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How Has The Work Helped You?

We spend a lot of time cultivating, but what are the fruits of our labor?

How Has The Work Helped You?

I have been doing The Work of Byron Katie (4 Questions and Turnarounds) regularly since 2007 and I have been facilitating others for as long. Here are a few benefits I’ve noticed in myself and in others over the years from this practice. 

  • Better relationships (partners, parents, children, co-workers, and relationships of all kinds) 
  • A feeling of less neediness in different situations 
  • Feeling more like oneself 
  • Feet on the ground 
  • More confidence 
  • Better able to stand up for oneself 
  • Moving through grief more quickly 
  • Better relationship with money 
  • Less fear 
  • Less need to control everything to feel safe 
  • Quicker to recover from emotional trauma 
  • More accepting of one’s own personality and limitations 
  • More courage to face health issues 
  • Less obsessive 
  • Able to see a bigger perspective 
  • More calmness 
  • Less worry 
  • More patience 
  • Relief from PTSD 
  • Freedom from addictive behaviors 
  • Greater ability to receive negative feedback 
  • Greater ability to receive compliments 
  • Better able to ask oneself what one wants 
  • Better able to communicate what one wants to others 
  • Better able to say no 
  • More creativity 
  • More fun 
  • More optimism

What Have You Noticed?

I’d love to hear your list of how The Work has helped you. 

Have a great week,

“Inquiry is more than a technique: It brings to life, from deep within us, an innate aspect of our being. When practiced for a while, inquiry takes on its own life within you. It appears whenever thoughts appear, as their balance and mate. This internal partnership leaves you free to live as a kind, fluid, fearless, amused listener, a student of yourself, and a friend who can be trusted not to resent, criticize, or hold a grudge.” Byron Katie, Loving What Is

Further reading: Why I Love The Work Of Byron Katie

Todd Smith has been doing The Work of Byron Katie on an almost daily basis since 2007. He is just as excited about this simple process of self-inquiry today as he was when he first came across it. He also enjoys writing about The Work, and training others in the subtleties of this meditative process. Join Todd for The Work 101 online course, private sessions, virtual retreats, and his ongoing Inquiry Circle group.