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The Language of Letting Go

Melody Beattie, the bestselling author of Codependent No More and Beyond Codependency , has now created Hazelden's first meditation book for codependents. Here are reflections that nurture spiritual and emotional health, serenity, and recovery. 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 ...

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The Language of Letting Go

Melody Beattie, the bestselling author of Codependent No More and Beyond Codependency , has now created Hazelden's first meditation book for codependents. Here are reflections that nurture spiritual and emotional health, serenity, and recovery. 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 fruitful reflection on problem-solving, self-awareness, sexuality, intimacy, detachment, attachment, acceptance, feelings, relationships, spirituality, and more.

Offering hope and inspiration, tempered with the clear-eyed perspective of one who has been there and back, the author empowers readers to affirm who they are--their beliefs, thoughts, instincts, feelings--and, ultimately, their ability to change. These meditations are tools designed to help recovering codependents realize the goal Beattie defines as "stopping the pain and gaining control of your life"

The bestselling author has written Hazelden's first meditation book for codependents, complete with reflections for nurturing spiritual and emotional health.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780886763442
  • Publisher: Metacom, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/1990
  • Format: Cassette

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  • Posted October 5, 2009

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    I keep buying it and giving it away

    This is a book of daily affirmations, but I found it to be much more helpful than the typical Stuart Smalley "You're good enough, you're smart enough..." tripe. It is aimed at people in codependent relationships but speaks profoundly to anyone with low self-esteem. There have been days when I thought the author was speaking directly to me -- that's how meaningful I have found it to be. You can open it anywhere and find something relevant.
    Since it is always in the bargain bin, I buy it over and over and give it to people I love who are struggling to be happier. Do yourself a favor and buy it.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    words of wisdom !

    i was intorduced to this book a few years ago , i have passed it along to so many people i meet once again i find myself without a copy . for thanksgiving this year i bought the book for all of my family members , there is something for everyone !

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    The Language Of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

    This book was recommended to me by an aquaintance. I originally purchased this book for a friend though I didn't give it to her because she purchased her own. I am about to give it to someone else. I feel people who find themselves feeling weak or unable to control their own destiny's should sit with this book to give them strength to move forward. It helped me to give this to someone who was in need of just that. Never rain on your own parade stand up and take control and release the people or things in your life that are pulling you down. If they are a very heavy weight why should they be your anchor? I call these people or things psychological and emotional vampires. They drain you of your own strength for their needs. In the words of a great lady named Ann Landers "No one can take advantage of you without your permission." I believe this to the truth and have lived by those words for many years. Gain strength starting with this book and others she has written. Melody Beattie was there and she speaks for many that are now in the same position. Melody offers a great deal of knowledge. Let her help you to grow stronger. Good Luck and Best Wishes to you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Great book

    This book was very highly recommended to me by a dear friend. It is absolutely an inspiration to me......I have even given this book as a gift to family and friends because it is so good. I use this book as sort of a "Good morning God" book and it helps me to be inspired throughout the day.......very specific........easy read......but full of wisdom!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

    I was handed this book my first day of sobriety from Alcohol and Drugs. I have read it everyday since for the past 8.5 years. I now own a sober living home for women and we read this book every morning at our Daily Meeting. This book and the tools it offers have literally saved my sanity!! I have learned to be direct, to not take ownership of other peoples "stuff", to take care of me...the list goes on and on and on!!! This is a fantastic tool...an absolute MUST...if you suffer from co-dependency, low self esteem, or the inability to know or speak your truth! Get it, Read it, practice the tools...everyday...your life and relationships will change!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2009

    For all who struggle with Codependency

    Melogy Beattie describes the problem of codependacy so accurate word for word of what it's like to have this issue. I would highly recommend this daily book of meditations to help you on your recovery from Codependency, its a day by day journey toward freedom. I thank her for all her books. She is truly an expert on this topic.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    A Must Have For Survivors of Abuse

    An amazing book that walks you through the healing process. You can read it daily because it is set up for each day in every month or you can look up topics in the back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Liberating!!!!

    This book helped me so much through a difficult marriage and divorce. It helped me think about myself and realize that i did indeed have a right to be happy on my own. Gave me the strength to stand up for myself and enjoy life! I bught a copy for my friend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2014

    This book can really help in all aspects of life, not just codep

    This book can really help in all aspects of life, not just codependency or addiction. Everything time I read it I feel empowered, at peace or leading down the path to peace, and reminded that  I control my own outcome. That happiness lies within me and not others. That it is okay to "be human" and feel things and to face things and just deal with them. VERY DIRECT, NOT CHEESY AND JUST SPEAKS TO YOU ON ALL LEVELS. ( a big kick in the butt I LOVE IT) 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Even though I am an atheist, I am aware of the notion of cause and effect, and of the fact that, in general, if you always try to do good in your life, then you will always like yourself. You will have integrity. At the time I read this book I was a religious person, but even now that I am not, I would still recommend it because of its insistence on self-love and self-respect.

    This book emphasizes the notion that people are not to allow themselves to be used because both the victim and the user are degraded by the experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Daily Read

    This is a must read every day...insight into all our thoughts, feelings & expectations and how to deal with them and those people who test us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Recommended

    Excellent short daily readings on ways in improve your attitude towards life. Not pedantic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    This is one of my favorite daily reads. My 1990 edition was com

    This is one of my favorite daily reads. My 1990 edition was coming apart because I have been reading it every day, even taking it with me when I travel, so I was happy to find an eBook version for my new Nook that I received for my birthday the end of last year. I have my older paperback safely stored in a door while I enjoy the convenience of reading this on my Nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Melody Beatties book has been very helpful and inspiring me in changing my thought pattern and the emotions as I am going through a trying and emotional time this stage in my life. Overseeing the care of my elderly parents, whom all there lives have been difficult to deal with. Im also comforted that Melody includes God in this resd. Reading this book can benefit us with our battles and stages of our lives. Thank You Melody!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    allowed me to exhale!

    Just started reading this book and already feel a sense of relief and peace.

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  • Posted August 24, 2010

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    Emerging into a healthier life.

    Perhaps it is my perspective; but I do not subscribe to the concept of co-dependency. We are all each of us interdependent on one another, with our society, and our ecosystem. What is beneficial about this book however is its curriculum of surrender, loving oneself without vanity, establishing healthy boundaries and behaviors, having patience with oneself, and removing the need to manipulate environment or other people. It engenders a high respect for free-will. It does not promote a specific spiritual or religious path yet remains spiritual none-the less.

    This book was profound when I first bought it, over the years it is not as earth shattering, but still a nice refresher and a means of centering when off balance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Let Go And Let God

    This book is one of those books that everyone who is having a hard time of letting go and moving on with their lives. It is one of those books that you read and you can actually agree with.

    For anyone who feels bound by their anger, guilt, hurt or pain, I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that the book was just about forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more than that. I was about how you should deal with friends, family and yourself and more importantly, how to keep these relationships strong when things go wrong. Having read it, I feel like a better person. Maybe because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You will understand why when you read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2010

    AMAZING

    this is read every morning before I start my day. Amazing insight, and different ways to think about life. Recommended to everyone who is looking for something inspirational to start their day.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    I like the headline - although the art work makes is look as though the book is just for women. It's not just for women. Many recovering men and women both, including myself use this as a daily meditation source.

    I love this book as a recovery tool. I've used it as a daily meditation now for nine years and always pick up something fresh. I've given the book to at least 10 other men and women who have co-dependency issues. I highly recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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