The Work (Byron Katie)

Philip Carter phil.carter at
Sat Apr 15 15:16:02 PDT 2017

Hey Ramu dude
Thanks for the gift of these questions, this posture, this attitude of fierce attention and inquiry.
I am exhaled, fresh breath comes, an uplifting of the spirit…
I’ve woken up. I’m ready for the day now. Thanks!
Phil Carter

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Subject: The Work (Byron Katie)

The Work by Byron Katie<>  uses the following reflective questions for self-exploration during the "who am I?" journey.

1. Is it true?

2. Can I absolutely know that it's true?

3. How do I react when you believe that thought?

4. Who would you be without the thought?

5. Turn the thought around

While I have been journaling  without discipline, I've had had challenges in really "turning the thought around" beyond (proverbially) expressing the aspiration on a printed / handwritten page. In other words, the "turnaround" (of a particular thought) didn't get installed, if you will, in the operating system of my overworked brain (using head more than heart).  For me, armchair talk therapy (solo) perhaps has its limitations.

I wondered how Moreno would reframe "the work" (questions above) in psychodrama whereby the desired turnaround does happen experientially. Sharing this perspective might be useful for "The Work" practitioners and expanding the curiosity and reach of psychodrama.  I maintain an interest in psychodrama.

Thanks for the knowledge sharing.

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