Loving What Is

By Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell,

Book cover of Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Book description

Discover the truth hiding behind troubling thoughts with Byron Katie’s self-help classic.

In 2003, Byron Katie first introduced the world to The Work with the publication of Loving What Is. Nearly twenty years later, Loving What Is continues to inspire people all over the world to do The Work; to…

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2 authors picked Loving What Is as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book, and a couple of seminars with Byron Katie, really did change my life! I was stuck in negative thinking and couldn’t seem to get out of it. She offers a straightforward method to challenge your thoughts and turn them around to other possibilities. It‘s almost magical how your hurtful beliefs can be changed into accepting “the way it is” without the hurt.

Get this book and get some relief from whatever is bothering you. Truly.

From Geanne's list on self-help I wish I’d read sooner.

Like The Power of Now, this is a self-help book, and a brilliant justification of the idea that when we argue with reality, we always lose. Or, as Katie herself puts it, ‘We lose, but only 100% of the time.’ This book makes a superb and convincing argument for giving up thoughts like ‘This shouldn’t have happened/Things should be different’ (when they aren’t), and instead thinking more like: ‘I accept that this thing that I’m not happy about has happened — so now what? How might it have happened for my greatest benefit? How can I move on in a…

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