Wait and See – Day 5
November 09, 2018
“I didn’t know whether my son was an alcoholic or whether he was doing normal experimentation,” a woman said. “I talked to people. I worried about when or whether I should put him in treatment. But the day it became time to do that, I just knew. It became perfectly clear.”
“I’m in a relationship right now, and I’m not sure where it will go,” another woman said. “Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to not obsess and just let it be what it is.”
Wait and see doesn’t mean we completely let go. It means that for a while, we decide to hang on loose.
Action: Can you remember a time when you let go and patiently waited for clarity to arrive? Instead of trying to force things, can you wait until that feeling of rightness comes around again? Relax. Let the picture come into focus instead of staring at it so hard.
From the book: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
About the author
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.