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Re: You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 10:08:57 AM »

Today's Thought
MARCH 12

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go.
Melody Beattie ©

Timing

If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies,
which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance
of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and
aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time.
Everything comes at its appointed moment.
--Joseph R. Sizoo

Timing can be frustrating. We can wait and wait for something to happen, and
it seems to be forever until it comes to pass. Or, suddenly, an event or
circumstance is thrust upon us, catching us by surprise. Believing that
things happen too slowly or too quickly is an illusion. Timing is perfect.

Today, I will trust and work with Divine Order. I will accept the timing in
my life today and in my past as being perfect.

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You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 04:58:58 PM »
Today's Thought
MARCH 10

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go.
Melody Beattie ©

Living with Families

I was forty-six years old before I finally admitted to myself and
someone else that my grandfather always managed to make me feel guilty,
angry, and controlled.
--Anonymous

We may love and care about our family very much. Family members may love and
care about us. But interacting with some members may be a real trigger to
our codependency - sometimes to a deep abyss of shame, rage, anger, guilt,
and helplessness.

It can be difficult to achieve detachment, or an emotional level, with
certain family members. It can be difficult to separate their issues from
ours. It can be difficult to own our power.

Difficult, but not impossible.

The first step is awareness and acceptance - simple acknowledgment, without
guilt, of our feelings and thoughts. We do not have to blame our family
members. We do not have to blame or shame ourselves. Acceptance is the goal
- acceptance and freedom to choose what we want and need to do to take care
of ourselves with that person. We can become free of the patterns of the
past. We are recovering. Progress is the goal.

Today, Higher Power, help me be patient with myself as I learn how to apply
recovery behaviors with family members. Help me strive today for awareness
and acceptance.

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