Ep 94. Teachings of Byron Katie

I’m so excited to teach you a little bit about Byron Katie and what she calls “The Work.” These four questions followed by turnarounds give you a new perspective on any problem you are facing. Katie is one of the most inspirational and truly peaceful people I’ve observed and I know you will love learning about some of the wisdom she shares. Whether your issue is with money, relationships or your own self-concept, “The Work” is simple and quite literally life-changing.

Learn more at thework.com

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  1. Aubree says:

    I just listened to this podcast while I was cleaning the kitchen after putting kids to bed. Thanks for keeping me company! I have been listening for a few months now and have learned a lot. The work I have done on my thoughts recently has changed so much for me in my life for the better. I’m extremely grateful! The thought that popped into my head towards the end of this podcast was, “Is it possible to over analyze things, to be TOO curious about my thoughts?” For example, I was doing the dishes and thought about how the cheese was really stuck on the grater tonight, then asked, “Is it true?” I did the same thing with the many crumbs on the floor. “My floor feels disgusting! Is it true?” Obviously this trivializes the process in the way I’m describing, but how do we discern what thoughts to work through first when there are so many moments filled with varying thoughts every day?

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    • Jody says:

      Hi Aubree – I don’t think you can be too curious! I think it’s brilliant to question all of it. I think it’s great practice for your brain to question the trivial things so you can question the bigger things when necessary. However, if you find you get tired of questioning it all, it’s really only the things causing you to suffer when you don’t want to… those are the ones to explore. Thanks for listening!

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  2. Jamie Harper says:

    AHHH!! I made the podcast again! Thank you so much for answering my questions! I feel so honored! I’ll be honest, being told I’m not right kind of hurts (like mother-like daughter??) . But it does adjust my thinking. Doing the real WORK to change my thinking is so difficult. I kind of just like listening and making small changes here and there, but I need to get the motivation to really change the hard stuff to see real change in my parenting. Thanks for the starting place!

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