Blogs


Notices

5/21 Language of Letting Go

Old 05-21-2007, 08:59 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Cynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,812
5/21 Language of Letting Go

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

Getting Needs Met

I want to change careers . . . I need a friend . . .I'm ready to be in a relationship . . .

Regularly, we become aware of new needs. We may need to change our behavior with our children. We may need a new couch, love and nurturing, a dollar, or help.

Do not be afraid to recognize a want or need. The birth of a want or need, the temporary frustration from acknowledging a need before it's met, is the start of the cycle of receiving what we want. We follow this by letting go, then receiving that which we want and need. Identifying our needs is preparation for good things to come.

Acknowledging our needs means we are being prepared and drawn to that which will meet them. We can have faith to stand in that place in between.

Today, I will let go of my belief that my needs never get met. I will acknowledge my wants and needs, and then turn them over to my Higher Power. My Higher Power cares, sometimes about the silliest little things, if I do. My wants and needs are not an accident. God created me and all my desires.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 1990, Hazelden Foundation.
Cynay is offline  
Old 05-21-2007, 09:20 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
CindeRella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!
 
Rella927's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Spreading my wings
Posts: 7,164
Thank you for this today Cynay! It was a good choice!
Rella927 is offline  
Old 05-21-2007, 05:07 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
full of hope
 
chero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,170
Originally Posted by Cynay View Post
Acknowledging our needs means we are being prepared and drawn to that which will meet them. We can have faith to stand in that place in between.
Thanks, Cynay! I needed this today. That in between place is a hard place to be!

You know what's strange. I read this in the book this morning and missed that part. I would have missed it all together if you hadn't posted it here!

Thanks!
chero is offline  
Old 05-21-2007, 05:27 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Becoming a Butterfly
 
WantsOut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 904
I know this is going to sound so dark, and I do recognize the "power of positive thinking", but it's so hard for me to really believe this without thinking it's delusional thinking.

Today I was walking to the store. I saw a dead baby bird on the sidewalk. I waondered what happened to his higher power. That really happened today so this is timely for me.
WantsOut is offline  
Old 05-22-2007, 09:45 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Cynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,812
I would guess that his Higher Power was holding the bird in the palm of his hand....

Sometimes I believe death is more mercful then living. Dont take that wrong as in "taking" a life.. but more in the release of this life..... That bird will want for nothing today.
Cynay is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 AM.