March 31

FAITH MONTH: DAY 31: “Reason is in fact the path to faith, and faith takes over when reason can say no more.”― Thomas Merton

I only know what I have learned. There is always more to know. As the BB states, “More will be revealed.” I have had interesting conversations recently about faith. Most folks have faith in money or their own abilities. That has been the gist.

I have had great self-reliance many times in my life and then been shown how limited that is. I have been (seldom) reliant on others, and that is always going to be disappointing and short sighted. I have been reliant on money and been VERY disappointed and lost.

Ego has so much power in our lives until we develop the kind of reliance that leads to faith that we are NOT at all capable of acting well on our own behalf. That has been my experience over so many years that I am not comfortable with my own resources. I am smart and capable and still run my life into the ground, repeatedly. I came to my knees in so many arenas that I quit being competent and became convinced that my only recourse to happiness was in letting go of ALL of it. That decision is no longer a tough one for me. And I have experienced greater freedom and happiness as a result of that. This is one of my favorite months of writing because it reinforces my greatest journey so far. From Self to Spirit. It is the longest road we get to travel.

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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