Loving What Is

Four Questions That Will Change Your Life

Would you like to end your own suffering? Suffering comes in many forms: Anxiety, bitterness, frustration, depression, worry, annoyance and hate just to name a few! Byron Katie uses “The Work” to help YOU wake up to your own suffering and shows you how to actively work to end it. This book is very special to me personally. I first read Loving What Is when I was 18. Ameya was a newborn and I had just left an abusive relationship. It was one of the most emotionally challenging time of my life. Loving What Is became a beacon of light, guiding me back to my true self.  YOU too, can experience life-enhancing changes by using “The Work” in your life!

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“What I love about The Work is that it allows you to go inside and find your own happiness, to experience what already exists within you, unchanging, immovable, ever-present, ever-waiting. No teacher is necessary. You are the teacher you’ve been waiting for. You are the one who can end your own suffering.  I often say, “Don’t believe anything I say.” I want you to discover what’s true for you, not for me. Still, many people have found the following principles to be helpful for getting started in The Work.”

~ Byron Katie from Loving What Is


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Byron Katie

Byron Katie has one job: to show people how to stop suffering. When Katie appears, lives change.

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.

The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.

Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than twenty-five years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.” Time magazine calls Katie “a spiritual innovator for the new millennium.”

Byron Katie’s six books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, and A Thousand Names for Joy. For more information, visit thework.com.

At thework.com, you will find free materials to download, audio and video clips, a schedule of events, a free helpline, and much more.

Bio From Byron Katie’s Website thework.com

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Kasey Lennon

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