Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment (Google eBook)

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Conari Press, Aug 1, 2010 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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A companion book to Codependence and the Power of Detachment, Let Go Now provides reminders and meditations to make detachment a regular practice. From one of the reigning queens of recovery, Karen Casey.

Not reacting to people or situations that provoke us is not an easy skill to develop. And skill it is. Just as you have to hit thousands of tennis balls to become a skilled tennis player or sit for long hours at a keyboard to become proficient at piano, you have to practice the art of detachment. We have to convince ourselves that not reacting doesnít mean we donít care. On the contrary, Casey shows us, we are freed to show genuine love and care only when we can detach from the kneejerk need to fix or solve or rescue. Even the idea that someone else can make us feel happy (or beautiful or angry or exasperated) is an illusion, says Casey. All our feelings come from within, and we get to choose how to respond to life. No one can giveóor takeóthat from us. These facts are among the keys to our emotional well being.

This little book with its brief meditations, will help us practice letting go of the illusion that we can fix or control anyone or anything else, and focus on finding our own balance point. It gives us a lifeline when we find ourselves giving in to the temptation to rescue or enmesh.

  

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Review: Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

User Review  - Daniel Noventa - Goodreads

Ehh... Gods damn this book, I was expecting real advice instead... it's just advice on letting someone else take control. Not practical, and highly unreadable. It was moderately amusing changing god ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sanjoy Banerjee - Goodreads

By and large we all know what to do in our lives, however what this book does it to re-validate this philosophy and makes us to work towards this. This book would help you to chalk out all the grey ... Read full review

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Contents

Detachment is knowing that what others do is not a reflection on you
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Detachment is not making a big deal of situations even complicated ones
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Detachment empowers us
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Detachment frees us from overreaction
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Detachment may mean doing nothing
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Detachment is only one of many choices
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Saying I can choose peace instead of this is one way
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Detaching from our family members allows them
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Detachment is understanding that we are never the cause of someone elses actions
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Detachment is getting over it whatever it is
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Detachment frees up our time
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pause and reflect
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Detachment simplifies our life
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Detachment is an acquired habit
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Detachment means freedom from obsession
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The freedom to live our lives cant be accomplished
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If we seek to detach God will be present to help us
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There is a subtle distinction between joining with those
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Do we want freedom to grow or a life thats small?
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Making the commitment to detach from our loved ones
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About the author (2010)

Karen Casey is a writer and workshop facilitator for 12-step recovery. She is the author of 26 books about addiction and recovery, including Each Day a New Beginning. She lectures across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Spain, and Ireland carrying her message of hope for others on the road to recovery.

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