My mom gave me a book – Hazelden Meditation Series – More Language of Letting Go – 366 New Daily Meditations by Melody Beattie.
I’m unsure yet if I want to share the passage daily – a partial – or maybe only when it resonates with me.
This time I’m going to share the whole thing:
“We can’t always be sure things will always work out, but we will always have the strength to make it through. We can trust that eventually both the bad and the good will come to pass.
I’ve had the good ripped away from me and felt the sorrow until I could drown. But it passed.
All I’m saying is sometimes the bad guys win and the good guys lose. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Sometimes nothing that we do seems to swing the decision one way or the other, but we can always come back tomorrow. There’s always another chance to play the game, dance, sweat, and cry. And maybe it’s the experience, not the outcome that is the true prize.
If you’re feeling a loss of strength or confidence, let go of the desperate need for a positive outcome in your life. Realize that this, too, will pass. Gain your strength from knowing that whether an event is good or bad, we’re enriched by our experiences. Only we can choose to learn from them or allow resentment and foolish expectations to destroy their value.
Dust yourself off. Pick yourself up. Step up to the plate and get back in the game.”
I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in…
Being in recovery, I think this will be essential to read every day, and I need to remember that.
I’m also dying to get these three workbooks –
Hopefully soon so I can get started on them. I’m trying my best to keep my self on this sober journey, but my days are proving harder more often than not.
But I will breath and take it one day at a time.
Just keep reminding myself, one day at a time.