Byron Katie shows Waylon how The Work takes us beyond Positivity & Negativity.

Via Walk The Talk Show
on Mar 20, 2014
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Byron Katie

Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis.

The Work—Byron Katie Shows us How to Change our Lives from the Inside Out.

Waylon talks with spiritual innovator Byron Katie about her simple yet powerful process of inquiry called The Work:


More: Some videos from Byron Katie’s YouTube Channel:

They will begin their conversation with a meditation led by Waylon. For a longer meditation experience, watch this video.

Elephant is psyched to be working in partnership with Google+ on our new live video series, which features three live videos a week (that can be watched later, too).

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Byron Katie

Byron Katie has one job: to show people how to end their suffering.

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage and self-loathing, Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.

The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.

She has been bringing The Work to millions of people around the world for more than twenty five years through her website (where everything you need in order to do The Work is free), webcasts, weekend workshops, the nine-day School for The Work, and her 28-day residential Turnaround House program.

Byron Katie is the author of three bestselling books: Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, and A Thousand Names for Joy. Her other books are Question Your Thinking—Change the World, Who Would You Be Without Your Story? Peace in the Present Moment (with Eckhart Tolle), and, for children, Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? Her newest book is A Friendly Universe.

Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.” Time magazine calls Katie “a spiritual innovator for the new millennium.”

Connect with Byron Katie on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, The Work Foundation and Institute for The Work


*Bonus throwback video from 2007: Byron Katie’s The Work has helped many people turn their thinking around. What will happen when she tries it on Waylon?

Byron Katie Quote



Byron Katie’s article on elephant journal:

Forgiveness is Unnecessary. 


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3 Responses to “Byron Katie shows Waylon how The Work takes us beyond Positivity & Negativity.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Questions & Comments from the Live Google+ Hangout:

    1. Katie, What is the best way to win an argument? ~ Ashleigh Hitchcock

    2. How can I know which thought is the right one to follow? ~ John Byon

    3. How do I interact with people who still live in their deep nightmare stories? All I want to do is tell them lovingly, "Please go do "The Work." ~ Kelly Campbell

    4. Hi! How can I apply the Work to anxieties regarding employment, money and streams of income? ~ Yong Choi

    5. Dear Katie, Could I inquire into the belief that this body-mind is separate from yours? My heart dances when you sometimes quote "I am you." How can one meditate on that? Much love. ~ Niti Arora

    6. Why would you not want to know what is truth.. why would you not question, how can everyone see blue and you see red… I would question, how do you see blue, I want to see what you see… assumable that the blue is factual. ~ Margie Knisely

    7. Hi Katie! How can I access the Helpline for The Work? When and where is your next live workshop? ~ Nathanael Chawkin

    8. Katie said that we feel it before we follow. But I don't even know which feeling feels better. ~ John Byon

    9. What if the situation isn't about what I NEED but what I WANT? How would you apply it to that? ~ Janis DeSanti

    10. Well I can see that sky is red too. Sunset sky! ~ John Byon

  2. MJC says:

    Awesome. Thank yoooou.

  3. Suza Francina says:

    I don't get it! And I don't think the people in these Byron Katie interviews get it either.