Mitchell, Byron Kathleen
Breckenridge, Texas, USA
Needles, California, USA
Fresno, California, USA
Barstow, California, USA
Mitchell, Stephen (spouse)
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Byron Katie a fait une dépression sévère à la trentaine. Pendant presque dix ans elle sombra dans la dépression, la colère, la haine d'elle-même, obsédée par des idées suicidaires. Puis un matin en février 1986, du plus profond de son désespoir, elle vécut une expérience de réalisation qui transforma sa vie. Elle est la fondatrice du Travail {The Work), reposant sur une démarche de questionnement personnel ayant pour objet d’apprendre aux gens à mettre fin à leur propre souffrance.
Ouvrages de Byron Katie : Aimer ce qui est - Vers la fin de la souffrance, avec Stephen Mitchell (Ed. Ariane) ; J'ai besoin que tu m'aimes : est-ce vrai ? - Ne plus chercher l'amour, mais le trouver…, avec Michael Katz (Ed. Guy Trédaniel) ; Investiguez vos pensées, changez le monde… (Ed. Guy Trédaniel). Et pour les enfants, Tigrou-Tigrou, Est-Ce Bien Vrai ? avec des illustrations de Hans Wilhelm.
Voir aussi la revue 3e millénaire, n°53, 75 & 96.
Site internet : www.thework.com/.
Voir aussi pour les activités en France : www.thework.over-blog.com/



I've become so cynical of self help books in the past few years that I almost didn't pick this one up, despite countless people recommending it to me. I'm so glad I was able to overcome my skepticism of the industry as a whole to grab "I Need Your Love - Is That True?" As a perpetual people pleaser, I didn't just read this book; I devoured it!

Full disclosure: a few years ago, I learned a version of "The Work" from another coach. I see now that what she was teaching was a diluted and much less impactful version of Byron Katie's inquiry.

Reading this book felt like I was having a heart-to-heart conversation with a wise friend who isn't afraid to ask some very tough questions, but in a loving and understanding manner. Katie doesn't tiptoe around the uncomfortable realities of seeking validation and love. Instead, she asks: "Do you really need someone else's approval to feel worthy?" Spoiler alert: The journey to answering that question is transformative.

I love that this book didn't just preach about compassion; it showed me how to be truly compassionate with myself, which, in turn, transforms my interactions with others. It's one thing to be told to practice self-love and acceptance, but it's another to be handed the tools to do so effectively and to see immediate, applicable changes in your life. This book does just that, making it an invaluable companion for anyone on the path to self-discovery.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
Byron Katie invites us to try out self-discovery. It introduces “The Work,” a simple meditative process noticing our thoughts.

This process works by writing out our thoughts and working through the ideas we wrote down, either through more writing or with another person familiar with the process. Note that the other person is someone we consent to go through the process, trust to support us, and who we truly know we are safe with.

The book presents the idea that we can use guided questions to better understand our beliefs and initial assumptions. While we might know intellectually that beliefs, thoughts, and assumptions are different from physical reality, it can help to slow down and look at more details.

When we slow down, the book gives us ideas for what we what our ideas might mean. This can help us to notice what our thoughts miss in our experiences. When we are stressed, our thoughts overfocus on certain details and forget others.

While listening, one might have certain reservations. It’s understandable to think that questioning our thoughts could lead to blaming ourselves for our own suffering.

When we accept that we're not to blame, we can seek our own understanding and our own innocence. This helps to notice our reactions to external events and notice the thoughts we have during our pain.

The audiobook is filled with recordings of real practical examples and real-life situations, making the concepts accessible and relatable. It doesn’t promise instant solutions but offers a pathway to understanding and accepting ‘what is.’

If we’re constantly questioning our thoughts, could we end up denying our experiences? The discussion in the book isn’t encouraging us to look away from reality; instead, we slow down to note every detail of our reality. Then we can see the difference of our the thoughts and beliefs that cause suffering.

We can accept ‘what is’ real for ourselves–and not anyone else. It's also not encouraging other people to override or push us into their beliefs. We have to know what we think of ourselves.

The audiobook also includes dialogues from people who have done “The Work” with Katie at public events—people dealing with cancer diagnoses, job loss, relationship problems, and other real-world issues.

Those of us who are activists might worry that “The Work” could stifle efforts for social change. Could this discourage us from working towards societal change? By promoting self-awareness and personal growth, this can empower individuals to effect change in their lives and, by extension, in society.

We look for possibilities and options that we didn't think of. How could we do more than we're doing? When we learn how to spend less energy on the stress of our world's problems, we can make real changes.

While it’s true that “The Work” can be practiced by anyone, it’s important for individuals to approach it responsibly and consider seeking professional guidance if needed. Including other methods that might work better for your situation

“The Work” itself involves four questions and a turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. It doesn't mean that this opposite is true, it's just looking at if part of it might be true. Our thoughts can be all or nothing, and this is a way of seeing if there's a middle ground. And it's okay if you don't find middle ground! You just are looking to see possible new perspectives and insights into our own minds.

I would recommend it to anyone seeking to understand themselves better. Only you can know “what is” for you.
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sketchee | 18 andre anmeldelser | Aug 25, 2023 |
Simple but radical questions that now reside in my happiness tool kit. Katie's process of inquiry inspired a weekend retreat I attended last summer. Early this year a 70-year-old friend, not connected with the retreat in any way, gave me a copy of my own. What synchronicity. I celebrate freedom and value truth; inquiry directed by Katie's book gives me a reliable compass to find them when I lose my bearings in fear, doubt, frustration, anger, or worry.
rebwaring | 18 andre anmeldelser | Aug 14, 2023 |


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