January 23

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 23: “Accept the universe

As the gods gave it to you.

If the gods wanted to give you something else

They’d have done it.

If there are other matters and other worlds

There are.”― Alberto Caeiro

We all have a story about “what needs to be changed” in the world around us. That is not our job here. Our job here is to follow the path we are here to walk, live the life we are here to live, and be the person we came here to be.

How does a person do this? Well, I know I tried a lot of paths, all of them what others thought I should be doing. Everyone has advice to give. It is worth nothing. They did not have my path in their hearts. I do. I just did not know that.

Sobering  up is an incredible thing. It removed SO many barriers that kept me from accessing my heart. I began this recovery process and found more barriers and they were removed, and then I was able to begin to access my heart. And I knew then what I know today;  that this writing by Mr. Caeiro is true. I have a specific path here.

It has been twisty and turny and sometimes seems to go back to the beginning point, but never quite does. And everything in my life is exactly what and where and how it is supposed to be. Today I think I AM the laughing Buddha!

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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