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Publisher's Summary

So many of us spend so much time enmeshed in other people's problems, trying to solve or change them, that we don't 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, doesn't mean we don't 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.
©2010 Karen Casey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By evoefficient1 on 06-15-14

Live your own life first!

What did you love best about Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment?

This book is fantastic at painting a picture that provides great relatable examples for the points the author hits on for how to live your own life first in peace and understanding. It provides tools on how to to be centered in the midst of the chaos and drama of others so you can see things as they are and not as they are perceived by you or the other person.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment?

Each moment a principle would start to sink in I felt a release of frustration and/or angst for certain situations and people.

What about Kristin Allison’s performance did you like?

The narrator is very personable and has a pleasant nurturing voice.

What did you learn from Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment that you would use in your daily life?

The book helps you to let go of the need to save others from themselves so they can grow as they need to which allows you to have peace, healthier boundaries and relationships. It helped me to understand that the manipulative behavior from others stems from their fear and that it's ok to let others learn the hard way. You can be detached from the issue while still being engaged in the situation at hand and be effective at moving through it in a rational way.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book for anyone who has ever felt drained from relationships and in cyclical relationships where others are just never happy no matter what you do for them. This is very liberating and freeing if you can successfully adopt and implement the principles of this book. Listen to it as many times as it takes to sink in and keep your joy permanently.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. Mancilla Psy.D on 04-07-15

i have zero problems now in relation to people

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment?

hearing the principle "there is your business, then there is non of your business". so simple, but it actually flipped my life around at work and at home. I'm focusing on my life now rather than trying to juggle work relationships and people i deal with at home. i went from being depressed and anxiety ridden to being open and ready to move on with my life.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the narrator sounds like she has no soul lol.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment?

just one, be detached. let go of trying to change everything and let god handle all the hardwork. its hard living life now without trying to control everything, but in reality non of us ever had control of anything. I've accepted life and have found some peace.

Any additional comments?

becoming detached pisses other people off, mainly because they won't be able to control you or effect you anymore. be ready for that. right now as i'm learning to be detached, i'm also learning how to be emotional too. there is a learning curve to being detached and you should get that in your head. you won't hear this audio course and have instant change, you have to apply it all day every day, i've been detached for about 3 weeks now and moving away from old habits is hard at times.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Dean on 05-11-15

Not detachment at all: attachment to religion!

Would you try another book written by Karen Casey or narrated by Kristin Allison?


What will your next listen be?

Climate Matters, by John Broome.

What didn’t you like about Kristin Allison’s performance?

The performance was so so, if a little robotic.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment: the book description gives no indication that it is a defence of religion and the notion of attachment to God. Detachment should be letting go, but this is the exact opposite: it is attachment to a fictional entity. Great, thanks... This fictional entity forms the answer to any of the problems raised in the book. Useless.

Any additional comments?

The book description is, quite frankly, dishonest: really needs to state that it is a Christian text. I'd never have bought it had I known.

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4 out of 5 stars
By chris on 12-19-14

Quite to very good

If you could sum up Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment in three words, what would they be?

I enjoyed this audiobook and profited a great deal from it. The reason I gave 4 and not 5 stars is that there are quite a lot of repetitions in the essays the author has written. I think that it might be meant to listen one essay a day before moving to another one. I took another option - I listened to 10-20 essays at a time. And in fact, the repetitions could have had a positive effect as well because listening to the same expressions time and time again build a ground for recovery.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment?

The idea that detachment does not mean isolation, rejection or abandonment. Healthy detachment is an expression of love and care for myself and the others.

What about Kristin Allison’s performance did you like?

Very good reader.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended to all strugglind with codependency and obsessive drive to control others and events of everyday life.

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