Byron Katie was severely depressed and had been suffering for many years. Then one morning she woke up and noticed a shift in her awareness. She found out that her thoughts are not who she truly was. She also discovered that by asking four simple questions she could investigate her thoughts and find out if they are true or false.
Loving What Is, Byron Katie’s first book, explains the process of asking these four questions on stressful thoughts. Loving What Is is full with dialogues between Byron Katie and people touching different topics. From work and money to problems with relationships, these simple questions can bring troubling thoughts back into reality:
- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know that it’s true?
- How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without the thought?
This self-inquiry process, called “The Work” ends with turning the stressful thought around.
I had the pleasure of seeing Byron Katie and The Work at a live event and she is truly amazing. The beauty of this simple process is that is shows that most stressful thoughts are not real and made up in the mind. Please visit Katie’s site, http://thework.com for further information and lots of free stuff.