"My mother abandoned me for alcohol," a man says. This is the belief that has plagued him for decades. With Byron Katie's skillful guidance, he questions the thought itself and names the feelings that shed light on the enormous burden that has come with it. There is a palpable shift as he gradually sees that the cause of his suffering is his story about his mother, not his mother or her actions. "This is amazing!" he says, as reality clicks in. "I'd like to introduce you to the new me." "So now," says Katie, "if someone asks you, 'Was your mother an alcoholic,' you can say, 'Yes.' 'And if they ask 'Was it hard on you?' you can say, 'No. I was.'"