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Recovery is not about eliminating our personality. Recovery aims at changing, accepting, working around, or transforming our negatives, and building on our positives. We all have assets; we only need to focus on them, empower them, and draw them out in ourselves.

— The Language of Letting Go | Melody Beattie (via divorce-liveblog)

Anytime you do not feel anger, blame, self-pity, bitterness or resentment,
then you are experiencing recovery.
I love & appreciate anyone whose been vulnerable enough to share their, fears, love, pain, worry, and happiness with me. Thank you, always.

— Gentle reminder. (via afreedomtoexpress)

(via abiding-in-peace)

Why should you trouble yourself about the future? You do not even properly know about the present. Take care of the present, the future will take care of itself.

— Ramana Maharshi (via christ-consciousness)

(via abiding-in-peace)

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.

— Henry David Thoreau

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Brené Brown (via zenarchism)

(via abiding-in-peace)

journeyforhappiness:

My ED is not a choice, but recovery is!

YES!

journeyforhappiness:

My ED is not a choice, but recovery is!

YES!

(Source: myrecoveryisachoice)

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. You are a function of this total galaxy, bounded by the Milky Way, and this galaxy is a function of all other galaxies. You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.You are the eternal thing that comes and goes that appears - now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now as Betty Brown - and so it goes, forever and ever and ever.

— Alan Watts (via newlifefoundationthailand)

twloha:

We know that some days are harder than others. 
We know that sometimes you’re not sure how you can hold on to hope. 
We know that it’s scary to think about the future.
You are here. You made it to this day. You will make it to the next one. 
You are here.
Let that be the proof you need to keep going. 
(Source: theclassyissue)

twloha:

We know that some days are harder than others. 

We know that sometimes you’re not sure how you can hold on to hope. 

We know that it’s scary to think about the future.

You are here. You made it to this day. You will make it to the next one. 

You are here.

Let that be the proof you need to keep going. 

(Source: theclassyissue)

I am leaving my prison. →

Via Bitter/Sweet

She let go.

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice.

She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.

She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line.

She didn’t utter one word.

She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

— Rev. Safire Rose (via cbt-rebt-mindfulness-recovery)

Be like the bird, pausing in its flight
On limb too slight,
Feels it give way, yet sings,
Knowing it has wings.

— Victor Hugo