Byron Katie is the author of Loving What Is and I Need Your Love, Is That True? She experienced an awakening in 1986 that led to the founding of The Work, a simple yet revolutionary process of inquiry that helps people question their own minds and find happiness and freedom. Since then, she has introduced The Work to thousands of people around the world.
Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry she calls The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves— radically shift and their lives are changed forever.
Based on Byron Katie’s direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind.
Through this process, anyone can learn to trace unhappiness to its source and eliminate it there. Katie (as everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tool to open our minds and set ourselves free.
Extracted from thework.com
I find it a very gentle and sort of maternal , the way Byron Katie has to express what awakening is in the simple realisation and acceptance of the realities we live, as she teaches.
The fact that for so many years he is standing her ground as to a renewed woman with a passion to help others with her realisations makes it worth to pay attention to her simple message and maybe try to do the work to certify it by oneself. I will try though I know that as simple as it sounds, it is never easy to conquer our own minds and control all our thoughts specially the obsesive and negative ones.
The truth is that we are responsible for every thought we hold and sustain and that questioning their veracity can bring supreme health.