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A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie
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Apr 04, 2008

really liked it
Read in February, 2008

This is a book where the main message is slightly encumbered by the presentation. The author reflects on the Tao Te Ching to varying degrees of effectiveness.

The underlying message, though, is extremely important. The mind is a wonderful tool but a terrible master. Byron Katie is trying in her books to offer a protocol for breaking the tyranny of the mind which, by its nature, is changeful in the extreme and intent on being justified, even if it does not reflect reality.

So this book is worth reading, but be prepared to do some sifting to get at the main message. If you find Katie's protocol for inquiry helpful, take a look at this worksheet ( which structures the protocol in a more straightforward fashion.

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