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Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life | [Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell]

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. 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.
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Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a 10-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 is.

Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You'll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work's power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible.

©2002 Byron Kathleen Mitchell; (P)2002 Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

"With warm and nicely chosen interventions with audience members, the authors demonstrate the essentials of accepting realities in others we can't change. It's a hard-charging message, at times relentless, that will shake up any listeners whose lives are held up because of nagging blame or anger toward others." (AudioFile)

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    Margaret Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States 03-05-13
    Margaret Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States 03-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to Loving What Is again? Why?

    Yes. very intersting and diferent than anything I have heard before.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Loving What Is?

    Listening to her question people in the class


    Have you listened to any of Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. All are good. Most of the other ones are speechs not books.


    What did you learn from Loving What Is that you would use in your daily life?

    Teachs you to look at your self differently and accept things the way they are.


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    Handlowiec 01-31-13
    Handlowiec 01-31-13
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    "As good or better than the book"
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    It seems so interesting that such a simple idea (4 questions) could be so powerful. I really enjoyed the book and thought the audio program would be nice to have for the drive to work. I thought the audio program was going to be the author reading the book, but it was wonderful that it was people speaking live as Katie takes them through the 4 questions. Don't let this simple idea (4 questions) stop you from taking in this material...."Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." — Albert Einstein

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    Richard SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 12-20-12
    Richard SCOTTSDALE, AZ, US 12-20-12
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    "Life changing book! A must "listen" or read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Loving What Is to be better than the print version?

    Katie's delivery is unbelievably entertaining and easy to understand. The content in this book is life altering. If you only listen to one self help / self improvement book the rest of your life... this is it.

    Really! It's that good.


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    Scott Lisbon, ME, United States 10-08-12
    Scott Lisbon, ME, United States 10-08-12
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    Would you listen to Loving What Is again? Why?

    Yes, because there is so much information it is hard to get it all in one reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relaxed way the book flows.


    What does Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    For someone who has trouble reading it makes it easier to follow the information.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it has information that was recommended for me to read. I was also told to read parts at a time to get a better feel for the information.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12
    C. Hoyt Glen Burnie, MD 08-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    "life changing"
    What did you love best about Loving What Is?

    Other than my wife occasionally getting annoyed with my "is that true" replies, this book has brought much peace.


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    Maureen Dillon Beach, CA, United States 08-08-12
    Maureen Dillon Beach, CA, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2008
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    "So great and easy to apply to real life!"

    The Work perfectly aligns with my beliefs and gives me the simple tools I was looking for to apply in real life situations. I can't stop talking about this book and have recommended it to all my friends. Fantastic!!

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    Sanjeev Singapore, Singapore 07-19-12
    Sanjeev Singapore, Singapore 07-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Loving What Is the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the various dialogs from different people that gave me a better understanding on the work


    What other book might you compare Loving What Is to and why?

    The Power Of Now,
    Reality is the present moment


    What does Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her Explanation


    What did you learn from Loving What Is that you would use in your daily life?

    reality rules, believe in thoughts. I did not see it before, that my thoughts are just thoughts
    and its when you believe them (Negative ones) thats when suffering appears


    Any additional comments?

    Simple yet profound,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven J Caruso 06-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A must for anyone wanting to end suffering"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Loving What Is to be better than the print version?

    I absolutely loved this book. It was a life changer for me. Byron Katie has given me a tool that I can use to end my suffering. I have spent the past year reading over a 100 books (some of them great), and there was always something missing for me. I didn't know how to make my life as wonderful as the lives that were being painted in so many books about living in the now. Byron Katie's, "The Work," is exactly what I needed. Every time a stressful thought appears, I ask 4 questions and turn it around. It is so simple and so powerful. This audiobook was also a very effective format, with a brief introduction of the process followed by real examples of people going through their situations using the questioning technique. It was more valuable for me to hear those people dive into their thoughts than just having the technique explained.


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    Terry Edwards, CO, United States 04-02-12
    Terry Edwards, CO, United States 04-02-12
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    "Difficult, but worthy approach to self-development"
    What made the experience of listening to Loving What Is the most enjoyable?

    People interviewed and process of turnaround.


    What does Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The blending of the two helped me better understand this difficult human process.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Loving What Is?

    Awareness and Turnaround


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NJ Mac BOISE, ID, United States 01-02-12
    NJ Mac BOISE, ID, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2012

    Enjaymac

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    "Great book."
    Where does Loving What Is rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a fabulous book. Katie talks the listener through the process of inquiry addressing so many different thought processes. I could sit and listen to Katie for hours. She has such an endearing way of working with people and helping them work through their thoughts. Great book. Great author.


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