In this episode of the Wiggle Room Podcast, a woman picks an everyday situation to do The Work, her husband offering her the choice between lemonade or juice. I love these kinds of seemingly benign situations for doing The Work. They provide the perfect forum for seeing the mind and opening new ways of being. “Trivial,” everyday situations are my favorite.
0:00 — Intro
2:52 — Inquiry: “I don’t want him to worry about pleasing me.”
33:00 — Newsletter: “When Doing The Work, Does it Matter Whose Business You’re In?”
40:59 — Outro
The dialogue in the first part of this episode is taken from one of my weekly Open Sessions. You can be a participant each week in Open Sessions to do The Work with me or ask your questions. This is an unedited recording so you can have the complete experience of starting with a stressful situation and then moving through The Work of Byron Katie (4 Questions and Turnarounds).
In the second part of the recording, you’ll hear me reading the newsletter article, When Doing The Work, Does it Matter Whose Business You’re In? This is a common hesitation when doing The Work. I find that people often leave insightful turnarounds on the table because they are afraid of “getting into the other person’s business.” See what I mean in the article I read.
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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.
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