Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We are not unlike a particularly hardy crustacean. … With each passage from one stage of human growth to the next, we, too, must shed a protective structure.
— Gail Sheehy
Our passage into a new stage of development was initiated by our desire to stop using chemicals. The values we lived by while using chemicals no longer fit us. We need to shed our old skin and grow a new one that reflects our current worldview.
We are now, and always will be, in the stage of becoming, of trying to fulfill our changing dreams and aspirations. What we can accomplish at one stage of life is different from what we can handle at another. And yet an overall design is being shaped by all our endeavors. The more willing we are to shed yet another skin, the more centered, stable, and spirit filled we’ll become.
Do my actions fit my values? As I outgrow my values, I will release them. I will relish my growth today and celebrate my new skin.
You are reading from the book:
A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation