Book Review of “Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life”

This book really changed my life. I discovered the way I think about things is unhelpful and destructive to myself and those around me. Now, when I find myself getting angry or frustrated with a situation, I think about Byron Katie’s Four Questions and I proceed in a much calmer, wiser way. As a result, I’ve gotten a better job, a nicer boyfriend, and I am successfully repairing relations with my estranged mother.

I’ve told all my friends to read this book too. At first, many of them were angry with me for talking about a lot of self-help, but a few of my friends really understood me and the Questions and now we go out for drinks together every Saturday night (and sometimes Thursday too, for Happy Hour and 5$ burger night), where we talk about other books and things we can do to change our lives. One of my friends wants to start her own tailoring business, and another of my friends is going to leave his stupid girlfriend any day now.

Generally I don’t read very many books but I’m sure glad I read this one. If I could say anything to Byron Katie, I would give her a big hug and tell her “Thank you!” Loving What Is makes me want to be a better person and I think I am becoming better day by day. It just takes a lot of caring and hard work.

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