This is a book that is having a profound impact on my life. I referred to The Work in a recent email newsletter entitled Overcoming Overwhelm.
This book will challenge you to "Notice When Your Thoughts Argue with Reality"
"The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want."
This book will challenge you to "Stay In Your Own Business"
"I can find only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours, and God's (God means reality). Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of your own business. When you think, 'You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself,' I am in your business."
This book will challenge you to inquire about your thoughts.
"A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It's not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attachment to a thought means believing that it's true, without inquiring."
The application of The Work is endless. I am starting to use it in team building and leadership development programs, along with my executive and management retreats. I am using it in both my personal and professional work, and I think you will be fascinated by what you read in this book.