In 1999, the California Board of Psychology questioned if she was engaging in unlicensed , after Katie had counseled an survivor. Before you name anything, the world has no things in it, no meaning. The audio book is read by the author and I guess I really just wanted a dialogue instead! She was a businesswoman and mother who lived in Barstow, a small town in the high desert of southern California. We imagine that death is a state of being or a state of nothingness, and we frighten ourselves with our own concepts. People look forward to it; some people actually prefer that part. As you lose the filter that I call a story, you begin to see reality as it is: simple, brilliant, and kinder than you could have imagined. Katie herself has descended into the depths of despair and knows what she's talking about.
Her father was a train engineer and her mother was a housewife. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Katie - Another Name for Joy Katie and Stephen do it again! That certainly would take the sting out of the loss, at least for as long as you could sustain the thought. This book is my Bible now. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day with drool running down her chin. Suddenly the smiles were gone.
Thank you Byron Katie, you are the best, I love you! Even wanting to be conscious ten minutes from now is hopeless. The spine may show signs of wear. You can listen to the full audiobook Thousand Names for Joy, free at our library. I think he'll fire me because he hates me. In interview after interview or page after page she reinforces the notion that reality is what reality is and finding strength and acceptance in that knowledge is where our peace and happiness comes from. But it is one thing to read about being in harmony with the way things are, or even to understand what that means, and quite another to actually live it.
Can't just listen to it once and walk away. Reading it in the context of the book, though, had the opposite effect from what I had hoped, making it seem less enlightening, rather than more. But--the good news--you won't miss out on Katie's heart for people a I thought Byron Katie was a flake. I can see how my life quality is improving, in so many aspects - physically, emotionally, mentally. So this read, my fourth one, was a little out of order considering when the other books were written but after reading her newest one, I wanted a little bit more.
The only way to really understand how they function is to use them yourself. I'm not enlightened, but neither am I a cement-head, and I can see that on a spectrum of learning, all of these ideas make sense. . Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Learn more, start your 30-day trial and get your first Audible book free, go to. For me, this simple form of inquiry resonates with Truth and Love. This is written like a dream; not in terms of prose, but in terms of relating a particular perspective, it's beautiful. Inspired by the Tao Te Ching, this is Byron Katie's inspiring and pragmatic approach to achieving an awakened mind and living more simply and profoundly. I not-did the theist approach for basically all the years between my marriage in 1978 up until I'm inspired to share how I found out about Byron Katie in the first place.
Katie, as she often points out, is a lover of what is. As it was, this book club was very far from where I lived so I ended up buying the book, rather than making the long drive to pick it up from the library where the book club had ordered enough for the club , and am I ever glad I did. I can't imagine reading this and getting the same sense of peace from it. Condition Good: Comment: Book is used and in good condition with some wear from use. You realize the wordless, the unthinkable. Such is the nature of truth and the world. But it is a reliably effective tool for pulling yourself out of painful thoughts.
Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. There are lots of good points and spiritual ideas that sound fair and true but if balance and joy means a life without Self, emotions, empathy and just basic humanity, I'm not sure it is worth it. About A Thousand Names for Joy In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I love what is and how it changes through my hands and yours.
That is what makes this book so compelling. The book is not pretending to be great writing, but it is a great and real life interpretation of the Tao Te Ching. Once we deeply question a thought, it loses its power to cause us pain, and eventually it ceases even to arise. Parts of the book made absolutely no sense to me, as if they were written in a language I didn't understand. In this world before words, there is only the real—undivided, ungraspable, already present. I would not compare her to anybody else I've read or listened to, except perhaps Geneen Roth Which scene was your favorite? But the book club I was in was reading her. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.