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No matter how much money, status, professional success, or other types of external security one may have, very few people experience true joy and personal freedom. Byron Katie knows this reality too well. In the midst of a "normal and successful" life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage and despair.

Then, one morning in 1986, out of the blue, she had a sudden, profound insight into how the mind works. As a result, a bedridden, suicidal woman became filled with love for everything life brings. Katie developed a simple yet powerful method of inquiry, called The Work, that helped make this transformation practical.

In this program, you will learn how to use The Work for yourself. You'll discover that, contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once you have investigated it, the thought lets go of you. The Work's four powerful questions and turnaround (which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe) have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.

In Your Inner Awakening Byron Katie will teach you this revolutionary process so that you can use it to question and undo any stressful thought that keeps you from experiencing mental clarity. Eventually you may find, as so many others have, that peace and joy flow into every area of your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2005 Byron Katie (P)2005 Nightingale Conant

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"Byron Katie's Work acts like a razor-sharp sword that cuts through illusions and enables you to know for yourself the timeless essence of your being." (Eckhart Tolle)

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Life-changing

Byron Katie is a saint, nothing short of that.

Her 'work' has changed my life and that of the clients i work with.

Katie has shown me how to turn situations i thought were 'bad' or even worse, and tip them on their heads, to a point where i can really love whatever comes

Thanks Katie!

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beautiful

listening to Katie's voice makes me feel joyful and calm. will listen again very soon.

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Can't recommend enough

Life changing and hilarious at the same time
I don't think you could read this and get the same experience. Love Byron Katie

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Another great book by Byron Katie!

Byron Katie has developed such a simple method of cutting through the BS that we have running in our head, all the justifications and reasons why things are the way they are. Katie's work brings everything back to the reality of what is, and consequently what we can influence and what we can't.

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  • 26-05-2017

Love Katie

I have only recently discovered Byron Katie and it's been a great discovery. Thank you

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  • marie
  • 26-01-2015

Living in my mind is stressful

I have read several books by Katie and this is the one that I can say"I get it!". Now I just examine my thoughts the way Katie teaches and I have no (real) problems/stress.

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  • Fun One
  • 21-06-2015

Magnificent!

Magnificent, beautiful, simple, gentle, kind, compassionate, insightful, inspiring, encouraging, and life-changing..... Thank you, Byron Katie!

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  • Vickie Washburn
  • 22-12-2016

life changing

I will listen to this over and over the rest of my days and continue to do The Work always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-03-2016

Life changing

I just listened to this for the second time. I discovered The Work about 14 months ago, and credit it with setting the foundation for some wonderful changes I've made in my life. I realized how my thoughts were causing me so much pain. The question, "who would you be without this thought?" is so powerful. I am more loving to myself and everyone in my life. I have peace and clarity, and I am so grateful for Byron Katie!

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  • Nicole Xifaras
  • 29-04-2017

Excellent information, simple, direct and relevent

I have read and listened to many self-help books over the past 20+ years and this one seems to hit many issues at their core. I have recommended it to many and have given it to each of my children as well as my mother. The author seems genuine, comes from a place of having been through a lot and tells us what got her to realize the origin her pain. I like how the information is arranged, moving between the author's reflective moments and live audience interaction, direction and guidance. The author has kind caring, speaking voice. I loved it, a great reminder of what I believe to be the truth and how it affects our daily lives.

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  • B. de Leon
  • 24-01-2017

Better than her "Loving What Is" book

I am a woman sitting here, feeling blessed. The last Chapter takes Love to a deeper level than 1 Corinthians 13 for me coming from a Christian background.

Two things about this book were "better" for me than her wonderful "Loving What Is" book. First, the actual voices of people doing the work with Katie. Second, it seemed like this book had a more concise discussion of the various topics for the work -- like relationships or seeking approval.

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  • DD1524
  • 09-03-2015

Awesome

Writing this quickly so I can start listening to it again! Katie, a life student, shares her truth and love.

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  • nailo
  • 15-02-2018

Short story long

This book describes something called "the work" as a way to make peace with ourselves and others. In actuality the work is simple enough but the speaker goes on and on about examples of it. The book could be far shorter if these repetitions were taken out.

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  • Salgal
  • 11-09-2017

Sets me straight

I listen to hear the interviews. Katie's ability to "turn it around" for a person is impressive and something that I can always apply directly to my life. there are moments, near the end, where she seems to be rambling. it can be off-putting. I believe it's because she is not reading from a script, she is trying to convey a very abstract concept and her experience with it.

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  • Stephanie
  • 25-05-2015

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Opened my mind to acceptance & I will be purchasing more of her work. I recommend this novel to anyone interested

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  • Ruth Wainaina
  • 21-05-2015

Amazing

I've listened at least 3 times now. Love Katie's style and the content is life changing

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  • Miss D
  • 12-06-2016

Simple but effective for reducing anxiety & stress

I've heard many thought leaders and spiritual figures mention the Work of Byron Katie before but I've never read any of her books or come across her work, which is in essence 4 questions.

The 4 questions allow us to question our hurtful/stressful thoughts, reduce anxiety and stress in our lives, give us clarity and happiness and to let us live in a state of love for ourselves and others.

Although it's just 4 questions, don't let the simplification put you off, it's pretty powerful stuff. You will need to be open minded as there are many times our egos would reject these principles to protect the validity of our thoughts and feelings.

There are a quite a few different examples throughout the book which show how to apply the 'work' in practical situations.

The audio book is well read and logically laid out. I suppose I wish it was a little bit longer but I'm sure that Katie would say it's exactly the right length!

I'll definitely listen to/read more of her work.

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  • petebog
  • 10-09-2017

Eye Opening

Lovely hearing the author reading her own words. Such compassion in her tone brings the words to life.

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  • ms
  • 01-12-2016

well worth a read or listen

lot of wisdom insight and humour ...this way of seeing things aids self compassion and enables deeper understanding of how mislead we are.

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  • MarkPT
  • 01-03-2016

Thought provoking

As a self improvement Coach and being recommended this I was looking forward to it.

Must admit he first 45mins or so I got lost/lost interest but then it picked up/ think the live worked helped and really gave some great insights for working with people and their thoughts

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