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Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  152 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
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 skille
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ebook, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Conari Press
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MountainShelby
Aug 23, 2013 MountainShelby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book packs a very powerful message--a life changing message, one I needed to hear 30 years ago. Or even last year! I would have saved myself months and months of personal heartache, exhaustion, and chaos if I'd been able to say to myself, "This is their journey--they created this mess, and they have to grow from it" instead of trying to help two grown adults sort out the wreck of their lives, only to be told, "YOU DIDN'T DO ENOUGH FOR US." Neither did their neighbors, hired help, and assort ...more
Ying Ying
This is the perfect book when you need to let something or someone go. Read meditation by meditation until you feel you have reached the desired state; the rest is just additional reminder. I had all I needed once I reached about 60% of the book.
Stephanie
May 10, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book about respecting others journey, respecting our own journey and detaching yourself from the definitions and opinions of others. Karen Casey is an incredible woman. I bought this book after listening to an interview she did on Steve Maraboli radio show. Incredible interview and an incredible book. This is a must read.
Ibyang
Sep 06, 2012 Ibyang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do nothing. What a concept. With what frequency does your mind savor the idea of doing nothing when a partner or friend pushes your buttons? Probably not very often, unless you have already acquired some understanding of the pitfalls of being too attached to the whims, the behavior, or the attitudes and opinions of others. Simply walking away when our ego really wants to scream in retaliation is not easy. In fact, it may feel nearly impossible. But it can be done. I know; I have learned to do it ...more
Daniel Noventa
Nov 14, 2013 Daniel Noventa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 to Athena and him to Her, but that didn't last. Was looking for real advice, got a lot of unscientific and useless crap. I need to do some research on authors, since Amazon reviews are less than reliable sources on what is a good book.
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Mar 11, 2017 TAZEWELL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sanjoy
Jan 19, 2014 Sanjoy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 areas in your mind and try to turn them in black and white.
The sequence is exquisite and the timing of the sentences are near perfection.

However this is something which you may not be able to grasp in one attempt, you might be required to read it again and again, as this is a knowledge that would co
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Aashish Rathi
This book helped me, a bit. It focuses on something that I've always struggled with. What I don't personally like is that it's very god centric, or so it appears. As someone who isn't, I dislike the constant task of having to translate the core idea into my beliefs. Also, it's pretty repetitive, so reading a part of it is close to reading all of it. This is not a bad thing, the idea here is to etch those ideas into our minds through repetition.
Anna
Dec 01, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to read a certain number of different self help books for one of my classes. this one by far I loved the most. I think everyone could get something out of this book.
Beth
Nov 20, 2015 Beth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't looking for another daily devotional type, which is what this was. Not as helpful as I would have liked.
Missy Olson
Jul 31, 2012 Missy Olson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A daily reminder how little things, small changes to ones thinking, can make positive changes in your life.
Dana
Sep 12, 2016 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
guide to peaceful living, making calmness the new norm in your life
Maryann
Mar 15, 2011 Maryann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love this woman. I have suffered the same exact childhood and the pain is still with me. Thanks for helping me find ways to deal with it.
Ann
Aug 19, 2014 Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad message but very repetitious. May be better read day by day to spread it out.
Heather
Sep 13, 2010 Heather marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely something I need to read!!
Deitra
Jul 09, 2015 Deitra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great devotional on Co-dependency...practical help on how to let go of unhealthy behaviors. I highly recommend this book!
LemontreeLime
Could not get past the constant beating over the head of everything Alcoholics Anon in this. Just a little too heavy handed for me.
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Karen Casey, Ph.D., has spoken on spirituality, relationships, and personal growth for more than twenty years. She is the author of twenty books devoted to the enhancement of one's personal and spiritual journey.

Her first book, Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women has sold more than three million copies. Casey is a popular public speaker on the spirituality conference circuit, an
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“Sit quietly for a moment upon awakening and visualize who you want to be for the day. That will become a practice that can change your life considerably.” 2 likes
“The first few times we make the choice to “be peaceful rather than right,” it feels like denial. But with practice it will become the preferred choice.” 2 likes
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