July 20

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 20: “Inherently, patience is such ability and insight that not only bears the burden of waiting; whereas it also carries courage of forgiving, forgetting, and accepting whatever repercussions happen.”― Ehsan Sehgal

There is a lot of waiting in life. We are always waiting for resolution of life itself it seems. Our own growth and development takes a lifetime to achieve, as does maturity, and everything is always in the process of unfolding.

Life is never a destination we can reach, but a series of taking steps and waiting for the next step to be revealed. I love that! I am never, ever DONE! And even when death appears and we think it is OVER, we are really just approaching a new form of life, I believe.

I will get back to you on THAT one, because I don’t know for sure yet. But it gives me great peace in  my heart to know that I am not where I am headed for today. I may cross some things off of my “to-do” list, but there will be a new list tomorrow, with many improvements I can make on my process of doing life on its own terms. That is wonderful, don’t you think?

Step 7 is such a long-time process. It never ends. I will never reach the plateau of “well” and be done with it. I am glad, for I know there are still so many things that are not removed from my repertoire of character defects. Some of them I really enjoy. Even with the consequences. So, I will continue to await the removal of these defects in my character, not actively practicing them when I am mindful, and not beating myself over the head if I engage. After all, there may be more to my repercussions that I am not yet over. Who knows what that may be?

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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