Mikael about his first meeting with Byron Katie:
In the late 90s I went through a messy time private. A friend gave me a tape with The Work of Byron Katie. It was so fascinating to listen when someone got help to question their thoughts and experience the difference it made, I threw myself on a plane and took me to Amsterdam, where she was at that moment. When I stepped into the hall where the event was held, it was perhaps a thousand people who sat and listened, and Byron Katie just asked: ”Who wants to do The Work?”. I screamed: ”I want to do The Work!"And Byron Katie said, in his sedate, warm and humorous manner: ”Yes, he really wants to do The Work!”
Then she helped me to examine the performance "my girlfriend would not leave me for another" and it became perfectly clear to me that I was the one who created my suffering when I thought of the tanks. After experiencing the deep pain when I thought my happiness and unhappiness depended on what somebody else did, I was now directed back to myself - it was a total redemption.
After Byron Katie became a close friend and guide, and I invited her to Sweden many times to allow more people to take part in The Work. I feel so grateful to Katie to our firstborn daughter carries her name - it may say something?
Do not miss the opportunity to spend a full day with Byron Katie at the China Theater 6 and 7 July! She is one of the greatest living spiritual teachers and inspirers. The Work is a simple, but still extremely radical method of getting to the heart of things… Read more and watch videos on the event page.
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