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Inquiry: “My Partner Left Me…”

Participant: I’m hurt by K**** because he left me. Katie: So “He left you”—is that true? Participant: Not really; in my heart he is there all the time. Katie: So how do you react when you think the thought “He...

Activism and The Work

Here's an excerpt from chapter 29 of my new book A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are: If you have a problem with people or with the state of the world, I invite you...

E-mail from Brian in the UK

Thank you for allowing me to share this with our readers, Brian. Dear Katie I am a new subscriber to The Parlor, and have enjoyed the latest edition greatly, and am enjoying exploring the archive. I love the wisdom I'm...

Anxiety – The Beginning of Wisdom

An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, "Get honest; inquire." We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And...

Inquiry: “She Didn’t Give Me The Job…”

Here's a dialog from this (hot) summer in Europe: Participant: I’m angry at ***** because she didn't give me the job. Katie: “She didn't give you the job”—is that true? Participant: Yes. Katie: Yes. She either gave you the job,...

Inquiry – Terrorism and The Work

Terrorism at the World Trade Center: A Dialogue in Cambridge, September 13, 2001 I was scheduled to be in New York on 9/11/01. The morning I was to travel from Long Island, the planes hit the towers, bridges were closed...

Video: The Work in Prison

Sometimes we get stuck in the prison of our own mind......

A Thousand Faces of Joy

At the School for The Work - Bad Neuenahr, Germany - July 2006....

Live Now: Just Do the Dishes!

Become mindful of how often your conversations focus on the past or future. Be aware of the verbs you use: was, did, will, are going to, etc. To speak of the past in the present is to reawaken and recreate...

Whose Business Are You In?

Notice when you hurt that you are mentally out of your business. If you're not sure, stop and ask, "Mentally, whose business am I in?" There are only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours, and God's. Whose...

Quit Your Pain – an article in AARP magazine

The AARP article about The Work is timely, in a way. I'm 63, and I accept it. But not everyone accepts their age. What stress do you experience when you think your body should be different than it is, or...

What’s the difference between the School for The Work and The Work?

I just received an email with this question: "What's the difference between the School for The Work and The Work?" The Work is offered at no charge through many events, thework.com web site, and the booklet An Excerpt from Loving...

Inquiry – “I Hate My Husband…”

The following dialog appears in Loving What Is. NOTE: Byron Katie's response to reader comments on this post may be read here>> Mary, reading the statements from her Worksheet: I hate my husband because he drives me crazy — everything...