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F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way

3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,951 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
Saying Fuck It is like massage for the mind - relaxing you, releasing tension, giving up on things that aren't working. This title argues that saying Fuck It is a spiritual act: that it is the perfect western expression of the eastern ideas of letting go, giving up and finding real freedom by realising that things don't matter so much (if at all).
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 3rd 2008 by Hay House UK (first published 2007)
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Feb 17, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok
While I agree (generally) with the sentiment of this book, you really don’t have to read any of it to know and understand its content. The title is pretty self-explanatory: just fuck it. All that stuff you’re worrying about? Fuck it. Those people that piss you off? Fuck it. Fuck it all and live your life in a way that feels good for you.

That’s it.

It’s a wonderful and effective life philosophy (for me, anyway), but it’s truly not very complex— it definitely doesn’t require 200+ pages of explana
Dec 07, 2010 Gary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
This is one of the most inspirational books I have read this year. It manages to explain a lot of Eastern philosophy so simply; something that many hundreds of thousands pages in many different books have tried to go into so much detail about.

When you say fuck it, you are giving up your tension in whatever you are saying it to, and replacing it with a mind open to whatever happens next. And as your psychological tensions weaken, your physical ones start to disappear too.

However, what John Parkin
Dec 07, 2011 MARTI rated it did not like it

The Ultimate Waste-of-time.
May 14, 2011 Vivian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way definitely has shock value, if for no other reason than for its title and provocative word choice. Mr. Parkin stresses that by saying "f**k it," we can learn to let go, relax and simply give in to the flow of life. Saying these two little words can alleviate most of the stress and stressors in our lives because we will no longer take things so seriously, especially those things we cannot change.

In some ways I can understand why saying "f**k it" is equated to t
Cath Duncan
Jun 18, 2010 Cath Duncan rated it it was amazing
Agile Living is about creating a multi-dimensional, flexible and resourceful mindset and lifestyle that welcomes variety, change and uncertainty. Like an agile dancer that moves and changes easily, to create something beautiful, Agile Living is about having a mind that moves and changes easily to create something beautiful. So I’m always interested to find out more about what makes us stiffen up, go rigid, hold back or get stuck in our dance, and how we can dissolve that and go back to our natur ...more
Jul 21, 2010 Michelle rated it it was ok
I love snark, also called sarcasm. I tend to use it frequently, much to everyone else's chagrin. When I saw this title on NetGalley, I thought I would be getting a wonderfully funny, irreverent book with a tongue-in-cheek presentation of philosophy. In a way, F*** It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way is indeed that but so much more.

Touted as akin to Taoism and other spiritual beliefs, the main premise of the F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way philosophy is letting go. Indeed, there is merit in this i
Jan 31, 2014 Deniz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Türkiye'de ilk yayımlandığı zamanlar bir arkadaştan alıp okumuştum kitabı, daha şimdi aklıma geliyor. O zamanlar herkes kitabın ne ile ilgili olduğunu dahi bilmeden, sadece ismi "Siktir Et" olduğu için almıştı. Ben de "neden herkes bu kitabı okuyor?" diyerek başlamıştım. Adam siktir et sözünü bir yere sıkıştıracağım diye ölmüş bitmişti sanki, kendime yararlı bulmadığım gibi sevmemiştim de. Belki içinde gerçekten stresten kurtaracak şeyler vardır ama kitabı okurken bitsin artık diye ekstradan str ...more
James Norbury
Aug 25, 2013 James Norbury rated it did not like it
I did not get on well with this book. I appreciate the idea but it is a very simplistic view of a complicated idea which could end up with negative consequences if read by someone in the wrong mindstate. I would not recommend it.
Sep 01, 2013 Ida rated it did not like it
Very simplistic and annoying read.
Ana Mardoll
Mar 05, 2011 Ana Mardoll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
F**k It / 978-1-401-92759-2

