Once upon a time, I thought I was a positive person. Wow. How delusional was that? Then one day, I decided to actually write my thoughts on paper.
To say my results were surprising would be an understatement.
Soon after that, I discovered Byron Katie, and, well, I’m really glad I did.
Byron Katie is a guru. Let’s get that out of the way. She’s a spiritual teacher, one I admire the heck out of.
Which is why recently, I decided to devote a year of my life to her.
Okay, well–not to her, exactly. But to the spiritual practice she teaches. It’s called The Work, and it’s a way to question and change your negative internal beliefs.
And it’s powerful. Explosive. I don’t want to say “mind-blowing,” but I will. It’s similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the most well-researched and effective depression therapy, but with a spiritual bent, too.
Read My Byron Katie Detox: One Year of Questioning Everything I Believe right here.
My Byron Katie Detox Installments:
Part One: Sometimes, You Get Way Too Excited
Part Two: I Really Like My Rock Collection
Part Three: I Just Wanted to Love My Mother
Part Four: Of Course, It Happened in Southern California
Part Five: Let’s Face It: We All Want to Feel Good
Part Six: It’s Cancer, Man. I’m Not Playing Around.
Part Six Point Five: Byron Katie Versus CBT
Part Seven: Dad, Do You Think I’m a Good Person?
Part Eight: Even Maurice Sendak Was Holy
Part Nine: Sticky Ickies, Every One
Part Ten: An Excavation
Part Eleven: Byron Katie Tips and Tricks, Part One
Part Twelve: Byron Katie Tips and Tricks, Part Two
Part Thirteen: My Boyfriend Won, and Easily
Part Fourteen: You Just Try Shit and See What Works
Part Fifteen: Alexander the Great Had a Lot of Fun, Didn’t He?
Part Sixteen: The Only Rule Is There Aren’t Any Rules
Part Seventeen: Surviving Death and Other Fairly Surprising Occurences
Part Eighteen: Right Then–Then Exactly–I Was Done
Part Nineteen: A Byron Katie Metaphysics
Part Twenty: God Is . . . Reality? That Sucks
Part Twenty-One: The Tree Falling in the Woods Really Doesn’t Make a Sound, and Actually, It Doesn’t Even Fall
Part Twenty-Two: My Stress Levels. Where Are They? I Think I Dropped Them Somewhere
Part Twenty-Three: A Little Skepticism Is in Order
Part Twenty-Four: It May Seem Silly. But at Least It’s Popular.
Part Twenty-Five: People Aren’t Bad. We’re Just . . . Well, Team Players.
Part Twenty-Six: Neuroscientist is the New Doctor
Part Twenty-Seven: The Spirit Has Goals That the Mind Knows Not Of
Part Twenty-Eight: Not All Good News
Part Twenty-Nine: We Have Power. Just Not All of It.
Part Thirty: A Complete Revised Worksheet for The Work of Byron Katie
Part Thirty-One: A Belief Questioning Round-Up
Part Thirty-Two: A Bold Decision, and a Rare One
Part Thirty-Three: Acceptance Isn’t Liking Something. It’s Not Liking It and Appreciating It, Anyway.
Part Thirty-Four: Depression Is Complicated
Part Thirty-Five: Byron Katie, Thank You
Conclusion: A Byron Katie Q and A
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