In Repair

It takes courage to be willing to stand still and feel what we must feel.

Sometimes, we have what seems like endless layers of pain inside us.

It will only hurt for a little while, no longer than necessary, to heal us. We can trust that if we must feel pain, it is part of healing, and it is good. We can become willing to surrender to and accept the inevitable painful feelings that are a good part of recovery.

Go with the flow, even when the flow takes us through uncomfortable feelings. Release, freedom, healing and good feelings are on the other side.

I am willing to feel what I need to feel to be healed, healthy and whole.

--Melody Beattie, Language of Letting Go, reading for September 8.