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Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Honeygrams 11-23-15
    Honeygrams 11-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved Loving what is!"

    Awesome book. I have been doing The Work for a long time. Now finally got to hear it from the source. Thank you Byron and Stephen! I loved the live cases added in. It added so much to the audio book to hear Byron's work with different individuals live.

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    Dana Hahn 11-11-15
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    "how to get the PDF that is mentioned in the book?"
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    Yes, I'm looking for the pdf mentioned in the audible version.


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    I like the concept of inquiry


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    Did Loving What Is inspire you to do anything?

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    please give directions on accessing the PDF.
    thank you

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    Franklin Hernandez Miami, FL 10-13-15
    Franklin Hernandez Miami, FL 10-13-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Freedom."

    Byron Katie is a testament of what surrendering means. She is peace incarnate and she brings us a simple way to get there in this audible. I simply loved it and and I have listened to it twice already.

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    Ron 10-03-15
    Ron 10-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    "What i wish i knew at 10"

    Sometimes hard to listen to because pain is difficult to hear but lige changing once you apply !

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    Pj Reviews 09-28-15
    Pj Reviews 09-28-15
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    "Oh, now I get it"
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    If you want to get Byron Katie, read this book first, not the others. Moreover, get the audio version, not the text. In text, she makes no sense and what sense she makes sounds frankly dangerous and irresponsible in places. The sample conversations on the audio version clarify things tremendously...they give you the ability to see (hear) what she's getting at and the purpose of these mental exercises. It makes more sense when you hear it in action.

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    Jennifer 09-28-15
    Jennifer 09-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "This is a Must Read"
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    This is very different than other books within the personal development genre. This book and "the work" described within will transform you.

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    Deborah Thomas 09-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful book. Life changing"

    If you have any issues your working through this book is a must read. I found listening to it is the best so you can hear Byrons interviews and get the full effect of her advice. This is my 3rd time listening to this audible.

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    Jeff 08-08-15
    Jeff 08-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant in its simplicity"

    The Work is life changing and immediately applicable because of its simplicity. I'll never look at problems the same way again.

    The best thing I've gained from this teaching are the lessons I receive every day from my wife and kids. The things they do used to drive me crazy until I was able to see myself in those actions. What really drives me crazy is that I am guilty of those same behaviors.

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    Nestinarka Denmark 08-03-15
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    "Great book!"

    I want to recommendet to every one WHO wants to live With Peace and Harmony :-)

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    Claudia Donovan 07-23-15
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    "A new way to perceive things, do yourself a favor."

    This is a book for anyone in pain that is sick and tired of struggling.
    Listening instead of reading helped me digest her thoughts with much greater clarity.

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