Cover art for A Mind at Home with Itself

A Mind at Home with Itself

39 ratings

Summary

Internationally acclaimed best-selling author Byron Katie's most anticipated work since Loving What Is.  In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated by distinguished scholar Stephen Mitchell), to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work". Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death and is certain to become a classic.  In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and, over a 10-year period, sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then, one morning in 1986, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Byron Kathleen Mitchell and Stephen Mitche (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Available on Audible
Cover art for Loving What Is

Loving What Is

116 ratings

Summary

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed and, over a 10-year period, sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then, one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, "It's not the problem that causes our suffering; it's our thinking about the problem." Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point we can truly love what is, just as it is. Loving What Is will show you step by step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You'll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work's power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible. If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process and to find happiness as what Katie calls "a lover of reality".

©2002 Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell (P)2016 Random House Audio

Available on Audible
Cover art for Making Your Thoughts Work For You

Making Your Thoughts Work For You

5 ratings

Summary

Presenting together for the first time, Byron Katie and Wayne Dyer address the powerful effects of your thoughts and how they create your experience. You'll learn a transformative process that will allow you to identify the stressful thoughts that cause all the pain and suffering in your life. When you release these thoughts, instead of letting them dictate your experience, you become empowered to live a life of joy - in touch with your true nature. Make the choice to change your thoughts to bring about inner peace and true happiness. In this powerful program, two life-changing teachers show you the way.

©2007 Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Byron Katie (P)2007 Hay House, Inc.

Available on Audible
Cover art for Naked

Naked

5 ratings

Summary

Naked: Mind, Body and Spirit  This "best of" compilation course presents best-selling Nightingale-Conant experts on health to wealth issues that will set the course to change your life. Each of us seeks answers to questions that have played on the minds of humans since time began. How long can we live? There is proof of your opportunity to live a full 100-plus years. Can we make our dreams come true? Passions create the joy and fulfillment needed to extend a rich, fun life. Can religion and science co-exist, or does one cancel out the other? Science and philosophy have led and modeled the human mind for centuries, and this course presents both time-tested and new data that show both are moving closer together in our 21st century. This course is about finding your balance. Discover the naked truth about your mind and thinking skills, your health and financial fitness, and the power of your spiritual adventure on this planet. Here’s the plan to answer these and many more questions. There are three major categories we will call on our experts for help: mind, body, and spirit. Nightingale-Conant has more proven best-sellers and experts in each field of expertise to provide the facts, concepts, ideas, and inspiration. We have researched hundreds of hours from best-selling programs from our authors to edit specific messages to engage each topic for each 20-minute session. There are 45 chapters with over 15 hours of vital information. In our series of episodes for the category about your mind, we’ll focus on thinking skills, attitude, motivation, and improving brain function. Our series on the naked body concerns nutrition and fitness. We’ll also discuss your financial health, since it takes money to live an extra 30 or 40 years. And, with the series on spirit, some of our best-sellers have spent lifetimes discovering the power of faith and belief with our connection to our life plan and purpose.   Download the accompanying reference guide.  

©2018 Nightingale-Conant (P)2018 Nightingale-Conant

Available on Audible
Cover art for A Thousand Names for Joy

A Thousand Names for Joy

21 ratings

Summary

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. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry. Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching, selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is an audiobook that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for 20 years, ever since she "woke up to reality" one morning in 1986, has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago. With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it and feel it in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.

©2007 Byron Kathleen Mitchell (P)2007 Random House Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for I Need Your Love, Is That True?

I Need Your Love, Is That True?

13 ratings

Summary

In Loving What Is, best-selling author Byron Katie introduced thousands of people to her simple and profound method of finding happiness through questioning the mind. Now, I Need Your Love, Is That True? examines a universal, age-old source of anxiety: our relationships with others. In this groundbreaking book, Katie helps you question everything you have been taught to do to gain love and approval. In doing this, you discover how to find genuine love and connection. The usual advice offered in self-help books and reinforced by our culture advocates a stressful, all-consuming quest for love and approval. We are advised to learn self-marketing and manipulative skills: how to attract, impress, seduce, and often pretend to be something we aren't. This approach doesn't work. It leaves millions of walking wounded, those who, having failed to find love or appreciation, blame themselves and conclude that they are unworthy of love. I Need Your Love, Is That True? helps you illuminate every area in your life where you seem to lack what you long for most; the love of your spouse, the respect of your child, a lover's tenderness, or the esteem of your boss. Through its penetrating inquiry, you will quickly discover the falseness of the accepted ways of seeking love and approval, and also of the mythology that equates love with need. Using the method in this book, you will inquire into painful beliefs that you've based your whole life on, and be delighted to see them evaporate. Katie shows you how unraveling the knots in the search for love, approval, and appreciation brings real love and puts you in charge of your own happiness.

©2005 Byron Katie (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Byron Katie
Author: Byron Katie
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
Cover art for Your Inner Awakening

Your Inner Awakening

41 ratings

Summary

No matter how much money, status, professional success, or other types of external security one may have, very few people experience true joy and personal freedom. Byron Katie knows this reality too well. In the midst of a "normal and successful" life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage and despair. Then, one morning in 1986, out of the blue, she had a sudden, profound insight into how the mind works. As a result, a bedridden, suicidal woman became filled with love for everything life brings. Katie developed a simple yet powerful method of inquiry, called The Work, that helped make this transformation practical. In this program, you will learn how to use The Work for yourself. You'll discover that, contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once you have investigated it, the thought lets go of you. The Work's four powerful questions and turnaround (which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe) have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. In Your Inner Awakening Byron Katie will teach you this revolutionary process so that you can use it to question and undo any stressful thought that keeps you from experiencing mental clarity. Eventually you may find, as so many others have, that peace and joy flow into every area of your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2005 Byron Katie (P)2005 Nightingale Conant

Narrator: Byron Katie
Author: Byron Katie
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible