Stormy Weather

15 Jun

Life is full of ups and downs. We never know what’s around the next curve or what will happen. Everyone wants an easy life filled with peace and pleasure, and we all have times when that’s the case, but nothing is permanent and no matter what we’re experiencing now – good or bad – it’s going to change. The weather will turn, and storms may follow. Sometimes things may go awry because of decisions we’ve made, sometimes because of choices made by someone else, and sometimes we have no idea what went wrong. When the skies darken, and we feel the weight of trouble hanging over us, we may be filled with dread and worry. What now? How do we find our way through this? We may begin to doubt our ability to move forward and feel concerned we won’t be able to prevail. Trouble comes to us all, and sometimes it’s extreme and devastating. But no matter what we’re facing, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to figure out whatever we must. There will never be a situation so complex or tangled we can’t unravel it. We are more powerful and capable than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. No matter what the issue is, we’ll find the answers we need to resolve it and continue forward. By taking our time, looking at all the possibilities available, and trusting ourselves, we will prevail. As much as we may wish for it, life is not a continuous vacation. We will have good times, and we’ll face many tests and challenges. When trials arrive, we can be confident that no matter what’s happened, we’ll find the way through. Storms will come, but nothing lasts forever, and we will win.

We know what we want and when we’re ready to pursue a goal, we can make an excellent plan and begin forward. Things may go well at first and we may move ahead quickly, when suddenly the road stops and there is no way around. Our plans may be fine, but we share the world with a lot of other people who are making decisions and choices that may stop us in our tracks. There will always be many roads and avenues to every destination, and if we can’t continue on the road in front of us, we can find another one. A full stop does not end our journey. It’s merely a delay. We can reroute the way forward and start again.

We may face a terrible disaster that requires all our attention and time. When everything falls apart and we are left standing alone and wounded, we may feel paralyzed and unsure. Serious problems take time to process, and we can stand still until we feel ready to begin again. We can take the issue apart one piece at a time, and with determination and focus we will find our way through. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every goal.

Today if you’re facing a serious complication and you’re worried and unsure, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult problems, and you have everything you need to prevail. Stand firm and trust yourself. Every answer is there for you and nothing can hold you in place. Step forward with confidence. Every dream is still possible, and you will make them yours.

Getting Closer

14 Jun

When we’re born, we know nothing of the world. As we grow into childhood, we’re influenced by everything around us. Our families show us what they value, and when we’re young, we often mimic their patterns and beliefs. As the years pass and we’re exposed more and more to different expressions and other ideas we begin to formulate how we want to live, and who we want to be. Every experience changes us a little, and each choice takes us somewhere. If we know what we want and where we want to go, we can choose roads that will take us closer to the destinations we desire but understanding who we are and what we want takes time. There are endless possibilities and much to experience. We evolve and develop as each day passes, and if we’re focused on the journey ahead, we’ll get closer to the person we most want to be. But life is filled with distractions and detours. It’s easy to let situations or others determine our next steps. If we don’t know what we want or where we want to go, we may simply follow those around us to wherever they are headed. We’re all in control of our lives and can decide how we’ll live them and what kind of influence we’ll have on the world around us. If we simply coast along, it’s unlikely we’ll ever achieve what we want the most. There is no way to get to the destinations we desire if we sit back and let someone else drive. Deciding what we want is the first step toward success. Once we know where we want to go, we can plan the journey ahead and do what is necessary to succeed. Each step forward will take us closer to what we want, and if we’re persistent and determined, nothing can keep us from achieving anything we desire. Every dream is possible, and nothing is out of reach. We can become the people we want to be and have the lives we desire most.

Every destination is there for us, but we must focus on the goal and do what is needed to reach it. If we get distracted by every shiny possibility along the way, it’s unlikely we’ll succeed. It’s impossible to move forward if we keep turning left and right to check out something new, or loop around to watch someone else. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we can share our lives with those around us, enjoy interesting things along the way, and still continue moving ahead.

We’re all defined by many adjectives – brother, sister, son, daughter, mother, father, cousin, co-worker, etc. All of these tell the world a little about us but who we are as individuals is more than these designations. Every decision we make, and every step we take, indicates who we are and what we stand for. We can change direction at any time and alter our course whenever we desire. How we’ll interact with the world around us, and who we’ll become is up to us. Everything is possible and we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been unsure about where you want to go, think about what you want the most. Every destination is there for you. Decide how you want to proceed and step forward with confidence. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. The whole world is wide open, and nothing can keep you from success.

