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Language of Letting Go - October 23 - Morning Cues

Old 10-23-2008, 03:35 PM
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Language of Letting Go - October 23 - Morning Cues

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

Morning Cues

There is an important message for us first thing every day.

Often, once we get started with the day, we may not listen as closely to life and ourselves as we do in those still moments when we first awaken.

An ideal time to listen to ourselves is when we are laying quietly, our defenses are down, and we're open and most vulnerable.

What is the first feeling that floods through us, the feeling that perhaps we are trying to avoid during the business of the day? Are we angry, frustrated, hurt, or confused? That is what we need to focus on and work through. That's the issue we need to address.

When you awaken, what is the first idea or thought that enters your mind? Do you need to finish a timely project? Are you in need of a fun day? A restful day?

Do you feel sick and need to nurture yourself? Are you in a negative frame of mind? Do you have an issue to resolve with someone?

Do you need to tell someone something? Is something bothering you? Is something feeling particularly good?

Does an idea occur to you, something you could get or do that would feel good?

When you awaken, what is the first issue that presents itself? You don't have to be fearful. You don't have to rush. You can lay still and listen and then accept the message.

We can define some of our recovery goals for the day by listening to the morning message.

God, help me let go of my need to be in resistance to the harmonic flow of life. Help me learn to go with the flow and accept the help and support that You have to offer me.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 1990, Hazelden Foundation.
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I usually wake up in a pretty good frame of mind.

Something that helps me hang on to that is to sit and watch the sunrise and spend a moment having a coffee with God. I give him my son to take care of, and I ask to be led for the day and not distracted by trivial "noise".

I didn't used to be a morning person but today I find it one of the most beautiful times of day.

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