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Who Would You Be Without Your Story? [NOOK Book]

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      This book is a collection of 15 dialogues that occurred throughout the United States and Europe with Byron Katie. Some of the people who worked with Katie have painful illnesses, others are lovelorn or in messy divorces. Some are simply irritated with a co-worker or worried about money. What they all have in common is a willingness to question, with Katie’s help, the painful thoughts that are the true cause of their suffering. In every case we see how Katie’s acute mind and ...

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Overview

      This book is a collection of 15 dialogues that occurred throughout the United States and Europe with Byron Katie. Some of the people who worked with Katie have painful illnesses, others are lovelorn or in messy divorces. Some are simply irritated with a co-worker or worried about money. What they all have in common is a willingness to question, with Katie’s help, the painful thoughts that are the true cause of their suffering. In every case we see how Katie’s acute mind and fierce kindness helps each person dismantle for themselves what is felt to be unshakable reality.

Although these dialogues make fascinating reading—some are both hilarious and deeply moving at once—they are intended primarily as teaching tools. Each took place in front of an audience, and Katie never lost connection with that audience, repeatedly reminding each person in the room to follow the dialogues inwardly, asking themselves the questions the participant must ask. The dialogue between Katie and these volunteers is an external enactment of precisely the kind of dialogue each person can have with their own thoughts. The results, even in the seemingly most dire situation, can be unimagined freedom and joy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401923617
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 348,578
  • File size: 519 KB

Meet the Author

Since 1986, Byron Katie has introduced The Work directly to millions of people throughout the world at free public events; in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, universities, and schools; at weekend intensives; and at her nine-day School for The Work. She is the author of the best-selling books Question Your Thinking, Change the World; Loving What Is; I Need Your Love—Is That True?; and A Thousand Names for Joy.

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Table of Contents


Foreword Carol Williams vii Dialogues
1 Joe Is Irresponsible 1
2 Sleep Disorder 19
3 My Mother Wouldn't Approve 39
4 I Can't Stand It That George Fell in Love with Linda 47
5 The Rent Increase 81
6 Welcome to Al-Anon! 91
7 Frank Bosses Me Around 117
8 My Mother Manipulates Me 123
9 Cancer Ruined My Life 153
10 My Sister the Prostitute 185
11 My Mother Made Me a Victim 211
12 My Husband Shouldn't Have Left Me 227
13 I'm Not Enough-and Some People Are Better Than Others 251
14 My Father Abused Me 267
15 Scared and Angry at God 299 Afterword Carol Williams 309 Appendix 311 Index of Topics 315 About the Author 317
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  • Posted June 7, 2009

    This book is life changing.

    Katie Byron's book has changed my life. It has given me answers to things that I have struggled with my entire life. Her book sets you on a journey of discovery and gives you the tools you need to be joyful and content in your life. It is just that profound and reading the book is the only way to fully understand how it can impact your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2010

    Help is on the way

    This book is a series of dialogues taken from workshops and seminars, so you get a good flavor of what it would be like to attend one.

    I first discovered "Loving What Is" a few years ago when I was going through a difficult time, and couldn't get my brain to stop the obsessive thoughts of "why did this happen?" "what did I do wrong?" and most of all "why can't I get over this?" In less than an hour of doing The Work, my entire perspective changed. It was miraculous. Needless to say, I've been a believer ever since.

    Katie's process takes patience and mental flexibility to do it right. It's a relief to read these dialogues because I realize I am not the only one who reaches these obstacles in my thinking; and I get to see how Katie helps people break through, which I can then apply myself.

    I would also recommend the book by author C.J. Good, entitled "Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment" which is composed of short, meditational passages for each day of the year. It is very good for daily meditation. Primarily thought of as a book geared for people recovering from eating disorders, but could really apply to whatever addiction one may suffer, including selfishness. Both books compliment my daily routine. When read each morning it gets me started off on the right foot, and reminds me to keep my selfish tendencies under wraps. Some good places for the C.J. Good book are the glove box of the car, night stand, purse, kitchen table, the bathroom, or wherever it helps you to remember to read this everyday. (May not yet be available at B & N)

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  • Posted July 13, 2009

    Look within yourself

    Katie Byron offers sage and safe advice to look within to heal yourself and your relationships. I also recommend her other books.

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