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A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are

Abridged Audiobook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: February 2007

Duration: 6 hours 24 minutes


In her first two books, Byron Katie showed how suffering can be ended by questioning the stressful thoughts that create it, through a process of self-inquiry she calls The Work. Now, in A Thousand Names for Joy, she encourages us to discover the freedom that lives on the other side of inquiry.
Stephen Mitchell–the renowned translator of the Tao Te Ching–selected provocative excerpts from that ancient text as a stimulus for Katie to talk about the most essential issues that face us all: life and death, good and evil, love, work, and fulfillment. The result is an audiobook that allows the timeless insights of the Tao Te Ching to resonate anew for us today, while offering a vivid and illuminating glimpse into the life of someone who for twenty years–ever since she “woke up to reality” one morning in 1986–has been living what Lao-tzu wrote more than 2,500 years ago.
With her stories of total ease in all circumstances, Katie does more than describe the awakened mind; she lets you see it, feel it, in action. And she shows you how that mind is yours as well.


  • Carolyn Tice

    This was a life-changer and I loved every minute! I appreciated Katie's tone, words, clarity, and calm!

  • Mandy Cebula

    Love love love this book!!!! A great audio book for those who want to find joy in their lives through means other than material possessions and/or through other people. It's also great in citing examples of "letting go". A wonderful book, enJOYed it immensely. Listened to it twice already.

Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are

by Stephen Mitchell, Byron Katie

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Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are, Stephen Mitchell, Byron Katie