When a thought hurts you, it isn’t true.
Thoughts are contagious: they stimulate, liberate, make you happy. But they also trigger illnesses and may attack the human organism like viruses. The Work of Byron Katie® is a way of identifying and transforming thoughts that cause stress, suffering, grief, fears, etc.
These thoughts may concern your family, colleagues, company and employees as well as money, neighbors, sickness, death, God or love. By the same token, for many people their own body is repeatedly a reason for troubling thoughts. The Work®, practiced with an open heart and spirit, finds its way directly to your soul and enables astonishing changes. It is your very personal commitment to peace, to ending the permanent war in your mind and heart. To remove the negative force of a thought, The Work® asks four questions:
1. Is it true?
2. Can you absolutely know that it is true?
3. How do you react when you believe this thought?
4. Who would you be without this thought?
These questions are followed by the so-called “turnarounds”.
A gradual transformation of the original thought takes place – an apparently simple technique that may literally have life-changing consequences. The Work® is superbly capable of bringing about a permanent change in many different situations in life.