March 30

FAITH MONTH: DAY 30: “Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”― Max Lucado

Most people are very short-sighted and self-involved in their beliefs. I was raised in that kind of religious environment where a punishing God was all they knew. As a result, the people around me were like bad kids who feared being caught out and punished all the time.

Every act of Universal Power is neither punishment nor is it reward. There is no system like that in this universe that I can see. What we get to do each, and every moment is either accept life as it is or rage against it in self pity or some other unhappy emotional response.

There is so much balance in the way the Universe evolves, as I can witness it when I sit in a perspective that is not solely all about me. I am such a tiny and really speck in the Universe that it does not matter how I feel, except to me. Acceptance is such a great gift. I am grateful to Dr. Paul O. every day for the one piece of writing in the BB that I read nearly daily.

Every time I do read that piece, my faith grows, because I am reminded, once again, that I know nothing of what is afoot and pretending to is the greatest folly I can involve myself in. It creates fear and insecurity and pain because I sit in resistance to life. That sucks!

Like standing on the beach and letting every wave pound me and fighting the ocean. We always lose that one. When we get caught in getting pulled under or out into deeper water, the wisdom is always to let go and relax. We only drown when we resist and fight. For me, reading the piece on Acceptance in the BB by Dr. Paul is such a huge relief…”Oh, yeah. It ain’t about me. I just need to let go of my opinions and ideas.” Big sigh, and I am able to swim away again. Thank you Dr. Paul!

I know there are about 5 trillion things I do not understand about life. Well, duh! Who said I was going to gain understanding about life? No one…ever…yet, I expect it…oh yeah, the source of all resentments and fears and disharmony within my soul…ridiculous expectations. Another sigh of relief. And a giggle. I can find myself amusing or in horrible pain. Again, my choice!

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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