Martha Creek Presents “The Work” of Byron Katie
Jan 02, 2014 04:20PM
On January 25 and 26, Martha Creek will conduct a workshop leading participants through the processes involved in “The Work” using the teaching of Byron Katie, at Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota.
This is a simple and deeply transformative process that is helping people around the world approach their problems with clarity and inner peace. In The Work, we use our judgments about ourselves, others and life as starting points for self-realization. By letting the judging mind have its life on paper, we can discover through the mirror of those around us what we haven't yet realized about ourselves.
Although it has been compared to other spiritual and psychological systems – from Socrates’ questioning to the teachings of the Buddha and Zen Masters, to the 12-step program – The Work is completely original. It is not based on any previous method or tradition. It is neither philosophy nor religion, but a practical and experiential way to undo the painful beliefs that preoccupy our lives.
Byron Katie writes, “These exercises teach you to use The Work with increasing depth and precision and show you how it can function in every situation. After doing The Work on the people in your life, you’ll learn how to do it on the issues that cause you the most pain… You’ll also learn how to recognize the underlying beliefs that hide reality from your eyes, and how to work with the selfjudgments that upset you.”