I'm somewhat skeptical of the overall value of what this woman is teaching. While her method, which she calls The Work, may be helpful for deflating personal prejudices, it is hard to believe it is the cure-all for neurosis that it is apparently purported to be. The concept is sort of one-size-fits-all and does not take into account personality types, the complexity of mental illness or the presence of evil in human activities. What seems to be a spiritual teaching is spiced up with suspicious anecdotes where peace, love and understanding have apparently triumphed in the author's life. She is an extraordinary human being who has enjoyed an equally extraordinary life, if she is to be believed. And she is gifted with the kind of smothering albeit joyous extroverted personality that would send this introvert running for the exits. And while this book allegedly has something to do with Taoism, I imagine this woman might send Lao Tzu up the mountain in search of solitude, although Chuang Tzu might simply fall down laughing.
Deftly puts light on a common action of findind, or creating, a hater to hate. Always accompanied with self-satisfying righteousness we then wear on our sleeve. What a great burden for Katie to help us lift!
this one seemed to be on a different level, way more spiritual than practical like her usual work. I couldn't relate at all, and didn't like this book at all. I highly recommend her other books though, and they are great as audio books.
Exactly what I was looking for and many times more. And I happen to have studied with some of the most powerful spiritual teachers on the planet, and Katie has basically boiled everything that I've learned down to four steps. Absolutely nothing more powerful in book form. Thank you Katie!
Katie lives her philosophy. She explains it over and over through stories. She's made me not think about things and appreciate them as they are. The stories are what make this statement valuable. I'm may become a more centered and compassionate person as a result of this book.