Yes to all of this. I can't function if I lose hope. During the hardest times, I use energy medicine techniques (Donna Eden) to prevent - how do I explain it? It's like my energetic systems unravel, and I have to work to keep them woven. This gives me focus and purpose, and the work itself is cheering. Because my brain gets hit so hard, spiritual practices, and techniques like Byron Katie's, are important to me. My processing gets sludgy, I turn into a hater, and things fall out of my mouth that most of me doesn't intend. If I'm not careful. So I've been dependent forever on Buddhist mind training, and now Katie's work is another tool. My core belief is that someday I will be well, and I'm willing to work hard to maintain the relationships I want to still have, at the end. Byron Katie is a tool I pick up because I hope for better days physically/mentally, and I can create the emotional climate of that future now, using this tool [and all the others].