Colors – Day 5

January 04, 2019

Please don’t let our world—or your world—turn black and white. I know it’s tough grinding through emotions. I spent years crying every day after my son died. I hated it. But eventually I began to see the gift: at least I had loved so deeply and intensely that it broke my heart.

Action: These are things that help me get in touch with feelings: emotionally honest people, writing in my journal, good movies, good books. Exercising, especially yoga, helps me get unstuck. Acupuncture helps, too, when automatic pilot has set in. If you really get stuck, you may need professional help. Anger management classes and therapy are options too.

I believe the world will assist you with whatever you need. The right person or incident will come along to trigger you, poke you, help you feel. You might work hard to not feel, at first. But life is persistent. Some of those disruptive incidents are gifts to help you come back to life.

From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact

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In addiction and recovery circles, Melody Beattie is a household name. She is the best-selling author of numerous books.

One of Melody's more recent titles is The Grief Club, which was published in 2006. This inspirational book gives the reader an inside look at the miraculous phenomenon that occurs after loss--the being welcomed into a new "club" of sorts, a circle of people who have lived through similar grief and pain, whether it be the loss of a child, a spouse, a career, or even one's youth.

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