Rewards of Letting Go

“The rewards from detachment are great:  serenity; a deep sense of peace; the ability to give and receive love in self-enhancing, energizing ways; and the freedom to find real solutions to our problems.  We find the freedom to live our own lives without excessive feelings of guilt about, or responsibility toward others.  Sometimes detachment even motivates and frees people around us to begin to solve their problems.  We stop worrying about them, and they pick up the slack and finally start worrying about themselves.  What a grand plan!  We each mind our own business.”

— Melody Beattie, Codependent No More, p. 57

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