If every therapist and psychotherapist on the planet could repeat this to their clients, like a mantra, again and again, there would be fewer therapists and psychotherapists. Because it works. Very quickly.
Realising that what you're worrying about and stressing over doesn't really matter so much in the grand scheme of things is the door to freedom and healing. And the little profanity 'F**k It' is the key to that door. Ask anyone who's come close to death, or lost someone close to them, or discovered they have a serious disease and they'll say the same thing: that the little things don't matter, F**k It...
Enjoy life in every moment for what it is, not what you want it to be... worry less, live more... remember what's important and forget the rest.
John and Gaia have taught F**k It Retreats in Italy and around the world since 2005. They have taught thousands of people how to say F**k It: how to ease up, let go and feel the natural flow in their lives. On this audio book, they both present the down-to-earth process they teach during their week-long retreats. With their six-part process, you are guided through how to deeply relax and let go, then how to carry this out into your life.
©2012 John C Parkin (P)2014 Hay House UK Ltd
I listen to all types of audio books and can easily get through one in two or three days. I couldn't get through this one in a life time and I wish I hadn't bought it. I cant see how anyone can enjoy this book as its pretty poor listening.
Wouldn't mind my money back.
Shame that I wasted time to listen to this audiobook - it's complete nonsense blabbering with a few good tips which would have taken a maximum of 15 mins worth of explaining.
The female narrator sounds just awful. And all that talking of 'just f**k it' and no explanation regarding how one gets to the point of wanting to care less and how to do it. It reminds me of a friend explaining that in order to lose weight she just decided not to eat - and that was it (!). Well - it's not it for me. I'm returning this book.
Couldn't even get through the first chapter because the voice of the reader is so annoying it actually makes my left eyelid twitch. What a waste of my trial. DO NOT BUY.
There's nothing original about the ideas in this self-help title - focus on what's important, not on what others think of you. If you're stuck in a rut, get off your a** and take some action. Find time to do things that you enjoy. Et cetera, et cetera.
However, the audiobook is an easy listen, and a lot cheaper than psychotherapy. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and reinforces the messages in an interesting way.
Funny enlightenment, designed to ensure that I can survive the daily tasks of folding clothes and washing dishes without wanting to hide in a cupboard and not come back out! worked for me!
I started listening to audio books on a killer commute for my job and got hooked. Now local again, I listen whilst on evening or W/E walks
gaias voice threw me initially. but ideas were hood. wish you got accompanying pdfs of exercises.
I enjoyed the relaxed tone of the presentation. Yes, I know some people will criticise this book as offering little that's new, but it's nicely done, straightforward, tries to be realistic, and yet challenging.
He sounds relaxed, and I get a good sense of his character through his voice.
The original F**k It book was recommended to me some years ago, and it's only now that I've sat down to listen to its most recent incarnation. There's a lot of good stuff here: it may sound over-simplistic but the core concepts are sound. If you're into this kind of thing. Which I am.
It certainly has helped me to let go of what and who just isn't important, in the grand scheme of things regarding lifes journey, just makes a lot of sense...... lightens the load
"Worst book I have purchased EVER!"
I was bored from the beginning, decided to not just give up, but at chapter 5 I had enough. Basically this guy took a few ideas from other people (the list he even provides), puts his weird spin on it, gets someone else to call him a genius, then published a book... Wow... I bet anyone can do that. Don't waste your time with this, much better and helpful books available!
"Arrogant, dangerous New-Age blabbering"
This is the first time I have written a review, as I felt I was abligated to. I could not get through even 1/3 of this horrible book. They blabber endlessly about the undefinable 'energy' of the mind. They make very dangerous claims, such as that it is scientifically proven that the mind can cure cancer.. Sigh.. Clearly, this bordering con-artist and his wife 'Gaia' (the earth goddess) wanted to, and have suceeded in, make some extra money out of desperate people. The message of this book is painfully simply, and does not require a read-through to comprehend: Your life will be nicer if you do more of the things you want to do. Also: The mind can do magic. wow!... Seriously: F**k this book.
"F@#K it... that's what I'll be saying from now on"
absolutely loved it... it challenge me to start thinking about was does and doesn't really matter...
"What a refreshing book"
Enjoyed this book and feel that I've been living a fuck it life all along and have had people even critique my behavior. lost friends, family members and careers. But, that was all worth it. I'm so very glad to be reading my own bias. hehehehehe
Can tell you that I learned a great deal here and learned newer or more fuck it ways of being. So the book was helpful, funny and my husband is enjoying it too.
the spoiler is that you can even say fuck it to the whole process. you are perfect in all situations. two opposing ideas at once is key.
thank you John. will read/listen to more books.
"Awesome book best self help book ever"
Simple easy to follow instructions to improve your life. and to boot very entertaining. The writer/narrator was awesome he and his wife are amazing
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