The 'four questions' are the core of what Byron
Katie calls "The Work". These are four simple questions that
you can apply to every thought and belief that you have and every situation
in which you find yourself.
The four questions are a useful tool to quickly see the
reality of a situation as it is rather than the way you think it is.
I do not recommend these four questions or "The Work" as
a substitute for Self-inquiry and Autolysis!
These are the four questions of Byron Katie:
- Is it true?
— Yes or no. If no, move to question 3.
- Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
— Yes or no.
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without the thought?
"The Little Book: An introduction to The Work of
Byron Katie" (PDF) is a comprehensive explanation of Byron
Katie's The Work and the four questions. You can open it and/or download
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