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Loving What Is

Byron Katie

5 mins

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Love reality as it is, no 'buts' or 'what ifs', Loving What Is gives us four simple questions to turn around our negative thoughts, change how we react to the events and people that stress us out, and thus end our own suffering.


Loving What Is

Loving What Is

by Byron Katie


One morning, author Byron Katie had a profound realization that changed her life. At 43 years old, after a 10-year struggle with rage, anxiety and depression, she woke up knowing that she only suffered if she believed her own thoughts. If she didn't, there was no suffering. What's left is joy and gratitude to be alive, and she's been teaching that ever since.

She's taught the process, which she calls "The Work", to millions of people over the past three decades. Today, we can master it too.

Favorite quote

I am a lover of what is, not because I'm a spiritual person, but because it hurts when I argue with reality.

- Byron Katie

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