Why Write It Down?

12.18.2015 - By The Work of Byron Katie

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If you want freedom, Byron Katie says, write down your stressful thoughts. Self-inquiry depends on understanding exactly what your suffering is made of, Katie tells a man who teaches a class in journaling. Without that stable base, the ego wriggles out of direct examination. The Work begins with an inventory of stressful thoughts called a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet. Once the list is in place, one can examine the truth of your beliefs without being sidetracked into defense or justification. 'You're the one who wrote down these thoughts,' Katie says. 'The ego can’t deny it.' Katie praises journaling as a kindred way of getting to the heart of one's troubles. What we see in journaling is thoughts such as 'I want, I need, they should, I shouldn't.' It's all there. The entire Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet will show up in journaling, so it's a powerful way of taking the first step toward understanding. Website: http://www.thework.com Webcasts: http://www.livewithbyronkatie.com Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/theworkofbk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theworkofbyr... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ByronKatie. copyright 2015 Byron Katie International, Inc. All rights reserved. For more information, visit thework.com.

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