Video: Racism—Byron Katie

A woman who believes her children were beaten because of their skin color, does a Worksheet with Byron Katie on her torment. Using the four questions and turnarounds of The Work, Katie helps the woman to end racism within herself.

To do your own worksheet, click here.

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  1. Hi Katie,

    I just wanted to thank you so much and let you know how The School For the Work has changed me and changed my life for the better… I really, really needed it when it found me, and I am so fortunate and blessed that I was able to attend.

    Just watching this video above is another example of the power of the Work to unlock some of the most deep-seated fears we carry and we share…

    I had an experience a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to tell you about. A girlfriend of mine did something to me she’d said she would never ever do, something she said would be a horrible thing to do. I didn’t mind that she did it, but minded a lot that she’d *say it was terrible then do it*–if that makes any sense!

    We had a few talks, our friends were involved, I had a lot of support which felt amazing and would not have been possible without a lot of my earlier Work… And then there was some turbulence. I did not know what to do. I watched one of these videos and it was the right place at the right time.

    I sent this girl a message, apologizing for not being able to trust her, and emphasizing how her behavior had made it even harder for me to trust her after I had opened myself up to her and had received lies instead of caring and explanation and reflection and goodwill.

    Although I could not know that “everything was going to be alright,” I had this amazing experience while I was parking my car and thinking about the message I had sent, the whole story of it all. I felt… That even if it was *not* going to all work out “all right”–or, as I wanted it to be, for me to feel alright–I had this sense of each person involved individually, and I don’t know how to explain it, but in that moment I felt everything falling into place and I truly knew that the Universe was unfolding just as it should, and I was not afraid. Not afraid of that moment, of that scenario, and even not afraid of life or of the future.

    It was a very deep, abiding peace.

    I look forward so deeply to continuing to try and hear you and to understand and internalize the Work so that this peace might be with me and radiate to others more often.

    It was such a state of grace.

    So thank you, Katie, for sharing The Work with me and for allowing me to reach that moment!

  2. Katie helps this woman address her own prejudice and fear (and beautifully), but saying that she helps her ‘end racism within herself’ is actually pretty insensitive.

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