Let Go Now: Embracing Detachment

  • by Karen Casey
  • Narrated by Kristin Allison
  • 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not detachment at all: attachment to religion!

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

Never.


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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- Dean

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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- chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios