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"I'm a lover of reality. When I argue with What Is, I lose, but only 100% of the time" Byron Katie

"Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience. Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them." Byron Katie

"The Work always leaves you with less of a story. Who would you be without your story? You never know until you inquire. There is no story that is you or that leads to you. Every story leads away from you. Turn it around; undo it. You are what exists before all stories. You are what remains when the story is understood." Byron Katie

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AIDS Advocates and The Work

Franciscan Sisters and The Work Part 1


 

The Work

WHAT IS THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE?

The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity.

"I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn't believe them, I didn't suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment. That joy is in everyone, always."
Byron Katie

People who do The Work as an ongoing practice commonly report:
• Alleviation of depression: Find resolution, even happiness, in situations that were once debilitating.
• Decreased stress: Learn how to live with less anxiety or fear.
• Improved relationships: Experience deeper connection and intimacy with your partner, your parents, your children, your friends, and yourself.
• Reduced anger: Understand what makes you angry and resentful, and become less reactive, less often, with less intensity.
• Increased mental clarity: Live and work more intelligently and effectively, with integrity.
• More energy: Experience a new sense of ongoing vigour and well-being.
• More peace: Discover how to become “a lover of what is.”


Introduction to The Work

Interview with Byron Katie

 

THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE IN AFRICA

The Work only consists of questions. It is a process that leads anyone who engages in it to find their own answers within and to tap into the unlimited and equally distributed universal wisdom.

Thanks to its eminent simplicity, it can be used by anyone in the world regardless of their gender, religious background, level of education or literacy. It requires nothing other than a willingness to honestly answer the questions and find the turnarounds that are true in the person’s life.

We started introducing The Work of Byron Katie to a community of Franciscan Nuns in Western Kenya and to AIDS advocates – people who are themselves HIV+ and who live a fulfilling life by providing support to other HIV+ and AIDS sufferers.
Both groups embraced the process wholeheartedly. They reported that after doing The Work, they felt unprecedented levels of peace, clarity, forgiveness and compassion.

Eager to find out more, we gave them some written material to pass around and Katie generously invited one the Franciscan Sisters, Sister Jane, to attend the wonderful nine-day School for The Work in July 2010 in Germany. Sister Jane is now introducing The Work to the other sisters in her congregation, patients, staff and community workers.

It is our aim to keep spreading this gift around all the projects we are involved with in Kenya and Tanzania by giving talks, seminars, distributing books and audio materials and sponsoring some key people to attend some of The Work events with Katie’s generous support.

There is scope for The Work Facilitators and enthusiasts to join us. For more information, please contact Margot margot[]indigo.ie

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