Loving What Is

Loving What Is

Four Questions That Can Change your Life

eBook - 2002
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Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and "The Work." In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work. The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, "It's not the problem that causes our suffering; it's our thinking about the problem." Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it...
Publisher: New York : Harmony, 2002
ISBN: 9781400045464
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Stephen 1943-
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Sep 06, 2016

This book came recommended but I wouldn't do the same. Interesting to read but the format reads as a "script" from a talk show and is a repetitive narrative so doesn't really go anywhere. Read one chapter you've pretty much read the book.....there are much better books out there to invest time in.

Jul 28, 2016

This book is not a substitute for therapy, but its simple method is a great way to help people in mental pain think about their emotions in a different way, and start dealing with them

Mar 07, 2016

This book is utter garbage. Read at your own risk.

It is pseudo therapy created by a woman with no therapeutic credentials and a one-size fits all solution.

Watch out for victim blaming, there's loads of it.

Sick and twisted.


This article sums up the numerous flaws in Katie's logic.

If you are looking for books about dealing with abuse, look at the work of Patricia Evans and Lundy Bancroft.


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Aug 24, 2012

"Judge you neighbor, write it down, ask four questions turn it around."

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