A Mind At Home With Itself

A Mind At Home With Itself

How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, And Turn Your World Around

Book - 2017
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Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katie's most anticipated work since Loving What Is

We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work since Loving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy.

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called "The Work." Byron Katie doesn't merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperCollins,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062651600
Characteristics: xxiv, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Stephen 1943-


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Apr 08, 2018

I love Byron Katie's "Work" but I feel she went a little over the top in this book. Although I understand the concepts she presents the language made her come across as a little "out there". "There is no self and no other. It's true that there is no truth and no non-truth. There are no separate things and no non-separate things..If you believe theres a world, you have two..." O.K. I grasp what she's saying but it all gets to be a little much, especially when she relates getting hand caught in juicer and marveling how beautiful the blood and crumpling fingers were. A few pearls in and amongst I guess.

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