> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407026329
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

A Thousand Names For Joy

How To Live In Harmony With The Way Things Are




From Byron Katie, author of the hugely successful LOVING WHAT IS, a simple, straightforward method of achieving inner peace by finding joy in the way things are.

Inspired by the 'Tao Te Ching', this is Byron Katie's inspiring and pragmatic approach to achieving an awakened mind and living more simply and profoundly. Using the template of the 81 chapters of the 'Tao Te Ching' she talks about her own experience of living in harmony with the way things are, and and the difference between what hurts and what doesn't.
Katie has written two books that teach how suffering can be relieved by questioning the thoughts that create it, the thoughts that argue with reality. This questioning takes courage and, in this her third book, she gives readers profound encouragement by showing them the freedom and love that live on the other side of self-inquiry.
Many people believe that although enlightenment was attainable thousands of years ago by a few great saints or ascetics, such a state is out of reach of anyone living in the modern world, let alone themselves. This richly detailed account has the ability to change that belief.
Katie's comments on life, and how to live it, are profound, vibrant, funny and crystal clear and all rooted in the familiar circumstances of everyday life.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407026329
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Authors

Byron Katie

Since 1992, Byron Katie has been teaching hundreds of thousands of people ‘The Work’ at free public events, in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, battered women’s facilities, schools and other places. She is the author of 3 bestselling books: Loving What Is, I Need Your Love – Is That True? and A Thousand Names for Joy. www.thework.com

Stephen Mitchell

Her co-author, Stephen Mitchell, is the author of many books including The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Gilgamesh, The Second Book of the Tao. www.stephenmitchellbooks.com


Related titles