July 8

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 8: “A warrior of the Light is never in a hurry. Time works in his favor; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking.” ― Paulo Coelho

I love the idea of being a Warrior of the Light. Isn’t that great? Sadly, I am not sure I qualify, since this is saying that I have mastered my impatience.

I do not think I can say that I have. I know for sure I can not claim to avoid acting without thinking. I am still quite rash in my actions at times. The fear comes and I say and do things that are not the ones I would choose if I were to be more mindful and masterful.

So, guess I have some work to do; some practice to attend to. Okay. I accept that. I will always remind myself that this is a “progress, not perfection” kind of thing. I hate that so many use it as an excuse for so many years, but I am not any further along than a lot of them. Ugh!

Now, the interesting part is that I believe I should be further along. Uhoh! There is that nasty old Ego of mine (Screaming Purple Monkeys-SPM) telling me that I am better, unique, work harder….blah, blah, blah. So sad.

I am in training  to be a Warrior of the Light. That is all. Not where I was, but far from the title, that is for sure. We are here together because we are ALL in training. Okay. Now we can shake off the BS and get on with our training. I have so many great teachers. Thanks for that, benevolent Universal Power!

Today I am slowing down to become more masterful and mindful. More Warrior-like. I love that title, because my name literally means “Warrior.” And not the kind that just puts up a fight for the hell of it, either. At least not these days.

Well, this is all I have today. It is a good day. Enjoy it, you in-training warriors of the Light.

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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