Written for adults and children alike, in the form of a full-color, illustrated book, the wisdom contained in this beautiful work can have a profound effect on readers young and old.
Byron Katie has introduced The Work, her method of self-inquiry, to millions of people. Time magazine named Katie a "spiritual innovator for the new millennium." Hans Wilhelm is one of the foremost authors/illustrators of children's books, with over forty-two million books in print worldwide.
Review of A Friendly Universe
"Byron Katie describes her job as teaching people how to stop
suffering. In 1986, she had an epiphany and realized that all
suffering, including her own depression, anger, and addiction,
comes from believing our thoughts. She delivered a four-step method
of inquiry called The Work. It is based onfour questions and has
proven to be a life changing spiritual tool for millions. Set to
the backdrop of award-winning artist Hans Wilhelm's full color
illustrations, this paperback contains inspiring aphorisms from
Katie's writings and speeches."
--Spirituality & Practice
Reviews of Loving What Is
"Byron Katie's Work is a great blessing for our planet. The root
cause of suffering is identification with our thoughts, the
'stories' that are continuously running through our minds. Byron
Katie's Work acts like a razor-sharp sword that cuts through that
illusion and enables you to know for yourself the timeless essence
of your being. Joy, peace, and love emanate from it as your natural
state. In Loving What Is, you have the key. Now use it."
--Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now
"Suppose you could find a simple way to embrace your life with
joy, stop arguing with reality, and achieve serenity in the midst
of chaos? That is what Loving What Is offers. It is no less
than a revolutionary way to live your life. The question is: are we
brave enough to accept it?"
--Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying
"Loving What Is is filled with the essence of wisdom.
Katie's Work is a wonderful, transformative practice for anyone
interested in spiritual growth."
--Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
"Good Lord! Where did Byron Katie come from? She's the real
McCoy. Her Work is amazingly effective--a simple, straightforward
antidote to the suffering we unnecessarily create for ourselves.
She asks us to believe nothing, but provides a surprisingly
effective and simple way to cut through the tangle of delusions we
wrap ourselves in. Just reading the exchanges in Loving What
Is, I can admit things I didn't want to admit and stop
torturing myself in ways I didn't realize I was doing."
--David Chadwick, author of Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki