Here is an analogy.
Imagine the Four Questions as a daisy flower.
Put a daisy in a gold and diamond studded vase, with expert lighting.
Photographs of that daisy, enhanced by all the props, will
make that flower seem special.
Photograph at that same flower at noon blooming among thousands like it
in some vacant lot, with a few crumpled beer cans alongside.
Photos of a daisy in that setting, in natural light will make that
flower look quite different.
For Byron Katie to manifest what she wants, she has much more, very much
more than the Four Questions.
Her target audience is led to trust and believe that using the Four Questions'
will give them what Byron Katie claims to possess, and the success that
But...Byron Katie controls a multitude of techniques and resources that
her target audience do not see.
* She has been in this line of work for a very long time, long
before the Cockroach Story.
Earlier books by Byron Katie - Cry in the Desert
Losing the Moon
* Photographs of BK.
Go to this thread and read about 'sparkly eyes' technique.
(Note: Another thing to do: See if you can match BK's expression
and posture as depicted in her portrait photos. Use a mirror
and duplicate BK's posture and expression and the way she curls her
fingers underneath her chin. Is this easy for you to do? How long
can you hold this position?
Wardrobe consultants, make up artists and superb hair stylists.
* Dedicated volunteers who donate labor for free.
For more, read here:
* Years of practice in public speaking. BK's delivery seems down to earth,
spontaneous, demotic and democratic. But the truth is, she has spent'
years learning rhetoric and public speaking skills. This takes time and money
* The skills needed to locate good settings for retreats, the knowledge
needed to manage people, both the unpaid volunteers and the paying subjects,
scheduling, what to do to keep them busy. One does not get this skill by being
'enlightened' -- one learns this as a businessperson.
* How to hire people to manage one's investments.
All this makes the Four Questions seem magical.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/12/2015 10:50PM by corboy.