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9781568385587

More Language of Letting Go

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    9781568385587

  • ISBN10:

    1568385587

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Hazelden

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Summary

This new volume of meditations offers clients ongoing wisdom and guidance about relationship issues. An excellent enhancement to therapy, daily thoughts provide clients with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. This book shares unsentimental, direct help for clients recovering from chemical dependency, healing from relationships and family issues, and exploring personal growth.

Author Biography

Melody Beattie's many books include Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, The Codependent's Guide to the Twelve Steps, and Playing It by Heart.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Credits ix
Introduction xi
January: Trust That Good Will Come
1(34)
February: Say Woohoo
35(36)
March: Learn to Say Whatever
71(34)
April: Learn to Say What
105(30)
May: Learn to Say When
135(36)
June: Learn to Say Relax
171(30)
July: Learn to Say How It Feels
201(32)
August: Learn to Say Thanks
233(38)
September: Learn to Say I Am
271(34)
October: Say I See
305(34)
November: Learn to Say I Can
339(38)
December: How Sweet It Is
377

Excerpts

This is a book of essays, meditations, and activities one for each day of the year. You can use it to begin your year on January 1. Or you can begin your year on your birthday, the day some people believe begins their personal new year. It's a companion book to the original Language of Letting Go (not a replacement or updated edition) and can be used by itself or in conjunction with that book. You can roll along with your life and use the book to address issues that arise. Or you can use this book as a workbook or "playbook" to address specific areas and issues you'd like to focus on in the upcoming year, such as releasing an outdated relationship or behavior, achieving cherished goals, or moving to the next level in work, in love, or in life.The essay that falls on the first day of each month explores the theme for the month. Each monthly topic is a major component in the process of letting go. You will also notice that skydiving, my new passion, has turned out to be a beautiful metaphor for the art of letting go and letting God do for us what we can't do for ourselves.I use God as the predominant word for references to God, Higher Power, Jehovah, or Allah. I may use He or She as the pronoun for God, depending on my mood. I mean no harm, nor is it my intention to discriminate or offend. Substitute whatever word pleases you to describe your idea of God.The prayers and ideas are meant as suggestions.May God bless you, your family, friends, and loved ones in this year to come. And may you guide yourself joyfully through the journey you choose, or have been called, to take. January 1 Trust that good will come It was a slow, boring January day at the Blue Sky Lodge. We had just moved in. The house was a mess. Construction hadn't begun yet. All we had was a plan, and a dream. It was too cold and rainy to skydive or even be outdoors. There wasn't any furniture yet. We were lying around on the floor.I don't know who got the idea first, him or me. But we both picked up Magic Markers about the same time. Then we started drawing on the wall."What do you want to happen in your life?" I asked. He drew pictures of seaplanes, and mountains, and boats leaving the shore. One picture was a video-camera man, jumping out of a plane. "I want adventure," he said.I drew pictures of a woman tromping around the world. She went to war-torn countries, then sat on a fence and watched. She visited the mountains and the oceans and many exciting places. Then I drew a heart around the entire picture, and she sat there in the middle of all the experiences on a big stack of books."I want stories," I said, "ones with a lot of heart."Across the entire picture, in big letters, he wrote the word "Woohoo."As an afterthought, I drew a woman sky diver who had just jumped out of the plane. She was frightened and grimacing. Next to her I wrote the words "Just relax."On the bottom of the wall I wrote, "The future is only limited by what we can see now." He

Excerpted from More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations by Melody Beattie by Melody Beattie
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