Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2011 - Psychology - 460 pages
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So many of us spend so much time enmeshed in other peoples problems, trying to solve or change them, that we dont really know where we end and they begin. Not reacting to people or situations that provoke us is not an easy skill to develop. It takes practice and conviction that not reacting, not increasing the drama, doesnt mean we dont care. On the contrary, we are freed to show genuine love and care only when we can detach from the knee-jerk need to fix, solve, rescue, or control. Even the idea that someone else can make us feel happy (or beautiful or angry) or we them is an illusion, says Casey in this remarkable book. All our feelings come from within and we get to choose how to respond to life. The meditations in this power-packed little book provide us the tools we need to practice letting go of the illusion that we can control anyone or anything beyond our selves. Casey teaches us to focus on finding our own balance point and recognizing how to get to it whenever we find ourselves tempted to rescue or enmesh.
 

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Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

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Written in the form of 200 meditations, Casey's (Each Day a New Beginning; Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow) new book is aimed at those enmeshed in other people's problems and/or deriving a ... Read full review

Contents

Detachment is simply watching the events that are unfolding around you getting involved only when your journey is part of the experience
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Detachment is stepping back from an experience in order to allow room for God to do His or Her part
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Detachment promises quiet contentment
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Detachment is making no one a project
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Detachment means taking no hostages
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Detachment means giving up outcomes
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Detachment is letting the solutions be determined by God
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Detachment is understanding that we are never the cause of someone elses actions 9 Detachment is getting over it whatever it 10 Detachment frees up...
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Detachment is knowing that others criticisms are about them
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Attachment to God is what makes detachment possible
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Attachment to anyone other than God imprisons us
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Detachment is not letting the mood swings of others determine your own mood
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Detachment is practicing the awareness that changing our thoughts can produce changed feelings
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Detachment is knowing that happiness is the byproduct of how we live ourlives not how others are living theirs
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Detachment is not needing attention from others to feel okay
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Detachment is being able to care deeply about a situation or another person from an objective point of view
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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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Detachment is knowing that what others do is not a reflection on
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Detachment is not making a big deal of situations even complicated ones
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Detachment empowers
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Detachment frees us from overreaction
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Detachment may mean doing nothing
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Detachment may be remaining quiet
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Detachment is not acquiescence
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Detachment is disengagement nothing more 17 19 21
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Detachment from others is necessary to fully enjoy attachment to God
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Detachment is not creating or preventing a crisis when its clearly not our business to be involved
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Detachment is letting others have their own opinions
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Detachment is being able to let others journey wherever they need to go
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Detachment is knowing that you are not God
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Detachment is no longer succumbing to the suggestions of others when they are not right for us
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Detachment is being able to walk away from situations that are not helpful to us
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Detachment is knowing that your life is Gods business not yours
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Detachment is knowing what is not your business
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Detachment allows us to hear God
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Detachment is letting others take care of their own affairs
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Attachment to people deadlocks our growth
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Detachment can be as simple as breathing and walking away
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Detachment can be enhanced by prayer
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Detachment means giving up hostages
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Detachment is a gift to one and all
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Detachment empowers
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The most loving thing we can do is let another person
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Making the decision to detach from a loved one
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and all others too is a big change for many of us
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Sometimes we resist detaching from the problems
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About the Author
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Karen Casey is the best-selling author of "Each Day a New Beginning," "Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course," "Keepers of the Wisdom," & numerous other books. She has also written two new books for girls: "Girls Only!" & "Girl to Girl." Her signature book, "Each Day a New Beginning," has sold three million copies. Karen enjoys golfing & riding her Harley with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, & Naples, Florida.

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