Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Learn to say I am
We hear a lot about becoming whole. “Become a complete human being.” “Start on the pathway to becoming whole.” “You won’t find romantic love until you know you’re complete.” Frankly, these kinds of comments often confused me. But then I decided that wholeness relates directly to the process of detaching – letting go.
It’s admirable to go after our dreams and know what we want to accomplish. But after we identify what it is we’re after, we need to let it go. We need to know in our hearts and souls that we’re okay whether we ever get what we’re after or not.
Another friend described it this way, “It’s the old Zen Buddhist thing,” he said. “When you’re one with yourself, life becomes magical. You can get whatever you want.”
The most powerful and magical words we can say in the language of letting go are these: I am.
Then we step it up one notch by learning to say, I am complete just as I am.
God, help me know the power of the words I am.
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More Language of Letting Go © 2000 by Melody Beattie