New Age: Four Questions to Inner Peace

Two chairs face each other on a stage, separated by a table filled with sunflowers, candles and a box of tissues to catch any tears. In one chair sits a member of the audience; in the other, Byron Katie, 58, a divorced grandmother with white hair and sparkling blue eyes. In sessions of her popular self-awareness program, called simply the Work, the charismatic Katie acts as a combination mystical guide, wisecracking therapist and knowing parent.

To whatever is upsetting a person--"My husband doesn't understand me," for example--Katie poses four questions: Is your problem true? Can you really know it's true? Can...

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