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#1. Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn't good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#2. Anger is a warning signal. It points to problems. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#3. You don't have to search so hard for meaning and destiny. If you focus on keeping yourself clear and in balance and you live from your heart, destiny and your highest-good path will unfold naturally at your feet. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#4. Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#5. Our best problem-solving resource is peace. Solutions arise easily and naturally out of a peaceful state. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#6. Whatever we try to control does have control over us and our life. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#7. Choosing to take responsibility for ourselves and for the consequences our choices create looks like hard work, but it really sets us free. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#8. We decided that sooner or later you had to learn to live without almost everybody, at least for a while. Even people you didn't think you could live without. p 167
love always found itself again. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#9. Perspective will come in retrospect. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#10. Recovery is not only fun, it is simple. It is not always easy, but it is simple. It is based on a premise many of us have forgotten or never learned: Each person is responsible for him- or herself. It involves learning one new behavior that we will devote ourselves to: taking care of ourselves. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#11. Feeling good about ourselves is a choice. So is feeling guilty. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#12. If we are unhappy without a relationship, we'll probably be unhappy with one as well. A relationship doesn't begin our life; a relationship doesn't become our life. A relationship is a continuation of life. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#13. I'd like to make a motion that we face reality. - BOB NEWHART, FROM THE BOB NEWHART SHOW - Author: Melody Beattie
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#14. Today I will honor, cherish, and love myself. When I get confused about what to do, I just have to remember that I need to be true to myself. I will break free of the hold that others-and their expectations-ha ve on me. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#15. We do not lead others into the Light by stepping into the darkness with them. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#16. What's a codependent? The answer's easy. They're some of the most loving, caring people I know. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#17. Remember to be kind. Remember to be loving.
Remember to feel all your feelings and to take care of yourself.
But most of all, remember to be happy. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#18. The more we are focused on controlling and changing others, the more unmanageable our life becomes. The more we focus on living our own life, the more we have a life to live, and the more manageable our life will become. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#19. Today I will focus on a peaceful pace, rather than a harried one. I will keep moving forward gently, not frantically. I will let go of my need to be anxious and upset and will replace these feelings with calmness and harmony. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#20. Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#21. Few things can make us feel crazier than expecting something from someone who has nothing to give. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#22. Some therapists have proclaimed: 'Co-dependency is anything, and everyone is co-dependent.' - Author: Melody Beattie
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#23. Feel what you feel, know what you know, and set your relatives free to do the same. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#24. You don't blast a heart open," she said. "You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#25. In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don't forget everything you've done. You build on it, but it's always there. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#26. Control is an illusion ... - Author: Melody Beattie
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#27. A man went to Istanbul, his first visit there. On his way to a business meeting, this man lost his way. He began raging at himself for getting lost, until a realization allowed him to transcend his ire. "How can I be lost? I've never been here before?" pp 104-105 - Author: Melody Beattie
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#28. The greatest gift we can bring to any relationship wherever we go is being who we are. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#29. God, help me remember that when I admit and accept the truth, I'll be given the power and guidance to change. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#30. There are almost as many definitions of co-dependency as there are experiences that represent it. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#31. Can you feel the rush? Listen quietly. It's there. It's the sound of a life and spirit being set free. God, help me set myself free from ridiculous and unnecessary expectations. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#32. Codependents appear to be depended upon, but they are dependent. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#33. Real power comes when we stop holding others responsible for our pain, and we take responsibility for all our feelings. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#34. Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#35. People and things don't stop our pain or heal us. In recovery, we learn that this is our job, and we can do it by using our resources: ourselves, our Higher Power, our support systems, and our recovery program. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#36. Prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Prayer changes life. Sometimes an event has been manifested that needs to be stopped, midair. Don't pray just when you're in trouble. Pray every day. Surround yourself with prayer. You never know when you might need an extra miracle. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#37. Quit hanging on to the handrails ... Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#38. Guilt can stop us from taking healthy care of ourselves. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#39. Today, I will focus on having a good relationship with myself. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#40. What do you do when life blindfolds you and spins you around? We think it's our fault, that we're to blame, when really we should be focused on being gentle with ourselves. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#41. Today, God, help me practice the concept of acceptance in my life. Help me accept myself, others, and my circumstances. Take me one step further, and help me feel grateful. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#42. Resentments are hardened chunks of anger. They loosen up and dissolve with forgiveness and letting go. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#43. We are on a very rich emotional and physical journey on this planet. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#44. No - simple to pronounce, hard to say. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#45. If somebody rejects you or your choices, you are still real, and you are still worth every bit as much as you would be if you had not been rejected. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#46. Today, I will not wait for others to see and care; I will take responsibility for being aware of my pain and problems, and caring about myself. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#47. The formula is simple: In any given situation, detach and ask, What do I need to do to take care of myself? - Author: Melody Beattie
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#48. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.1 - II TIMOTHY 1:7 - Author: Melody Beattie
