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Byron Katie, the Inquirist

Byron Katie

Scott London

An interview with with the founder of The Work and author of numerous best-selling books Byron Katie.

Elizabeth Marglin interviewed five spiritual teachers who will change the way you think about spirituality. Here is her talk with founder of The Work and author of numerous best-selling books Byron Katie. Reality is always kinder than the story we tell about it. —Byron Katie EM: How did you become involved on the spiritual path? BK: In 1986, as I lay sleeping on the floor of the halfway house (I didn’t think I deserved a bed), a cockroach crawled over my foot, and I woke up. All my misery, all my delusions, were gone. I woke up with no I, no world, and laughter just pouring out of my mouth. There was nothing but a joy that has never left me, not for a single moment. I realized that when I believed my stressful thoughts I suffered, and that when I didn’t believe them I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. On the spiritual path, there is much talk about the lover and the beloved, and the separation of the two as the cause of suffering. How do you define the beloved? In reality, there is never any separation. The only separation possible is w …

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