Easy Does It – Day 4

October 12, 2017

Are you scared that if you don’t try harder it won’t get done? Do you struggle with the extremes of not trying at all and trying too hard?

Inventory Focus: Are you trying to force something to happen? Is that working out well for you? Instead of believing that you have to make it happen all by yourself, by the sheer exertion of strength and will, try to relax and gently ease into it. Try to trust that things will work out well, that you’re not alone, and that you’re part of a greater plan. Are you willing to try that, instead of trying harder? Sometimes when things don’t work out, it’s because you’re trying to do the wrong thing. Other times, it’s because you’re doing the right thing, but trying too hard. You won’t know which approach is best until you step back.

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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