May 29

INTEGRITY MONTH: DAY 29: “Dare to find your own truth, despite what others say, then have the courage to live it.”― Laurence Overmire

Learning this is the greatest lesson in life. We cannot live out our family’s idea of who and what we are supposed to be and do. We cannot live out what others want from us, no matter how well-intentioned they may be. We cannot live out the desires and wishes of anyone else, no matter how badly we may want to please them.

That is the lesson. We have our destiny in our heart…no one else can determine that. We are here to do and learn and be certain things. No one else knows what that is. For the most part, until we learn to live by our own compass, we don’t know the journey either. Learning to access and heed our inner wisdom is the purpose of a lifetime. The only one.

And learning to drive our vehicle to fully embrace our Soul’s path is such a challenge in a world where everyone wants to tell you what to do and how to do it. Advice is abundant, it is everywhere. Parents, teachers, siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and absolute strangers you may run into anywhere all think they know what a person should do at any point in time. Crazy, isn’t it?

What is even crazier is that people will actually pay money to have others make their decisions about especially important life situations for them. They are so invested in being right and looking good that they will do this in order to have someone else to lay the blame on for any seeming mistakes they believe they make.

What is really true is that no matter what we do or decide, it is all part of the Divine plan. There ARE NO mistakes…none. We learn and grow and keep living…period! Any challenging situations are there to teach us how to live more deeply in accordance with our Soul’s purpose. That is all. The belief that we can choose only once and then that is it is the problem we suffer from. We have to continue to choose, every day, all day long. Continuous choice.

All of life is like that. Because of continual change, we must live in continual choice. See?

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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