April 23

HONESTY MONTH: DAY 23: “If you are honest with yourself, your life will be so much more pleasant.”― Jessica Zafra

It is such a relief to know that there are no “secrets” that can come up in my life and destroy the balance I have achieved with myself and others.

For years I had to look over my shoulder, afraid others would find out some of the stories I told and the lies I had lived with for so long.

That is no longer the case. There are few “surprises” that will knock down the blocks I have stacked up in my world.

I know most of what and who and how I am. The idea that others might see some aspect of my personality with which I have not made peace does not exist today. I know who I am, I know what I am, I know what I am up to most of the time.

Does this mean there is nothing more to learn? No! This current world situation is teaching most of us a great deal more about ourselves than we could possibly have guessed. I love that! I am seeing new ways of being in the world every day. It informs me and shows me new directions I can reach into and learn about.

More will always be revealed. Always. The shifting energy we live in sees to that. No one is done learning and growing and becoming more fully who they came here to be. Living within THAT truth is another experience we are here to receive.

All I know is that I am absolutely comfortable with my discomfort and all the changes life has brought so far. I can adapt, be resilient and find all the benefits of the new paradigm. Every day, all day long. How cool is that?

And when some resistance comes up, I know how to meet it, because I am fully aware it is coming up. That is a great benefit of my advancing age and the time I have spent doing this stuff and learning this stuff and finding out more and more about me and how I fit into the life I am living today. Love this!

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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