Working Through Challenges

The holidays are a challenging time for many people; relationships that are no more, memories that hide in boxes and parties with people you don’t know. It’s not always easy to deal with personal challenges, whether it’s the holidays or not.  Today I’m excited to share with you a resource that can help you work through some of those personal challenges.

I heard about her and her Work long before I actually visited her website and took a look for myself.  I’m sure you’ve heard of her, but you may not really know who she is and what she does.  She experienced her own series of challenges before discovering The Work and applying it to her own life.  Since then, she has helped countless individuals to transform their lives using The Work. This lady is Byron Katie.  There are tons of resources and self-help books available, but what Byron Katie teaches is very different from what you usually find.  Her transformational resource, The Work, is found on her website.  It basically consists of 4 very simple, yet very deep questions you ask yourself about the particular challenge you are facing, and then turning the challenge around.  It goes something like this:

For example, your statement might be “[Name] doesn’t listen to me.” Find someone in your life about whom you have had that thought, take that statement and put it up against the four questions and turnarounds of The Work.

1. Is it true?

2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true?

3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

4. Who would you be without the thought?

Turn around the concept you are questioning, and be sure to find at least three genuine, specific examples of each turnaround.

(taken from Byron Katie’s website)

I encourage you to visit Byron Katie’s website and learn more about how she and her process can help you transform your challenges.  (Check out PDF’s for The Work and videos too!)

Have you used The Work before?  Share your experiences below.


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