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The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents (Hazelden Meditation Series) [Paperback]

Melody Beattie
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15 Jun 1990 Hazelden Meditation Series
Focusing on self-esteem and acceptance, and written in the direct unsentimental style of Beattie's bestsellers, these daily meditations give voice to the thoughts and feelings common to men and women in recovery. They encourage reflecton on problem-solving, self-awareness, sexuality, intimacy, attachment, acceptance, relationships, and more. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

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  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services; 1st edition (15 Jun 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894866370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894866371
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 17.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her to throw best-selling lines to those still adrift. --Time magazine

Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being. --Deepak Chopra, MD

About the Author

Melody Beattie is a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Introducing the world to the term 'codependency' in 1986, Melody Beattie's Codependent No More continually grew in popularity, eventually being named one of the four best self-help books of all time by Newsweek magazine. Millions have found--and continue to find--inspiration and encouragement through her powerful wisdom and guidance.

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71 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lifeline 9 Aug 1999
By A Customer
I'll admit it -- I read this book through a crisis and a time of life that saw transitions everywhere. And while I'm still reeling from pain, and disbelief of the events that have happened to me in the past few years, I am already so much better from reading this book.
When I find myself tempted by defeating behaviors, reading one passage reminds me why I don't want to continue down that road any longer.
The funny thing is, I never saw myself as a codependent or as an addictive person. It doesn't matter what type of turmoil you're going through -- this book WILL remind you of a better way of life.
It truly is a lifeline. I keep a copy at work and am discovering I'll need one at home to. If you struggle with any type of negativity, this book can help remind you that it's really going to be okay.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The language of Letting Go 15 July 2002
By A Customer
This book is just brilliant. I have got so much out of it and relate to the daily readings. As a newcomer to the 12 Steps, I have found this to really help me on my discovery of myself and my addictions. This book seems to know just what I am thinking about myself and other people and has helped me deal with all my relationships
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than letting go 29 Jan 2010
By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWER
I had been thinking about buying a book on this topic for some time to further my self improvement process.

This book is about so much more than letting go. It is also about personal power. When you let go of something, it loses its power to control you, and you move forward with your life in a more empowering way.

This book is set up with daily meditations on different issues. If you were to open any page at random, you would probably find something very useful. It is easily read, and as you read can feel the shift in your perception, as these simple to follow principles make a lot of sense.

If you are like most people, there are plenty of things you need to let go of, and you probably have no idea what some of these are. The first step is to identify that a change needs to be made.

Here you will discover many ideas you can use to improve your life. There are too many for me to list in a review, but here are a few biggies:

Attachment, guilt, blame, seeking appoval, codependency, fear, doubt, controlling, family issues, perfection, martyrdom, denial, grief, anger, victimhood.

You replace these non serving beliefs with something more empowering, as you start to practice detachment, self approval, develop an abundance mentality, an attitude of gratitude etc.

There is a principle in psychology that if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.

So,let go and move forward. Imagine how pleased you will be when you have made a lasting change in your life. All lasting changes in your outer reality are accompanied by changes in internal perception.

I believe you will benefit from Letting Go, and hope this was useful.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I found this book not long after joining Al-Anon and establishing a daily devotional time. I was stuck in a long term emotionally abusive relationship and attempting to escape it. The Language of Letting Go showed me I deserved to be happy. It gave me so much hope for a better future. I still read it daily, its my bible. Thanks Melodie, this book helped me create a life!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A meditation book with "handles"! 23 Feb 1999
By A Customer
I first read through this book of meditations in 1990 and have since had to buy three more copies to replace the ones I gave away to friends and family! When life becomes unmanageable, we need books with "handles", i.e., practical advice on what to do when the grief/pain/anger/conflicts have left us too confused to think straight. Melodie doesn't tell us what to do, but provides unusual insight into navigating deep emotional waters and coming out on the other side in better shape than we went in. I return to this book over and over for the "reality checks" it provides. Today I am ordering yet another copy for myself, and a back-up copy to give away. God bless Melodie!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to find I am not the ONLY ONE 10 April 1999
By A Customer
Co Dependent No More helped me greatly. It was like a slap in the face and a big wake up call. So I had to buy this book as well! Because ,I could not let go of relationships in my life that had died long ago. I was obsessed with any and all people,upon knowing them for two minutes. This guide is very inspiring and helpful,helps you get through the day. Melody's books were suggested to me by an excellent Therapist.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get unstuck. 14 Aug 1999
By A Customer
Written for those recovering from codependency, these meditations are inspirational for anyone who yearns to step out of the patterns that keep us stuck in unhealthy relationships. Beattie is gentle but clear in urging the reader to move on.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Changed My Life!!! 29 Mar 1999
By A Customer
I didn't know that there could ever be a book that could influence my life so much. It helps to lift your spirit, your mind and your body. I wish that everyone could read it. I bought a copy for everyone I love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful addition to recovery
A wonderful addition to my recovery. I can identify so much and it gives me a lot to think about . Anyone who has codependency should read this. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Carmel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition
This book bought (SECONDHAND) was in excellent condition. It is a brilliant book & I would love if I could practice what it says daily. ACE
Published 1 month ago by cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Life saving...
I've been reading this book for 14 years, everyday. A good start to each day...
I bought the iPad version as I travel a lot so now my luggage is lighter though to be honest, I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ms E Stover
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Self help Book Yet
Everyone!!! Who need needs support with their self esteem , best book I've bought so far No more need to be said
Published 3 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and supportive! Thanks Melody
I love this book, it is of great support on a daily basis. She speaks right to your heart and you do not feel alone in this journey!
Published 3 months ago by michela primo
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Really lovely, and inspirational little book of daily quotes. I ve used it for a few years now, and it never gets old. Always manages to say the right thing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by vitaminfan
3.0 out of 5 stars good service
book arrived good condition have not had time to read it yet lots of content to read will need time the format looks good its like a monthly read.
Published 4 months ago by Bridget Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely starter meditations forthe day
This book is part of the co dependency range an really adds to the beauty of Melodys works and really help with self esteem issues.
Published 5 months ago by Julie Byrne
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential must for anyone in sobriety
It is so easy and simple to understand. If you are worrying about something, look up in the index and read the relevant passage. It really does help
Published 8 months ago by Suet
5.0 out of 5 stars The language of letting go
This superb daily reading is a must for anyone who live or have lived with a problem drinker/drug addict. It's sanity on a daily basis. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Eileen McGuinness
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