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Feb. 8, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Disappointment and Frustration

Many of us, whether we are conscious of it or not, create much of the unhappiness we experience. Our disappointments are the result of our own negative or limited thoughts about ourselves and our world. What are some of those limiting thoughts, those subconscious beliefs, which keep us from experiencing joy and wholeness?

One of those beliefs is that we cannot be fulfilled unless we are loved and accepted by those who are the victims of our past experiences, that we are too old or too set in our ways to change. Still another false idea is, “It’s a catastrophe if things don’t go my way!” Then, too, there’s the self-defeating attitude that to love is to lose, so “I’d better prepare for the worst to happen because it will.”

Two more irrational beliefs are, “I have no control over my happiness and I want life to be easy and without hassles; therefore, I’ll avoid discomfort or any new commitments.”

TODAY I will see each disappointment in my life as a challenge to discover the negative or limited beliefs which keep me from seeing myself as a person of unlimited resources and potential.

You are reading from the book:

The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes

The Reflecting Pond by Liane Cordes. © 1981 by Hazelden Foundation

4 thoughts on “Feb. 8, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation”

  1. You’re right! Would you actually mind if I use this picture and write a little bit about this idea of humility too? I’ll be happy to cite you as my source of inspiration! And I’ll post it later in the week, not today. This just struck such a chord with me that my fingers are literally flying across the keyboard at lightening speed.

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