June 2

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 2: “That’s an animal fable about humility. If you survive your mistake, you must learn from it. Accept that you’re fragile, vulnerable, and sometimes stupid. Realize that you’re not immortal and you’ve got to take care of yourself. And then laugh it off and fly away.” ― Marc Maron

This is a great quote! I love the beginning of each month, right now, because I get new quotes that I really have to search for. This is a greater investment in time and work, but I love the results!

I had never heard or read this quote until a few days ago. Isn’t it great?

What if we did just that? Just flew away from those mistakes we made and learned to be human? I love it! We don’t though, we look around for someone to blame and then we dig into that story and create a huge drama around it. We keep the pathology going for many years, angry and rebellious and full of resentment. And it kills us.

And it goes on until we get here, for most of those I meet, for many years after. And we cannot let go of who we have been, even though it is killing us. I want to learn to be like these animals and realize that I am human…fragile, vulnerable and sometimes stupid…or at least ignorant.

And I can learn, and I can stop doing it when I let go of the stories around how it is that I am those things. I love this!

So, today I will be human; and I will be fragile and vulnerable and maybe a bit ignorant. We all are, really. We only have knowledge of what has happened so far. Anything else that crops up is new and different because this is the first time we have lived June 2nd in 2018. Oh! Yeah! That’s right! All of it is new and different.

So we must change what we believe around that and not let it be mired in old ideas and ways of believing. Open ourselves to being fragile, vulnerable and not having all the answers. I don’t believe in mistakes anyway. They are just new lessons coming that I am going to open myself up to and for. That is recovery, by the way! A new way of seeing myself and the world…all shiny and new. I don’t want to tarnish it with my old shit! So, off I go, flying into instead of away…see ya!

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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