June 21

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 21: “I thought I could outrun my ignorance, but life was too fast for me. I find it necessary to re-engage and re-assess the things I thought I knew. Humility is exhausting.”― Kevin Deeny

What a fun idea! To outrun ignorance. Hahahaha! I believe we would all like to believe that is possible. But I also believe that we are only meant to know those things that are pertinent to our path.

I won’t need a lot of information about how to perform open-heart surgery, because that is not in my wheelhouse. So, I can remain comfortably ignorant of that information. Nor do I understand anything about wrenching on a newer car engine. I could do some work on a jet engine, but that is only because I learned that technology a long time ago. Mechanics are no longer the same as they once were, so the information I have (limited, believe me!) on repairing an older car is not at all helpful today. Instead, I open the hood and look inside and ask my car where it hurts. Seldom get an answer, but I am happy to be ignorant of that as well.

I do not find humility exhausting, because I do not pretend to know things I do not know. And I am always open to learning new stuff. In fact, I love to learn and work at it on purpose.

Sadly, I forget things now more than I used to, so can always relearn things also. Never ends. I think that is what keeps our lives juicy and fresh!

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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