Life is a Revelation…be encouraged

Melody writes with a with straight forward power and conviction that you can feel when you read her words…even if we are not “officially” in recovery this post will still speak volumes…beencouraged!

Bright, shiny objects!

Melody-Beattie-8x6.jpgMelody Beattie writes:

Recovery is not about being right; it’s about allowing ourselves to be who we are and accepting others as they are. That concept can be difficult for many of us if we have lived in systems that functioned on the “right-wrong” justice scale. The person who was right was okay; the person who was wrong was shamed. All value and worth may have depended on being right; to be wrong meant annihilation of self and self-esteem. In recovery, we are learning how to strive for love in our relationships, not superiority. Yes, we may need to make decisions about people’s behavior from time to time. If someone is hurting us, we need to stand up for ourselves. We have a responsibility to set boundaries and take care of ourselves. But we do not need to justify taking care of ourselves by condemning someone else. We can…

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  1. Great post Stephen!

  2. WordsFallFromMyEyes on said:

    Big, big LIKE.

  3. orépuk on said:

    Un philosophe français que je n’aime pas, écrit ” l’enfer c’est les autres ” JP Sartre.

  4. One of the hardest things, to accept oneself and be truly “who you are”.

    • I’ve found the “hardest part” is not being who you are (although it can be very difficult at times), it is knowing who you are…for years (decades actually) I didn’t know who I was…which really made it damn hard to be me.

      Be encouraged!

  5. please accept this award for you blog..God bless you always.

    • Thank you so much…Outstanding Blogger…hmmm…are you sure you’ve got the right blogger?…perhaps you would like to rethink this…was the decision made in haste?…or did you lose a bet?…hahaha…you all really are too kind…while I’m sure I don’t deserve it, I’ll accept before you change your mind…big thanks…be encouraged!

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