October 15

DISCIPLINE MONTH: DAY 15: “Discipline is not about the rules, it is about respect. Its respect for those around you, the things you own and for yourself. Discipline is part of being a steward.”― Janna Cachola

I love this quote! The entirety of human development in our culture is suffering today because we respect money and power (Ego) over the planet and its other inhabitants.

This is NOT a spiritual path! And it shows. We are running scared in so many, many ways. And those who believe that a certain amount of money in the bank is keeping them “secure” is the reason. No amount of money will bring you peace of mind. The more you get, the more fear you live in because you have to protect it and fight off everyone and everything that threatens it.

The most insecure and frightened people I know believe that they only have to hoard money and possessions to be okay. Meanwhile, they will live in fear and destroy others, along with the planet, and themselves because they are terrified all the time.

Yikes! I will never be rich because I don’t care about hoarding anything, investing only in giving away at least half of all I get to others and things that support other people and my planet. It is what I do. And where all of my energy goes. I have been self-serving and frightened. It is really ugly. When I am around it, I feel dirty and sad. When I am in the flow of life and allowing it all to come and go, I feel wonderful and free!

If my source is the bank or a job or anything attached to monetary values, I am screwed. I lived like that once and it brought me to my knees. My spirit was broken. I have respect only for the planet, not the things I own. I respect myself and take good care of Kelly so that I will not be a burden on healthcare or others in the world and because I want to live well for all of my days. Of course there are going to be injuries and illness, but I heal faster than most, because I have what I know is true self-respect today. I treat myself like I want others to treat me…with love and kindness for my body and spirit. What a great world it would be if we could all do that alone!

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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