The Work of Byron Katie

I Didn't Want to Hurt Anymore

Nov. 13, 2015

A caller asks Byron Katie why she was in a hurry to free herself from suffering. 'I didn't want to hurt anymore,' Katie says. 'That's why I was in a hurry.' Katie's answer is that even the slightest sense of unease is a reason to do The Work. The Work is a meditative noticing of the inner workings of the mind and taking full responsibility for what you see. Anything short of peace can be put up against four questions and turnarounds. The mind continually generates images that have the potential to disrupt your equanimity. The Work is preventative medicine. The sole cause of suffering, Katie says, is our unquestioned beliefs. The solution? Question them. When you question your stressful beliefs, you don't need to let go of them. They let go of you. copyright 2015 Byron Katie International, Inc. All rights reserved. For more information, visit thework.com.

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