July 5

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 5: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves…” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

This is my favorite quote today. I love them all at some point, but this one is an old favorite that I come to again and again when I am troubled.

Today I am on the soft side of being troubled. There is so much happening in the energy around my life right now that I am puzzled and confused and examining so many aspects of myself and my life. It is a good thing to sit still with. Although that is not my normal style of hitting with a big hammer 500 times to see if I can fix it that way. Haha.

A great quote, though, for all of us who believe life is a series of problems to be resolved, a very, very Western concept. The process of life does not contain problems. But the Ego loves to resolve problems, so we are apt to live in that ego state where everything is in need of a good fix. Ugh!

So, unsolved situations just mean that, the energy is not yet present that will allow to situation or feeling or idea to become peaceful within me again. OR, I will be given new insight into that situation or feeling or idea that will show me why it came up in the first place.

We are not really broken, just living in Ego. That is all. I have to learn to find the place of Universal Power and Love and go there, over and over. It is a big ask. At least for this Ego-based creature. Every layer of this is wrapped in uncertainty and doubt and big questions, for me. And patience is the only way I can get to any of the answers my soul is longing to find.

I love the questions. I sit with them and know that there is always a spiritual answer, but damned if I know it! Haha…and then, it will come, and I will be so shocked that I DID know it all along. I just forget, over and over, that it is in my heart, in my soul. And I so often forget to look there. But sitting still with the questions and loving that they are my lifelong process, is the best part of the journey for me today.

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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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