May 24

INTEGRITY MONTH: DAY 24: “Truth can only be found in a person’s record of actions, not their list of intentions.” ― Suzy Kassem

This is all about matters of acceptance. If I become intolerant, it is because I feel threatened. You cannot threaten me. If my intentions are to heal, I will meet every person who can teach me about my brokenness. This has been shown to me time after time after time.

And will continue to be shown. I intend to heal. How that works may not always be as pretty as I want to be. And I will be uncomfortable in all situations where old ideas clash with my healing intention. Ugh! I get it…but it sure feels icky some days…very icky.

And you may not need or intend to heal…and then I get to have another layer of acceptance around THAT. Ugh! And so on and so on and so on.

May my intentions match my actions this day. I can only pray to be congruent with this. It is a challenge when feelings (f… feelings!) creep in with the constant stream of dialogue from the damn Screaming Purple Monkeys…this can wear a person out. Right?
My sponsor says I need to lighten up today and let it all be the work of the Universal Power. I get to sit with the discomfort and let it work through me. Okay. I cannot be this person I strive to be today…it is all in process. Oh! Alrighty then…marching on to the tune of my different drummer.

May I continue to allow it all to shift through me, so I become that person who is comfortable with the process, not the end result. Peace!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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