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Old 11-25-2014, 03:00 AM   #1
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The Language of Letting Go

by Melody Beattie


Denial is a powerful tool. Never underestimate its ability to cloud your vision.

Be aware that, for many reasons, we have become experts at using this tool to make reality more tolerable. We have learned well how to stop the pain caused by reality - not by changing our circumstances, but by pretending our circumstances are something other than what they are.

Do not be too hard on yourself. While one part of you was busy creating a fantasy reality, the other part went to work on accepting the truth.

Now, it is time to find courage. Face the truth. Let it sink gently in.
When we can do that, we will be moved forward.

God, give me the courage and strength to see clearly.

Today I am going to spend more time looking for all the positive things about myself. Today I recognize myself and acknowledge myself as a terrific human being. --Ruth Fishel

How often I hid behind that smile. Everything is just F.I.N.E., thank you very much. When I got to recovery, I found out that that word meant: Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional (or Enjoying It).

Denial is a blanket we often wear when we don't want to face something and/or we don't feel we are ready to handle it. We forget that through our Higher Power, all things are possible. I found it kept coming back until I was ready, and the longer I waited, the sicker I got, and instead of a challenge I need to over come, it became a problem I stayed stuck in.

A copy of a post I made on another site that I reread tonight.

Denial - Not a River in Egypt!

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