Hello Dear ATS members and visitors.
We will be meeting again on May 13 from 10 am to noon. The theme will be working with Byron Katie’s “Work” to free ourselves from polarized thinking. I will be sharing a video of Byron Katie doing the Work with someone who struggles with Donald Trump. Then we will discuss the video and do our own work with “The Work.” Even if you have used this technique, I think you will find this gathering useful.
Here’s a description of Byron Katie’s “work”:
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 deal with 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.
Also, if you haven’t yet signed up for the all day (10-4) Amoda Maa Intensive on June 17, please do so soon if you can. It will be amazing! (Please read the last blog post to learn more.)