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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2008
This is a lovely book of quotations from Byron Katie. For those new to her she is a woman who teaches a simple process of inquiry called The Work, which is basically about questioning the thoughts that are causing your suffering and changing your life as a result. Katie believes that the only thing that causes a person any pain in the moment is an unquestioned thought. You can see Katie helping people with inquiry on her website. ([...]) It is like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but more radical. For those who are already familiar with The Work this book of quotations is a nice reminder of the wisdom and clarity of the author and what freedom awaits on the other side of inquiry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A friend lent me this book in Danish, so I read it in that language. It is a collection of selected texts from the work of Byron Katie.

I've previously read this author's book "Loving what is" and much appreciated it.

It is Katie's view that the world would be transformed for the better, were we all to use the Work - her method of posing ourselves the following four questions whenever we have a problematic thought:

1) Is it true?
2) Can you really know that it is true?
3) How do you react when you believe that thought?
4) Who would you be without that thought?

When you've asked yourself these questions, try finding opposites to the sentence you wrote/your problematic thought. For example, if your problem is "My husband doesn't listen to me", try saying "My husband listens to me", "I don't listen to myself" and "I don't listen to my husband".

Katie's basic premise is that the universe does not make mistakes. This means that whatever happens is what was supposed to happen, what needs to happen. Thus everything that happens to you or anybody else is good, even though your baby dies, your legs get chopped off or everyone in your village is massacred (note , she doesn't use these latter two examples in the book). However, for some Katie's statements are provocative.

When a suitcase falls on top of Katie's head when she's sitting in a plane, she says it "felt like a kiss". She continues "How could I know that I needed a bang on the head? Because that was what I got!"

Katie tells us that everyone in one's life, everyone one encounters (everybody in the world, actually) is God in disguise, and will show you all you need to see. When you see your partner as God, your work with The Work will be simple.

The worst loss you have ever experienced is the greatest gift you can get.

All our thoughts are projections. We are the only one here. There are no others here. This world doesn't even exist.

The book consists of small extracts from other books, and thus can seem a bit disjointed, but the extracts all have the same theme of questioning one's thoughts. There were quite a few parts of the book that didn't seem to me to make sense. This may have had to do with the Danish translation, but then again Katie herself writes somewhere in the book that many have told her that some of what she says is nonsense, and she seems to admit that sometimes she talks "nonsense" or what could be construed as such.

In the books Katie discusses some of her own problems with her offspring. Now however both her children are doing the Work.

I felt good while reading the book because I kept being reminded of how to let go of difficult situations by accepting the reality of things. Katie's work has the same precept as that of David R. Hawkins, among others - to let go of resistance and love everything, accept everything. When you do this, it is possible for healing to occur.

I recommend that you read the book - it will help you to manage your life with acceptance and joy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 September 2014
Byron Katie is open and insightful. Being able to deal with your thoughts through difficult times can be the make or break of you. She speaks in a down to earth manner so that you can grasp what you need with insight. Thoughts, I have come to understand, are everything and Byron gives you plenty to think about.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Buy this book! Its addictive! Byron Katie is a beautiful woman on the inside as well as on the outside, she speaks from the heart, and by working on yourself and doing 'The Work' as explained in her book you can truly transform the way you view the world and see how it truly is our own thoughts that create the world we live in, this book is magical in a down to earth way. I am now reading another of her books and am on the look out for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 June 2014
This book will help you to get through any difficult situation and there will be nothing you will fear any more. It gave me strength while I was looking after my ill mother and it gave me peace after her death.
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on 11 July 2015
I nearly put " a really thought provoking read"...but that would be totally inappropriate! Byron Katie : what an INTERESTING author. Definitely worth reading if you are interested in looking at life questioningly.
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on 8 January 2014
Excellent book but challenging on every level. Only read if yr head is clear haha.never lotto finish it. Not an easy read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2009
This book is full of quotes that makes you think about it. When you read it it is so clean and jusfull. I must thank Katie for writing this book because it is absolutly wonderfull.

Love
Peter
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2014
It does (if you do question your thinking) what it says on the can! I trained as a certified facilitator of this method, and that's because I found it works.
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on 20 October 2014
Would use again.
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