May 26

INTEGRITY MONTH: DAY 26: “If you can’t hear your conscience, turn up the volume.”― Frank Sonnenberg

This may take many years of meditation to accomplish. If you don’t have a viable conscience, it won’t help to ignore the only access we have to that quiet sense of peace and guidance.

Developing this listening skill takes some folks years because they have had trauma or abuse in their early development. Those loud screaming voices take years to sit still with. Most folks don’t even try. They just continue to be driven by Ego and its much louder voice of control, manipulation, and most of all FEAR.

If you do not know the difference between the two, I would almost guarantee that you have not learned to meditate. Sadly, a lot of people don’t even know what it is. They come away from their early attempts believing it is all about listening to the screaming.

They are still living in a state of planning and controlling life, instead of flowing with it. And it is always easy to see and feel. Keep trying. Keep sitting with whatever comes and see what happens when you sit long enough.

There will be a palpable change. You will know. Everyone will know. It shows. And it is wonderful to be THAT kind of happy. Peaceful and content.

Not all the time, but there is a basis where you will know relatively quickly when you are not. That is the great part. The listening happens without thinking about it. Ego will die more quickly every day. This is not only a good thing, it is the BEST thing.

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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