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Loving Without Leaning


This is lesson 1 in the series "Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning" looking at aspects of codependency from a spiritual point of view. Each of the 48 lessons includes a prayer or meditation.

To see the complete list of codependency topics click here.

To find locations of Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) meetings click here. Meetings are based on the spiritually oriented 12-step program from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Loving Without Leaning

The leaning of codependency is depending on something apart from us to provide a sense of wellbeing.

When we rely on an outside source for happiness, we create tension and stress in our mind and body; we can never be sure we are going to get what we need to make us feel complete.

To return to our state of feeling harmonious in our mind and body means we must provide our own happiness, internally and externally; not be dependent on another person or source to make us happy.

Here is an excerpt from “The Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Neibuhr (1926), recited at the CoDA meetings

Serenity Prayer

"God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference."

The entire series of 48 Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning lessons can be purchased as a handy EPUB or PDF ebook by clicking here.

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Article by Susan Helene Kramer

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