Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's our lesson

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."


  1. Oh this was just PERFECT! When I finally stopped waiting on my husband to stop drinking so that I could be happy I opened up a whole new world to myself. And it is a beautiful one!

  2. I read the same book almost everyday along with "Courage to Change" the Al-Anon book.

    Thanks for sharing this, I happened to have missed it on the 18th :)

  3. i read that one and the first one "the language of letting go" melodie is an amazing person who knows because she has been there too. and she is very compassionate to us addicts, to all humans. i love this stuff. today my lesson is standing in my own truth, not someone else's

  4. Great book. My wife and I were reading it every night and we've stopped - this reminds me we need to start it up again.

  5. This is so true. And, once you learn the lesson, it's so comforting to know there are people out there who know what you mean.

  6. It is a great book. Thanks for sharing those quotes. The idea of turning inward to fulfill my needs is a good one.