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Another Letting Go Reading - May 31st
May 31, 2007
12:46 pm
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You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

What If?

I was talking to a friend one day about something I planned to do. Actually, I was worrying about how one particular person might react to what I intended to do.

"What if he doesn't handle it very well?" I asked.

"Then," my friend replied, "you're going to have to handle it well."

What if's can make us crazy. They put control over our life in someone else's hands. What if's are a sign that we have reverted to thinking that people have to react in a particular way for us to continue on our course.

What if's are also a clue that we may be wondering whether we can trust ourselves and our Higher Power to do what's best for us. These are shreds of codependent ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, and they signal fear.

The reactions, feelings, likes or dislikes of others don't have to control our behaviors, feelings, and direction. We don't need to control how others react to our choices. We can trust ourselves, with help from a Higher Power, to handle any outcome - even the most uncomfortable. And, my friend, we can trust ourselves to handle it well.

Today, I will not worry about other people's reactions or events outside of my control. Instead, I will focus on my reactions. I will handle my life well today and trust that, tomorrow, I can do the same.

May 31, 2007
12:49 pm
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I don't want to ruin a good thing, because these readings ARE very helpful.

BUT

I think there are rules here about posting material like this...because of the plagarism laws/rules.

I remember site coordinator bringing this up over on libs side when we were tackling another book chapter by chapter...we were asked to refrain from posting from the book.

I don't want you to get in trouble for making the same error.

Perhaps you can mention what you read, in general and discuss how you felt about it...the general idea of todays reading kind of thing.

but word for word is a no-no I think.

I wish it wasn't...those books are good.

May 31, 2007
12:57 pm
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Rising, thanks for the heads up...

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