Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

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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 doesn’t mean we don’t 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 give—or take—that 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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User Review  - Deborah Bigelow - Book Verdict

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

Introduction
1
Detachment is understanding that we are never the cause
16
Detachment means freedom from obsession
22
Detachment may be remaining quiet
28
Detachment is not letting someone elses past determine
34
Detachment is letting decisions that need to be made
40
Detachment is taking responsibility for our own life
46
Detachment is never letting someone else control
49
Detachment is only one of many choices
163
Saying I can choose peace instead of this is one way
169
Detaching from our family members allows them
175
The freedom to live our lives cant be accomplished
181
If we seek to detach God will be present to help us
185
There is a subtle distinction between joining with those
198
Do we want freedom to grow or a life thats small?
202
Making the commitment to detach from our loved ones
215

Detachment is not needing attention from others to feel
62
Detachment is being able to let others journey wherever
67
Detachment is letting the outcome of anothers behavior
80
Sharing a path in life doesnt mean stepping on each
219
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Karen Casey is a writer and workshop facilitator for 12-step recovery. Her first book,Each Day a New Beginning, has sold more than 2 million copies. She has published 28 books since then including Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow, which was a finalist for the MS Society Books for a Better Life Awards. She has traveled throughout North America and Europe carrying her message of hope for others on the road to recovery. Visit her at www.womens-spirituality.com.

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