January 20

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 20: “I keep taking hits. But I’m still getting high on the acceptance of knowing I can’t control life’s events.”― Curtis Tyrone Jones

I don’t know if I “get high” about this, but it sure takes a lot of the heat off me. I don’t want to be the ruler of even my own life any more. It is brutal in how it manifests.

And I get to watch others not know how much energy they put into exhaustive efforts to control and manipulate the world around them. Their attempts keep me in line with my own powerlessness and need to trust that this Universe is running just fine without me telling God what to do.

And so I just keep praying for acceptance of everything…all the time…no matter what. Keeping it all so simple. And it keeps me from being so damned self-centered and arrogant where I think that things are done TO me by the Universe.

I hear that all the time from newcomers…our path is not derailed by God, or any other factor. It is only the path. And we act like there is a gigantic plot to spoil our fun sometimes. Isn’t that childish? Yes! And yet, we do it all the time.

I don’t take hits either. I just get setback on my butt when I think I know what is coming or what I am supposed to do about it. Kind of like reading a daily horoscope and thinking it came from God. HAHAHA!

I only say “Thank You” as much as I can. There is nothing else we need to do. I take all that planning off my mind and there is so much more time and energy left to just BE ALIVE. That is an amazing thing we get to do! Never knew why the Happy Buddha laughs so hard…now I get it!

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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