One of my saving graces has been a book of daily meditations called, More Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie. I gain something by each reading, but this one on July 18th really spoke to me.
"When you learn your lessons, the pain goes away."
~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, The Wheel of Life
"Sometimes, we wait and wait for a painful situation to end. When will he stop drinking? When will she call? When will this financial stuff get better? When will I know what to do next?
Life has its own timeline. As soon as we get the lesson, the pain neutralizes, then disappears.
And the lesson is always ours.
Examine your life. Are you waiting for someone or something outside of you to happen to make you feel better? Are you waiting for someone to learn his or her lesson for your pain to stop? If you are, try turning inward. See what the lesson really is."
"God, please show me what I'm supposed to be learning right now."
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