July 29

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 29: “One who is patient glows with an inner radiance.” ― Allan Lokos

Every person I have met who attracted me was patient. The first true “guru” I ever had was an imminently patient person, who spoke slowly and was so peaceful. I really wanted what he had. I have met many since that time, teachers and those who truly are enlightened beings amongst us, and I love being in their presence.

This is not my default setting, but I sure am a great deal more patient and peaceful than I ever was before. I don’t know that I will ever achieve the levels some of these folks have, but I am certainly happy to keep working toward that place.

Most of us are impatient with ourselves and beat US up terribly. That is where I see the worst of my own shortcomings occur. This truly is the seat of all those things if I look at it well. I love that we get to consistently look at who we are and how we can become better and better people each day. Life is good when I am willing to grow into the woman I hope to be.

I have been watching my lack of patience lately, writing about it every day gives me constant reminders of how that is. I become more mindful of who I am and how I walk through the world.

It gets better for me with this. I am blessed that I found this way of practicing and maintaining these principles more deeply every day. It helps so much and brings me to the place I most long to go. Today I feel rich and blessed and happy. That is all…I go out to my gardens to do the work where patience really began to occur for me. I love that!

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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