What Exactly Is The Work of Byron Katie? + Doing The Work on “I’m Not Good Enough”

In this first episode of the Wiggle Room Podcast, we start from the beginning: “What exactly is The Work of Byron Katie?” I love how this simple, meditative practice of self-inquiry brings me back to peace no matter what is going on. But what exactly is it?

Timeline

0:00 — Intro
1:51 — Question: “Is The Work a Way of Avoiding Problems?”
9:13 — Inquiry: “I’m not good enough – I should work more hours, is it true?”
28:43 — Newsletter: “What Exactly Is The Work?”
55:58 — Outro

Open Session Recording

The dialogues and questions in the first half of this episode are taken from one of my weekly Open Sessions. You can also be a participant in Open Sessions each week to do The Work with me or ask your questions.

Listen as someone does The Work on the thought, “I’m not good enough.” This is an unedited recording so you can experience how I do The Work in real life with any stressful thought that comes up.

Once you’ve heard the dialogue, then we’ll go over the details of what The Work of Byron Katie actually is.

Newsletter Text

In the second half of the recording, I read my article, “What Exactly is The Work?” During the reading, I add new things that come to mind in addition to the text I wrote. 

I also encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter to get new articles like this one each week. 

Bonus Videos

If you prefer video, you can watch the following sections of the podcast in HD video.

Become Fluent in The Work of Byron Katie

If you enjoy listening or watching as participants go through the process of doing The Work, you may find that this form of meditation is a match for you. Doing The Work yourself brings this experience to a whole new level.

Want to learn how to hold yourself and others in this meditative practice? Take The Work 101, my nine-week (or nine-month) online course for learning and deepening your practice of The Work. Or join us for a weekend virtual retreat.