A Thousand Names for Joy

Byron Katie’s new book A Thousand Names for Joy came highly recommended, so we decided to check it out. Her husband, Steven Mitchell, has published books on the Tao Te Ching. He gave her one of the 81 “chapters” and then they came up with her take on it. We have 3 different translations of the Tao Te Ching, so we had fun picking out chapters and comparing all the different versions.

She has a very interesting story, but we have to admit that we liked her book Loving What Is better. Some of the entries seemed to have very little with the chapter topic. The few where she disagreed with the translation/philosophy of the Tao were interesting, but didn’t really seem like enough to hold a book together.

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