Discover the truth hiding behind troubling thoughts and become free from suffering with Byron Katie's self-help classic.
In 2003, Byron Katie introduced the world to "The Work" with the publication of Loving What Is. The Work is simply a series of 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 shows readers step by step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for themselves. In this revised edition, readers will enjoy seven new "dialogues," or real examples of Katie doing The Work with people to discover the root cause of their suffering. Readers will see people work their way through a broad range of human problems, learning freedom through the very thoughts that had caused their suffering--thoughts such as "My husband betrayed me" or "My mother doesn't love me enough." To do The Work, readers must ask themselves these four questions about a troubling thought:
• Is it true?
• Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
• How do you react when you think that thought?
• Who would you be without that thought?
By listening to the answers they find inside themselves, they can open their minds to profound, spacious, and life-transforming insights.
About the Author:
Byron Katie experienced what she calls "waking up to reality" in 1986, and since then she has introduced The Work to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. In addition to her public events, she has introduced The Work into business settings, universities, schools, churches, prisons, and hospitals.
Stephen Mitchell's many books include the best-selling Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad Gita, The Gospel According to Jesus, Meetings with the Archangel, and The Frog Prince.