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Writes on spirituality, personal development, mental health, healing, and traveling light. Life coach & top writer in travel

Knowing you don’t belong to it helps

The Bible says believers don’t belong to this world. We are in the world, but not of it.

“They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.”

John 17:16

Some people think this is sad and pitiful. Those poor Christians are not free to partake…


Giving up control
of the things I cannot change
I surrender all.

Thank you for reading!

© Orla Kenny

In the poem below, I mentioned how I think the12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are good tools for anyone who struggles with addiction, control, or relationship problems.

When I went home…

Learn to receive

We shouldn’t always feel the need to reciprocate
sometimes people just want to give
let them have that pleasure
genuine people are kind
and it makes them feel good to bless you

learn to just say thanks.

© Orla Kenny

We don’t have to return a gift for a gift…

He delivers us out of our distresses

The Lord is full of mercy
and will deliver you
form all your troubles.

His loving kindness never fails
He waits for you to call
upon His name.

Call out to the Lord
and He will deliver you
from your destructions.

He will make a way
in the wilderness
and fill your hungry
soul with goodness.

Call upon the name
of the Lord and
He will deliver you
out of your distresses.

Thank you for reading!

© Orla Kenny

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord for He is good!

For His mercy endures forever.”

Psalm 107:1–2

Thank you Denise Larkin for publishing my poem in The Lark.

~ writing prompt

“Who first told you
that you were different?
Perhaps not by explicitly stating
that you are different,
but perhaps by only selecting
examples that never include
aspects of you?”

— Lucy Dan

I received a notification from Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) to join in on this therapy challenge. …

I have no idea where I’m going

Where am I even going?
I have no idea.
But, that’s good
because it took me
years to get to
this place
of not knowing.
I’m letting go
of all that
control stuff.
It’s exhausting. …

The path to freedom

Restoring inner peace
feeling lighter, brighter
full of life
shedding layers of darkness
a healing balm of light
healing is a gift
bestowed on those
who confess
their weakness
there is a key
to healing
the key is humility.

Orla Kenny, 2021

This poem is in response to a writing prompt from Kacege. He’s a new writer on Medium and I’m really liking his poems.

The prompt is to write a poem on Healing.

Thank you, Ivette Cruz, for giving my poem a home.

Orla Kenny

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