I really like the philosophy behind this book - the idea contained herein is that we need to stop stressing so much over everything ("Am I good enough? Holy enough? Peaceful enough? Loving enough? A good enough spouse, child, parent, employee, person, citizen?") and just say "f--- it" to things that we can't control (and even quite a few things that we can) and learn to relax a little. It's the Total Perspective Vortex of books - you're not important, and you never wil
Jul 25, 2011 Lindsay rated it liked it
If Eckhart Tolle and a rowdy, four-letter loving sailor/bartender/badass had a child (go with it), this would be the result. This is for the anti-"new age" person. The person who is a little more rough around the edges, the person who doesn't want to hear about Jesus, and "Being" and everything in between. It is more for someone who wants a little more straightforward way of thinking about this whole concept of letting go and not caring. I think the process he suggests (um...f*ck it to just abou ...more
Jul 13, 2012 Nilgun rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
sanırım bu kitap tembellerin eline geçerse durum çok vahim olabilir. bu kitabı sadece kontrol bağımlısı aşırı çalışkan kimselere tavsiye edebilirim...

çünkü; kitabın amacı biraz olsun stresten kurtulmak...

I think may be fatal if this book commes in lazy humans hands.I can recommend this book just only extremely hard-working people who addict for control.

becous; the books aim is to lose a littel bit stress...
Ellen Bard
Nov 04, 2012 Ellen Bard rated it really liked it
A "light" spiritual-type book, with lots of bits taken from Buddhism and many others. The five key techniques are: relaxing, letting go, accepting, watching impartially, and conscious breathing. All very reasonable and helpful! The message gets a bit repetitive (imagine the title, and then just apply it to everything!) but there's useful message in there. And something fun to say inside your head...
Teri Temme
Jan 13, 2016 Teri Temme rated it it was amazing
Awesomeness. Favorite quotes:

Start trying to please yourself more and see what happens.

When we strip away meaning from the things that are meaningful in our lives, that's where we find peace and the divine.

Relaxing deeply and letting go can resolve any problem.
Dec 26, 2013 Nick rated it really liked it
Admittedly, the book's basic idea can be adequately gathered from the title and from reading the first and last 10 pages. Indeed, its probably only necessary to read half the book unless you are seriously neurotic. I enjoyed it quite a bit though. 4 stars worth anyway. Its always good to get a reminder that most things don't really matter that much.

The "Fuck it" notion is a simplification and popularization of Eastern (Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist) concepts of non-attachment. The title might imply an
Charlotte (Buried in Books)
As others reviewers have pointed out, the title really does say it all.

The basis of this book is to say that our lives are full of meaning, or misplaced meaning. If we can let go of things (basically say f**k it), we relax and let go of the tension that makes us ill/neurotic/general basket cases.

But it then goes onto say, that if you do that, you'll get everything you want. Your health will be better, more money will come to you and that's the bit I'm struggling with. In a couple of areas there
Stephen Redwood
Jan 26, 2014 Stephen Redwood rated it did not like it
Shelves: psychology
There is undoubtedly an attraction to the notion that the response to anything in life that is troubling you can be just "f**k it", but it wouldn't take too many responses like that to serious life events for one to be really and truly f**ked. Skim off the top of the abundant self help literature that's out there, add in a bit of 'do what I tell you and your life will get better', give it a catchy label and you have this book. It's fun but trite, curiously occasionally relying on laddish humor f ...more
Heidi Ward
I'm not usually a reader of "self-help" books, and I'm not going to damn this charming book with the epithet, though it is quite helpful. In a series of cleverly focused, easy-to-digest chapters, Parkin brings perhaps the key element of Eastern philosophy -- the concept of letting go in order to find freedom -- to a busy Western audience that just doesn't know how. And by reclaiming the titular phrase as a joyous affirmation in service of shucking off the psychological and societal pressures tha ...more
Jan 11, 2016 Bee rated it really liked it
Reads really fast and unlike most self help books, it's actually applicable and gives immediate results.
It also avoids and uncovers pitfalls of most other new age "mindfulness" therapy things. Gets more wavey towards the end with the chi exercises but if it's not your thing just drop it, the rest of the advice is solid.
Nov 29, 2015 Cab rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, non-fiction
Maybe it's just me, but I got about 1/2 way thru reading this book and I was so annoyed with the narrative style that I said "Fuck It" and gave up. So maybe I did learn something.
Jun 16, 2015 Jeannette rated it really liked it
Probably my favorite book so far on the subject of letting go. It's not completely LOA friendly, but there are parts perfectly in alignment with the principles of conscious creation. (Other parts not so much.)

