Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

  • Three Rivers Press

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 freed

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  • 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Not Loving This, February 3, 2017
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    Lindley Craig (Singapore, Singapore) –
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    We did Love What Is as part of a motivational book group and after the first few chapters I wasn’t keen on reading the remainder of the book. Thankfully, a lot of other people agreed with me. As a group we decided to persevere through another two chapters. The group didn’t make it. We unanimously voted to stop the book and start something else. It’s great that Byron Katie found peace in her life through her methodology. It isn’t for everyone though.
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  • 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Be ready to discard what you think you know…, December 8, 2016
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    Chris B

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    I’ve been in and around “The Rooms” over twenty years. I’ve been in and around councilors longer than that. Most people wouldn’t be as honest, I’m hoping to help someone with this, so judge if you want. Anyway, the presentation of this material is very clear– incisive, really. Very little of any knowledge is “new”, but often presented differently. There are stripes of many things in the wisdom in this book– it is very easy to read, and not for the faint of heart, if you’re comfortable living in illusions and beliefs that you think serve you. If your in pain, are they really? Stress, angry, depression, etc. There are many ways to a better place. Byron Katie’s work is a solid one. I love the simplicity of it, the power in it. It isn’t entirely new to me, but the way she does it is. If you are truly willing, and committed to seeking the Truth about yourself, this will help you get there. Denial is more comfortable, yes. For a while, but not forever. I encourage you to explore what lies in this book and see for yourself.
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  • 106 of 111 people found the following review helpful
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    Loving and Ending Suffering, November 18, 2014
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    Kyle

    Suffering comes in all shapes and sizes, but one of the key components of suffering is often fear. I have often experienced fear and anxiety in a variety of situations, even though I knew my worries were unfounded and irrational. I often ruminated on my problems to the point where I felt like I was constantly having an anxiety attack. I turned to things like alcohol and other drugs to keep my mind off the problem at hand, but that only delayed the inevitable. When I would sober up, the problem was still there and I would have not made any progress on solving it. This book details a simple, step-by-step guide on how to go through “The Work” toward healing and ending suffering. It has literally been a lifesaver for me. It is practical and actionable, and I use these methods in my everyday life.

    I also found 21 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy. It is a book that is just as practical and actionable as Loving What Is, but it takes a slightly different approach. It posits that giving up concepts and ideas is the best way to achieve happiness. Using advice in this book along with “The Work,” I have been able to clear my head and focus on my goals. I no longer worry about what other people think, and I’ve started planning my life more around concrete goals and less around the aimless wander. 21 Thing You Should Give Up To Be Happy talks about the “aimless wander” as one thing you should give up. My anxiety was always on high alert, but it didn’t need to be!

    I’m glad I found these two books, because I’ve been to produce much more positive effects throughout my life. I am working toward my goals and my mind is more stress-free than it’s ever been. Neither of these books offer new age mumbo jumbo. They are written by real people with real life experience who have been able to construct effective action plans that work for a wide variety of individuals. I am just one success story in a sea of others.

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