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  - 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  - Tricia Gonzales - Goodreads

Excellent book. A bit repetitive. Good advice for anyone though. Read full review


Detachment is knowing that what others do is not a reflection on you
Detachment is not making a big deal of situations even complicated ones
Detachment empowers us
Detachment frees us from overreaction
Detachment may mean doing nothing
Detachment is only one of many choices
Saying I can choose peace instead of this is one way
Detaching from our family members allows them

Detachment is understanding that we are never the cause of someone elses actions
Detachment is getting over it whatever it is
Detachment frees up our time
pause and reflect
Detachment simplifies our life
Detachment is an acquired habit
Detachment means freedom from obsession
The freedom to live our lives cant be accomplished
If we seek to detach God will be present to help us
There is a subtle distinction between joining with those
Do we want freedom to grow or a life thats small?
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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