I found it a valuable read, though, and am already enjoying the practice of it so I'll be making permanent room for it on my shelf. :)
Alican Bozkurt
Sep 08, 2014 Alican Bozkurt rated it did not like it
Çok çok çok önceden okumuştum. Okuduğum en saçma kitaplardan birisiydi. :S
Sarah Janina
Mar 07, 2016 Sarah Janina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Du bist jemand, der zunehmend negativ denkt und sich über viel zu viele Dinge sorgt? Ist dein Leben dadurch eingeschränkt oder fühlst du dich von den eigenen Gedanken oder Ängsten belästigt?
Dann bist du bei diesem Ratgeber richtig. Fuck it wird dir den Weg zurück ins unbeschwerte und freie Leben zeigen, auf eine Weise, die jeder jederzeit erlernen kann.
Natürlich nur, wenn er an sich glaubt.

Das Buch hat mir persönlich einige Haltungen aufgezeigt, die man getrost ablegen könnte, wenn man den wüs
Aug 18, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it
Shelves: semi-skimmed

I seem to have a weakness, or maybe just a yen, for semi-obscenities in book titles. Oh well, as Parkin would say, f**k it!

A very sloppily constructed book, consequently slightly boring to read, chock full of padding and of course a gimmicky title. Actually, in my limited but still extensive experience, books in the spirituality / self-help zone are never exactly unputdownable. In fact I didn't put this one down much mainly because I wanted to squeeze out whatever juice it contained as quickly a
Apr 28, 2014 Vicky rated it did not like it
I liked the premise of this and wanted so much to like the book. I didn't even finish it.

What this book is, is nothing more than journey into one man's rambling thoughts about society and spiritually. It's a constant contradiction - if things don't matter to you, they can't bother you. You can be free if nothing matters to you. While I appreciate this is a spiritual concept that works for many, I actually think a lot of things matter.

I found some of his writing quite offensive. "If you want to s
Jonathan-David Jackson
Mar 21, 2014 Jonathan-David Jackson rated it really liked it
The message of this book is essentially the same as many other things you've probably read or heard. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, parts of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sane New World, Song of Solomon; it's all there. Those are all great works, and it doesn't do the message any harm to hear it again in a different way - rather, it reinforces it. If there's anything in your life bothering you, it can't hurt to read this. The message, by the way, is be mindful of what you're doing, brea ...more
Feb 09, 2014 Eddie rated it really liked it
Alright, this book wasn't truly profound, but it came at a time when I needed the friendly reminder on why the powerful words of "fuck it" can drastically improve one's life at times. I think even my last words will be fuck it, I'm sure. I've used this phrase many, many times in my life, but never really been aware of its usefulness, and power, until I read this book. The book just made me be more aware of it's usefulness and how it can be used. Do you need to read it to gain huge insight? No. B ...more
Nov 27, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
This book has you take a look into a holistic way of healing and living. It teaches about awareness, relaxation, radical acceptance... But with a fun language twist, making it easier for people like me who generally don't want to read a whole book about those things.

"Fuck it is a most profane way of saying the most profound thing: that when we relax and give in to the simple flow of life, we will experience the ultimate freedom."

Yet another awesome book idea I wish I would have gotten to first
May 13, 2011 Gabriela rated it did not like it
I love the "philosophy" behind this and have to say that I totally agree with it! Still you dont neeed to buy or even read the book...just read the title.

The book tells you how ,to say "F**k it!" feels really good at times and that you will be much happier and soooo much more relaxed if you stop bothering about every little yeah, the book basically repeats the title and expresses it in many many maaaany different ways ,over and over again.

Metehan Agaca
Sep 19, 2011 Metehan Agaca rated it did not like it
Kitap başlığıyla beklentileri yükseltmiş olsa da, sonuç vasat. Etrafımızdaki değiştiremiyeceğimiz şeyleri takmamamız konusu vurgulanmış ama yine de eğlenceli. Ayrıca sonunda rahatlatmak için nefes egzersizleri de var. Fakat felsefe olarak basit. Daha derin bilgi almak için thai chi felsefesine bakılabilir; yazar da buradan esinlenmiş zaten. Ayrıca yazar italyada fuckit(siktiret) dersleri veriyor. Bilginize :)
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