The usual advice offered in self-help books and reinforced by our culture advocates a stressful, all-consuming quest for love and approval. We are advised to learn self-marketing and manipulative skills: how to attract, impress, seduce, and often pretend to be something we aren't. This approach doesn't work. It leaves millions of walking wounded, those who, having failed to find love or appreciation, blame themselves and conclude that they are unworthy of love.
I Need Your Love, Is That True? helps you illuminate every area in your life where you seem to lack what you long for most; the love of your spouse, the respect of your child, a lover's tenderness, or the esteem of your boss. Through its penetrating inquiry, you will quickly discover the falseness of the accepted ways of seeking love and approval, and also of the mythology that equates love with need. Using the method in this book, you will inquire into painful beliefs that you've based your whole life on, and be delighted to see them evaporate. Katie shows you how unraveling the knots in the search for love, approval, and appreciation brings real love and puts you in charge of your own happiness.
©2005 Byron Katie; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Katie's chatty style and her use of detailed dialogues and simple exercises will make many readers feel transformation is inevitable." (Publishers Weekly)
This book helped me to stop living in fear and hurt and live in peace instead.
I love the part where I realized how much I seek approval for everything I do.
I learned that I don't need to have approval from anyone to live a happy and peaceful life.
That I get to choose how to live my life. I can let people be who they are and I can be who I am.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to be happy without placing blame on anyone.
Words cannot describe how life changing this book really is. I cannot thank the Universe enough for bringing it to me...I have since been working on Truth for my thoughts and myself, and I know this could not of come from Katie or anyone else, but a higher understanding So needed for our world.
I enjoyed hearing more about "the work" which I was introduced to in "Loving What Is". I didn't like it quite as much as the "Loving What Is". It does not have actual sessions with Katie like Loving What is does which makes a big difference. None the less, if you are interested in "The Work" it is still a good resource.
Wish this were required reading in high school... it would save us from so much unnecessary pain and suffering. There are so many golden nuggets in this book!
Great advice. Great story. This stuff just makes sense. If you're looking to better your ability to find happiness from within, this book is it.
Not many characters, but Katie I guess would be the best character.
This book made me think, and re-think in positive ways thoughts I've believed for so long that have had extremely negative consequences for myself.
Read this book. It's worth the time.
I can't get over how enlightening your work is!!! I listened to two of your books in two days. It's helping me deal with the moving away of my daughter and the way I look at my whole life and the whole world. I can change my beliefs. Even change the way I cope with being bipolar. I can now actually say to myself that I'm glad I have mental illness. That's amazing in itself. I don't fear being found out now. Another stress removed. I'm still not going to advertise it but I'm not going to hide and isolate either as much somehow.
This book provides you with a powerful skill of finding those responses you were always looking for outside while you weren't aware that you are the only responsible for your own life.
I have read this book several times. This week I returned to it to help me get through a disturbance I had with my co workers, it gave me the outlook I needed on the situation. What a relief! The mind is often messed up and I just have to question it with Katie's method.
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