March 7

FAITH MONTH: DAY 7: “If we can just let go and trust that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.” ― Goldie Hawn

I am resistant to writing this morning, so going to push myself to do this. I am responding to the weather again…it is not what feeds my energy when we have days and days of cloud cover and gray weather. I am solar-powered, so have to find the extra push.

Wanting to hibernate is not good for me, because I then cycle through a downward spiral. Not depression, just lack of enthusiasm for what I need to do. Much better when I just get up and go out and do what I need to get done. No matter how I feel or what I think.

Years of experiencing this down time in the Winter has taught me not to buy into my own moods. They are bullshit anyway. So what if I don’t want to do  it? Many years ago, I was able to obtain a giant room-long poster from Nike that said, “Just Do It!”…after many years of moving, it finally just got too beat up to put it up in my office room. No more poster.

But I love that logo. No matter how I feel or what I think about something, I am going to Just Do It most of the time. There are a few exceptions, but not many.

This is what I get from this quote today. I want to be in the solution, not attempting to control the outcome. So I do what is in front of me and see how I feel after. 99% of the time, I feel better when I just do those things I am avoiding. Ego tells me no and I tell Ego to F— off!

There we are…feeling this writing more already, because I chose a quote that resonated with my lying head and just did the deed. I may not write as well today as I sometimes do, but I have learned that there is a great deal of happiness in those things I have done, despite what I feel or think. Neither of those things are my friends anyway.

So, when I am low energy, I can still be productive and create a better feeling for myself by doing what is in front of me. I remember when I was new and people would tell me that God would not give me more than I can handle, I thought they were high.

Now I know that this is a mis-statement. God won’t give me more than I can LEARN to handle, with all the assistance I can ask for from the Universal Power coming from that direction. BIG difference. I say a prayer and begin every task. I am always given what I need. The important thing is to always remember that I MUST have that assistance. Faith means I have LEARNED what I need to know to handle anything. It ain’t me…never was.

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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