February 28

HOPE MONTH: DAY 28: “Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”― Vaclav Havel

Believing that we know what is good or bad, right or wrong, or any of these kinds of judgments around life and what happens is deadly in a spiritual world.

We don’t know what is best for us. We should have sufficient proof of that by the time we get to this point in life. Letting go of what we believe to be any of these things will relieve us of a huge burden that we carry for far too long.

The world around us thinks it knows what should happen or how things should turn out, but I do not have that luxury, or I am setting myself up to fight against the universe all the time. And I will be seeing things from an uncomfortable perspective all the time.

We learn here that expectations are pre-meditated resentments, so I had better not have specific outcomes in mind when I do ANYTHING. When I do, the necessity of Step 4 work is guaranteed. I WILL create anger and resentment in myself and those outcomes that do not play out my way.

I gotta tell you too that my way is seldom for the highest and best of all concerned. I have learned that Universal Power has this whole thing figured out so much better than I can. Smart woman that I am, I am too self-centered to know what the hell should happen next. Better I learn to accept it all and look for the miracles that occur every second or so. Probably much more often than that, really. I am just not able to see everything, now, am I?

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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