Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
One of the most constructive things I can do is to learn to listen to myself and get in touch with my true feelings. For years, I tuned myself out, going along, instead, with what others felt and said. Even today, it sometimes seems that they have it all together, while I’m still stumbling about. Thankfully, I’m beginning to understand that people-pleasing takes many forms. Slowly but steadily, I’ve also begun to realize that it’s possible for me to change my old patterns. Will I encourage myself to tune in to the real me?
Will I listen carefully to my own inner voice with the expectation that I’ll hear some wonderful things?
Today I Pray
I pray that I may respect myself enough to listen to my real feelings, those emotions which for so long I refused to hear or name or own, which festered in me like a poison. May I know that I need to stop often, look at my feelings, and listen to the inner me.
Today I Will Remember
I will own my feelings.
You are reading from the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation