July 11

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 11: “A truly patient fisher may not always find a catch but they always retrieve knowledge from the water and the land.”― Jessica Marie Baumgartner

I used to love to hang out with my dad. We went fishing sometimes, and it is not my thing, but I would go and explore the area around him while he was fishing. I just liked being with him. The same for my husband, only he wanted to fish from boats, either on the ocean or on lakes. I am not good with sitting in a small boat on a lake. Can you imagine? Too physical for that kind of sitting, so I could meditate or read, but learned not to go out with him, because I always was too something for the fish…talk-y or move-y or too something.

Anyway, I have a great deal of patience for some things and not for others. We all get to learn this. Life will kick you in the ass with it if you don’t already have it. What is the big hurry anyway? If you are not leaving enough space around things for the time you have, then you are in need of the lesson of spaciousness and knowing that there is always enough time to do what matters to you. Anything else is just an Ego story you made up. We learn about spaciousness and time as we grow up and older also. It is another life lesson that can only be purchased with life experiences. We pay for them dearly and should be very happy to have them in our arsenal.

These things are not for sale. And we will not get them any way other than to learn to practice them until they become ours. I love that. And it is the same for love and all other spiritual gems. They come as we work toward their arrival. Only then. Not magically under the tree like Christmas presents. Oh yeah!

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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