Apr. 25th, 2015

evile: (bike)
Today's thought from Hazelden is:

Let go of resentments

Resentments are sneaky, tricky little things. They can convince us they're justified. They can dry up our hearts. They can sabotage our happiness. They can sabotage love.

Most of us have been at the receiving end of an injustice at some time in our lives. Most of us know someone who's complained of an injustice we've done to him or her. Life can be a breeding ground for resentments, if we let it.

"Yes, but this time I really was wronged," we complain.

Maybe you were. But harboring resentment isn't the solution. If it were, our resentment list would resemble the Los Angeles telephone directory. Deal with your feelings. Learn whatever lesson is at hand. Then let the feelings go.

Resentments are a coping behavior, a tool of someone settling for survival in life. They're a form or revenge. The problem is, no matter whom we're resenting, the anger is ultimately directed against ourselves.

Take a moment. Search your heart. Have you tricked yourself into harboring resentment? If you have, take another moment and let that resentment go.

Grant me the serenity that acceptance brings.

You are reading from the book:

More Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie

More Language of Letting Go © 2000 by Melody Beattie. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the permission of Hazelden.

evile: (Celtic Knot)
Disagreement is
not persecution even
though you say it is

You just flood the world
with delusional bullshit
I'm wearing tall boots

striking out at all
how can I have compassion
you won't stop hitting

stop you're hurting me
but it makes me feel better
okay then keep on

why is your pain the
most important thing in our
reality? Why?

I tried to please you
I forgot what pleased myself
empty sad alone

twisted mirror world
you are the thing you hate most
push it off on me

blaming, projection
screaming, shaming and hitting
feeds inner demon

Thing--a tool a toy
was I ever a person
Now an enemy


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