April 29

HONESTY MONTH: DAY 29: “I think humans are only capable of small moments of honesty. Then they get tired and back away. It’s something to foster, this ability to keep it for longer. How to keep being honest and aware.”― Laura Pritchet

Not sure about this quote, which is why I am using it. I believe we are capable of great moments of honesty. We tell ourselves so many BS stories and live in such dishonesty that we don’t think we can change.

I truly do believe that most of us are inherently lazy spiritually. We don’t want to work toward the kind of honesty that feels large or important. We cling to old ideas and behaviors because we don’t want to do the work it takes to heal. Period.

We want to relax and lay around and do nothing, allowing healing to filter in through our tv screen or get it from a book. Human nature is really disappointing for me a lot of the time. I don’t get what makes people want to remain in such discomfort and darkness, but that is not my story, so I cannot get to that understanding from where I stand.

It is the same thing about physical ill health. Most folks are not motivated to take care of their own health. They expect it to come from someone or something else. Pure laziness and disinterest until they are victimized by their own hand.

Interesting how many people claim they are “too busy” to eat right and exercise; and in today’s world where so many are not working and have tons of time on their hands, they still don’t see any need to do any better for themselves in these arenas…along with doing more work on their own healing path. It is funny when it isn’t sad.

I agree that the ability to keep it for longer is something to foster, but I also believe it is mostly something to just work for. I still abide in the Nike frame of mind…”Just Do It!” The stories are all a crock of crap anyway. Get off your butt and move a bit…toward emotional, spiritual and physical healing…it IS our job!

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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