Four Questions To Free You From Suffering

Suffering is part of the human condition. We create our own stories and believe them, however painful and untrue they may be. But it doesn’t have to be this way! We can find freedom from emotional, mental, and physical pain when we take the time to be quiet and ask some simple yet life-changing questions. I studied Buddhism for a long time and have always been interested in self-exploration. My guest on today’s episode, Byron Katie, has created a powerful shortcut for unpacking and slowing down the mental processes that cause suffering, and her work has been one of my greatest tools for personal inquisition and growth. I truly believe Byron’s work is a gift to humanity. Every one of us has had negative thoughts about ourselves and our lives that stem from an assumption. We had a weird interaction with someone. We didn’t get what we wanted. We are overwhelmed and stressed. We take on these things internally, let them dictate our worth, and live in pain. Byron explains what it means to do The Work and how asking ourselves four questions can profoundly shift our inner dialogue. Waking up to what is real and what is not is the ultimate freedom. It means feeling content, enjoying the present, and living an empowered life. Doing The Work is all about embracing your true nature. Byron and I talk about breaking the cycle of suffering using some of her free worksheets—you can start changing your life today. We also talk about the ego, the interplay of victimization and guilt, and how to approach the need to always be right. I’m so grateful to talk to Byron and share her wisdom with you in this episode. This episode is brought to you by Primal Kitchen, BiOptimizers, and Cozy Earth. Right now, Primal Kitchen is offering my community 20% off. Just go to primalkitchen.com and use the code DRHYMAN20 at checkout. BiOptimizers is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners 10% off your Magnesium Breakthrough order. Just go to magbreakthrough.com/hyman and use code HYMAN10 to receive this amazing offer. Nice bedding can feel like a big investment, so Cozy Earth makes it super easy to try out their products with a 30-day free trial and 10-year warranty. Plus, right now they are offering 40% off. Just go to cozyearth.com use the code HYMANPODCAST40 at checkout.
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