69: The root of suffering is within your thoughts with Byron Katie
I am over the moon to be joined by Byron Katie, the founder of The Work which teaches people how to end their own suffering. She is someone whose work I’ve been following since I was 16 and when you begin to watch her talks, read her books and listen to the stories of millions of people who she has helped to challenge their thoughts, I’m sure you’ll be in just as much awe as I am.
In 1986, Byron Katie’s life changed forever. She was 43 and had been suffering from an eating disorder and suicidal depression for years, until one day the discovery of questions ultimately led her to freedom and peace. She went on to create The Work, which is a process of inquiry that allows anyone to do the same by asking themselves four key questions:
Is it true?
Can you absolutely know it’s true?
How do I react in that situation, what happens when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without that thought?
In this episode, we discuss why suffering is optional, how freedom is our true nature and how by isolating just one thought, you can find a place of truth and joy. We discuss how this simple yet powerful process of inquiry can allow us to step into a new reality that exists beyond suffering and ultimately set us free.
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