June 26

HUMILITY MONTH: DAY 26: “The secret to reaching the listening hearts is to speak truth in humility.”― Omar Cherif

There is something about this “speaking truth” thing. I am a truth-teller. Most people really hate the truth. Even when it is a definitive truth. No matter.

I know when I first came to this thing, I loved when someone else shared their truth. If you have ever been in a meeting with me or sat with me for five minutes, I have told the truth. This will resonate with some folks and piss others off. It always made me feel safe when people shared a deep truth that may not have put them in the most favorable light.

Not that this is all about true confession, but there is no time in my life for playing silly juvenile games. I want to move past that shit right now and get on with living.

Pretending to be something other than what and who we are is a complete waste of time. And I won’t do that. My moments are numbered, and I will spend them with anyone who wants to be righteously honest, but I have no time for bullshit. None.

I don’t know if I speak with humility. Probably not. I am not sure what that even means, to be honest. I guess it means being nice or kind. Not sure I got that either. I don’t sugarcoat anything. It depletes the message I have to carry. I try not to bludgeon people with the truth. But I do know that it is not something to be covered in nice. Not my style at all.

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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