Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
- Author: Byron Katie And Stephen Mitchell
- Pub Date: December 23, 2003
- Page count: 321
- ISBN 10: 9781400045372
- Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie is a simple, straightforward and easy-to-read self-help book that helps readers avoid the unnecessary suffering they bring to themselves by simply responding to four simple questions.
In this book, Katie shares her own journey with trauma, suffering, and the incessant, disturbing thoughts of suicide. This book provides a process and tools available to readers to unleash the wellsprings of happiness in their lives. The Work is presented as one of the most powerful tools to take control of one’s life, embrace the moment, accept reality, and identify what absolutely matters in the moment.
Loving What Is provides actionable steps that readers can take to unlock their happiness and the author shares concrete examples from her work and the effect it has on others. This book provides insights into some of the deep-seethed and underlying beliefs behind the suffering that many people experience and how to transform such beliefs. While it is designed to be a working tool for readers experiencing emotional pain and psychological stress, it came across to me as a powerful reminder of some of the dread truths about life, to wit: that no one is responsibility to how we feel; that no one is responsible for our happiness, that our freedom depends entirely on our choices. We are responsible for our happiness and this is directly linked to how we relate to “reality.”
This book will help readers conquer their inner freedom by becoming authentic and accepting things as they are, for it is then that they can transform things around them. Byron Katie’s voice is powerful and compassionate and she writes with a simplicity that makes the message accessible to a wider audience. The quest for inner freedom, joy, and happiness is simplified in Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. It is revolutionary.
Reviewed by Jane Riley
Review Date: March 12, 2020