July 14, 2020

Summer Bonus 5:

The Four Questions & The Turnaround | Quick Dive

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Jessie Gebauer &

Joel Carlovsky

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Welcome to our fifth bonus episode of the summer on one of our Marigold Force Essentials: The Four Questions & The Turnaround.

At the Marigold Force, we always come back to Byron Katie's Four Questions & The Turnaround. We believe that you can’t be a strong, vital Marigold, educator, or human being without doing the work of inquiry. Byron Katie puts it like this: “All the suffering that goes on inside our minds is not reality, It's just a story we torture ourselves with.”


How do you do the Four Questions & the Turnaround? You write down your stressful thoughts, and then ask yourself the following four questions:

  • Question 1: Is it true?

  • Question 2: Can you absolutely know it's true?

  • Question 3: How do you react—what happens—when you believe that thought?

  • Question 4: Who would you be without the thought?

  • Question 5: How can you turn that thought around?

The "turnaround" gives you an opportunity to experience the opposite of what you believe. Once you have found one or more turnarounds to your original statement, you are invited to find at least three specific, genuine examples of how each turnaround is true in your life.

All the Good Stuff From the Episode

The 4 Questions & the Turnaround (Marigold Force Guide)

The Work of Byron Katie

The 4 Questions & the Turnaround (Byron Katie)

Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet

A Mind at Home with Itself

Code Switch: The Undocumented Americans

Antiracist Baby Picture Book