December 26

LOVE MONTH: DAY 26: “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”― Rumi

This is a dilemma for many people. We are taught, on the one hand to do work that pays well and socialize with those who are a certain type of people. Then we find that we are more comfortable with other types of work or other kinds of people.

It is not supported in our culture to truly “follow your bliss.” A terrific number of people find themselves so unhappy in their 40s and 50s that we have developed the concept of a mid-life crisis. And it is primarily around the dysfunctional but very popular social norms that we are expected to live into. The idea that every person should finish high school, go to college, get married, start a career and a family and maintain that lifestyle for another 50 years or so is incredibly ridiculous!

What if we all were taught to love ourselves and life enough to let it unfold as our heart desires. To work only toward those things we felt deeply in love with. And to have the kind of self love that would allow us to be with people who fed our spirits, rather than those whose agendas seemed socially acceptable?

Yeah, what if? We might be happier, have fewer children with unhappy home lives, and maybe learned to find partners and mates that loved themselves enough to make healthier choices, including us. Many things can come if we just slow down and learn to listen to heart rather than Ego. So many better ways to 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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