Melody Beattie Quotes

Enjoy the top 199 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Melody Beattie.

Melody Beattie Quotes

Today, I will focus on having a good relationship with myself.
— Melody Beattie —

We decided that sooner or later you had to learn to live without almost everybody, at least for a while. Even people you didn't think you could live without. p 167
love always found itself again.

— Melody Beattie

I didn't have to scramble up and down the ladder from despair to euphoria anymore, trying to convince myself that life was either painful and terrible or joyous and wonderful. The simple truth was that life was both. p 214

— Melody Beattie

For each of us, there comes a time to let go. You will know when that time has come. When you have done all that you can do, it is time to detach. Deal with your feelings. Face your fears about losing control. Gain control of yourself and your responsibilities. Free others to be who they are. In so doing, you will set yourself free. ACTIVITY Is there an event or person in your life that you are trying to control? Why? Write a few paragraphs about it.

— Melody Beattie

Frequently, when I suggest to people that they detach from a person or problem, they recoil in horror. "Oh, no!" they say. "I could never do that. I love him, or her, too much. I care too much to do that. This problem or person is too important to me. I have to stay attached!" My answer to that is, "WHO SAYS YOU HAVE TO?" I've got news-good news. We don't "have to." There's a better way. It's called "detachment."3 It may be scary at first, but it will ultimately work better for everyone involved.

— Melody Beattie

Recovery is not about being right; it's about allowing ourselves to be who we are and accepting others as they are.

— Melody Beattie

Today, I will watch myself and listen to myself as I go through my day. I will not judge myself for what I'm feeling; I will accept myself.

— Melody Beattie

I used to be afraid of pain, didn't take a lot of risks, especially in love. I'm not as afraid anymore. I'm more spontaneous, more likely to say what I think.

— Melody Beattie

Guilt can prevent us from setting the boundaries that would be in our best interests, and in other people's best interests.

— Melody Beattie

Letting go of our ideas about how life should go is a choice that sets life's magic free.

— Melody Beattie

You can clear the land, plow the field, spread the fertilizer, and plant the corn. But you cannot make it rain. You cannot prevent an early frost. You cannot determine exactly what will happen in your life. The rain may or may not fall, but one thing is certain: you will get a harvest only if you planted something in the field. It's important to do everything in our power to ensure our success, but we also need to let the universe take its course.

— Melody Beattie

God loves me enough to let me go through all the lessons I came here to learn, even the ones that hurt the most. His presence doesn't deny me. It's always there to help me see and understand what I came to this planet to learn.

— Melody Beattie

Sometimes, we don't get what we want ... But this is a benevolent universe. And once in a while, we do.

— Melody Beattie

This moment, we are right where we need to be, right where we are meant to be.

— Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Melody Beattie quotes? Click on image of Melody Beattie quotes to view full size.

Melody Beattie Quotes Pictures 1
Melody Beattie Quotes Pictures 2
Melody Beattie Quotes Pictures 3
Melody Beattie Quotes Pictures 4