August 21

COURAGE MONTH: DAY 21: “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

A lovely quote. And I get it. So many times I have had the audacity to do what I thought was best for me and incurred the displeasure and judgments of those around me. I don’t let that stop me. I learned a long time ago that I was a different kind of person.

I love that there are so many who want to put labels and names on that. Haha! I defy them all! I really love that I will always be led to do what is right for me. I trust my heart, my guide, that still small voice that is always there when I sit still and listen.

It has also been quite loud and screaming…like “Oh, hell no” when I am about to do something that is not right for me. I can ignore even that, so I have learned. But today, I really want to be friends with that voice, the one that lives in my heart and somehow knows what I am to do or not do.

I trust it completely, so I do my best to listen and be aware and follow its certain guidance. I am never disappointed when I do. I have been led to an amazing world and an amazing life!

Some of the people who are part of this new life I have been forming over the last couple of months are so welcoming and fun! It is great to be in this space! I am so blessed to have a happy, full and rewarding life in a beautiful setting, where I feel grateful and happy every day!

Each little piece is falling together, and I get to see how wonderfully life is unfolding at this time. It was not perhaps the most popular idea, but it sure is the best one. And that tells me that it was the right one as well.

I have never been wrong when I listen to and trust my gut. There are amazing things all around me and the energy gets better and better every day. I love this! There is little for me to clean up in the way my life is going today.

I had created so much wreckage with people for so many years. This is a great time and place for me. I have not had that strange sense of doom or unhappiness or wariness or discomfort in a very long time. I may be delusional, but I don’t care. If that is what this is, I will take more every day! Woohoo!

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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