Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

“The Language of Letting Go” by Melody Beattie

on June 10, 2013

Good morning!

Today I will begin posting small excerpts from books that may be helpful in your recovery.  Not every book I share will be appropriate for you.  And I don’t necessarily recommend everything in each book.  Sometimes authors can turn in a wrong direction or present something you are not ready for.  Take what you can from the books I’m presenting and let the rest go for now.

We’ll start with the book The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie.  She presents a meditation for each calendar day.  If you like the selection I’ve posted, see if you can get a copy of the book to peruse further and perhaps purchase or borrow.

 

Staying in the Present Moment                                     January 28

 

     Often, one of our biggest questions is “What’s going to happen?”  We may ask this about our relationships, our career, our recovery, our life.  It is easy to tangle ourselves up in worrisome thoughts.

     Worrying about what’s going to happen blocks us from functioning effectively today.  It keeps us from doing our best now.  It blocks us from learning and mastering today’s lessons.  Staying in the now, doing our best, and participating fully today are all we need to do to assure ourselves that what’s going to happen tomorrow will be for the best. 

     Worrying about what’s going to happen is a negative contribution to our future.  Living in the here and now is ultimately the best thing we can do, not only for today, but for tomorrow.  It helps our relationships, our career, our recovery, and our life.

     Things will work out, if we let them.  If we must focus on the future other than to plan, all we need to do is affirm that it will be good.

 

I pray for faith that my future will be good if I live today well, and in peace.  I will remember that staying in the present is the best thing I can do for my future.  I will focus on what’s happening now instead of what’s going to happen tomorrow.

 

I’ll be back tomorrow with another book.

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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