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#49. I pray for faith that my future will be good if I live today well, and in peace. I will remember that staying in the present is the best thing I can do for my future. I will focus on what's happening now instead of what's going to happen tomorrow. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#50. Go easy. You may have to push forward, but you don't have to push so hard. Go in gentleness, go in peace. Do not be in so much of a hurry. At no day, no hour, no time are you required to do more than you can do in peace. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#51. Panic is our great enemy. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#52. Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#53. Today, everything I need shall be supplied to me. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#54. Money is not evil. There is no scarcity, except in our mind and attitudes. And what we believe we deserve will be about what we shall receive. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#55. Today I will not wait for someone to come to my aid. I'm not helpless. Although help may come, I'm my own rescuer. My relationships will dramatically improve when I stop rescuing others and stop expecting others to rescue me. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#56. Love means each person is free to follow his or her own heart. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#57. Much of the time, the things we feel guilty about are not our issues. Another person behaves inappropriately or in some way violates our boundaries. We challenge the behavior, and the person gets angry and defensive. Then we feel guilty. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#58. The lesson I was learning involved the idea that I could feel compassion for people without acting on it. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#59. We have as much time as we need. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#60. The pain that comes from loving someone who's in trouble can be profound. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#61. Each life needs its own quiet place. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#62. Don't give up hope. It took many of us twenty years or more to acquire these protective behaviors we umbrella with the word codependency. It may take as much time as that to let go of them. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#63. Let go of your expectations. The universe will do what it will. Sometimes your dreams will come true. Sometimes they won't. Sometimes when you let go of a broken dream, another one gently takes its place. Be aware of what is, not what you would like to be, taking place. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#64. God, help me let go of my need to be afraid. I welcome peace, trust, acceptance, and safety into my life. I will make a point of listening to my healthy, rational fears, and will relinquish all the others. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#65. It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#66. People may get angry at us for setting boundaries; they can't use us anymore. They may try to help us feel guilty so we will remove our boundary and return to the old system of letting them use or abuse us. Don't feel guilty and don't back down. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#67. We need to build downtime into our lives, so that we can have solitude without feeling overcome with guilt. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#68. It's easy to see and notice what we like in other people. Sometimes, it's not as easy to see the attributes and beauty in ourselves. It's good to see the beauty in others. But sometimes, take a moment and get excited when you notice what's beautiful in yourself, too. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#69. I gave three years of my life to take care of my dying mother who had Alzheimer's disease. Being there for her every need for three years might have looked codependent but it wasn't because it was what I wanted to do. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#70. Acceptance is the magic that makes change possible. It is not forever, it is for the present moment - Author: Melody Beattie
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#71. The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. The only person that it is your business to control is yourself. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#72. If we want to change what happens, we change what we believe and expect. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#73. We can trust ourselves to know when our boundaries are being violated. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#74. Love yourself just as you are. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#75. Today I will refuse to jump into the middle of others' affairs, issues, and relationships. I will trust others to work out their own problems, including the ideas and feelings they want to communicate to each other. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#76. Going home means getting comfortable being who you are and who your soul really wants to be. There is no strain with that. The strain and tension come when we're not being who our soul wants to be and we're someplace where our soul doesn't feel at home. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#77. Today I will tell myself that I'm lovable. Just because some people haven't been able to love me in ways that worked doesn't mean that I'm unlovable. I've had lessons to learn, and some of them have hurt deeply, but I can still love, and I still am loved. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#78. Many of us react as though everything is a crisis because we have lived with so many crises for so long that crisis reaction has become a habit. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#79. Let your mind and soul be at ease. Don't grasp and grab for the magic and miracles. When you reside in that place of stillness, the joy, miracles, and magic you're seeking will find you. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#80. Today, I will understand that I hold the key to my freedom. I will stop participating in my oppression and victimization. I will take responsibility for myself, and let others do as they may. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#81. We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#82. Worrying, obsessing, and controlling are illusions. They are tricks we play on ourselves. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#83. Today I will simply accept. I will relinquish the need to be in resistance to myself and my environment in any way. I will move forward in joy by accepting where I am right now. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#84. The test, the mark, of a person that's on a spiritual path is whether they can live in harmony. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#85. Caring works. Caretaking doesn't. We can learn to walk the line between the two. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#86. Taking care of myself is a big job. No wonder I avoided it for so long. - ANONYMOUS - Author: Melody Beattie
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#87. Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#88. Fun is a normal part of being alive. Fun is taking time to celebrate being alive. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#89. We see and understand more about our behaviors. We come aware. And aware. And aware ... Often, we feel uncertain about what to do with all this awareness. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#90. According to some Eastern religion, there is a belt that goes across the world, and I've heard that Minnesota is right in the heart of this spiritual-creative belt of energy. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#91. Today I will let go of my need for approval and my need to be liked. Instead, I will choose to like and approve of myself. The people who count (including me) will respect me when I'm true to who I really am. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#92. Surrendering to a Power greater than ourselves is how we become empowered. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#93. Relationships are where we take our recovery on the road. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#94. Everything comes at its appointed moment. - Joseph R. Sizoo - Author: Melody Beattie
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#95. Today I will surrender to discipline. I realize that sometimes it takes time to see the fruits of my labors, yet I still need to practice discipline. Help me to remember, God, that I'm moving forward, and that I'm learning the very important art of discipline. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#96. Taking time to rest, renew, and refresh yourself isn't wasted time. Recharge. Choose what energizes you. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#97. Panic, not the task, is the enemy. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#98. Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#99. We rescue people from their responsibilities. We take care of people's responsibilities for them. Later we get mad at them for what we've done. Then we feel used and sorry for ourselves. That is the pattern, the triangle. - Author: Melody Beattie
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#100. Nurtured, nourished people, who love themselves and care for themselves, are the delight of the Universe. - Author: Melody Beattie
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