Worthless

11 Jun

We share the world with billions of people. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, chances are there will be others around us. They may not intersect with us except in passing, or they may be intertwined in our lives. Everyone has their own opinions about how things should go and what we should do, and it’s easy to get along when everyone agrees. But that will not always be the case. We’re all individuals and what we think is best for us may be completely opposite of those around us. That doesn’t mean anyone is wrong. There isn’t any one perfect way to live life. There are endless roads to travel and unlimited options before us. If we have a close relationship with someone who disagrees with our plans, and we refuse to acquiesce to their views, they may ridicule and criticize, and tell us we are wrong and worthless. Some people are very confident they have the answers not only for their lives, but for the lives of those around them, but that can never be true. Nobody has our personal inspiration or knows what we really want but us. Our worth is not measured by how much we agree with those around us. We are unique and valuable. There has never been, nor will there ever be anyone who will have the gifts we have to offer. We are precious and rare, and are worth more than we can imagine. Everyone is entitled to their own choices and can live their lives any way they choose. We already know what we want and have everything we need to achieve any goal we desire. We don’t need the approval or agreement of others to chart the course ahead. The whole world is there for us and when we’re ready, we can go anywhere and do anything we choose. There is greatness in us, and great success ahead. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with clarity and confidence, nothing can keep us from it.

Some people love to put others down. They ridicule their choices, make fun of their appearance, and question their actions at every turn. If there is someone like that in our life, it may be difficult to interact with them. We never have to stay in any situation that is uncomfortable, and no matter who they are or how much power they have, we can step away from them and move onto a new road. Our lives are ours to design, and we can choose our own way ahead.

The world is full of ideas about what represents success. There are constant exhortations that we need more wealth, more possessions, more influence and more of everything to prove we are successful. People can say anything, but we define our own personal success. We are a blessing to the world, and don’t need to prove our worth to anyone. We can chart our own course and move toward the goals that will bring us satisfaction and lasting happiness.

Today if you’re feeling like you don’t count because you are different from those around you, remember you are unique, and a blessing to us all. Your influence brings great light and goodness to the world. You are amazing and incredible. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is blessed because you are here.

After

10 Jun

Nobody gets a perfect life and we all face challenges and difficult passages that try us and test our strength and courage. When we’re struggling and trying to get through something difficult, our attention is focused on the problem at hand, and as we try to find our way through, we may exert a lot of personal energy into solving it. The problem may be intense, and we might feel overwhelmed as we try to push through it, but as we struggle, we’re gaining behavior traits that increase our understanding of life and give us additional tools to carry forward. It’s hard to believe anything good can come out of a terrible trial, but every experience, even the awful ones, give us something of value to take with us. After the trial is over and we’re on solid ground again, we will be different. Our wisdom will have increased, and we will have more endurance, and a greater ability to cope when things go wrong. The greater the hardship, the greater the blessing in the end. Nobody wants to suffer, but there is much to be gained as we untangle serious complications and find new ways to move through turmoil and strife. Life is all about learning, and we learn the most when things go wrong. Hard times will come to us all. How we handle them and what we learn from them is up to us. If we pay attention, and hold onto every lesson possible, we will be embellished and enriched because of the experience. We may fall down, and doubt our ability to survive, but in truth, there is nothing we can’t manage and overcome with patience and determination. Every blessing is waiting for us and we can claim them all. Life can be hard, and at some point, we may suffer greatly. But by trusting ourselves, and standing firm, we will prevail. Success will always be possible, and nothing can keep us from it.

We share the world with billions of other people. They are infinitely creative and unpredictable, and may do things that hurt us and leave us devastated. Best friends may betray us, lovers may leave us, and trusted associates may lie. We are precious and valuable, and our presence is a gift to the world around us. There is greatness in us, and even if others walk away and leave us abandoned and alone, we will have what we need to move forward and succeed.

We may face a terrible personal disaster that impacts us so greatly it changes the entire course of our lives. No storm can last forever, and when it’s over, we may end up standing on foreign ground with no idea how to proceed. No matter what has happened there will be a way to recover and begin again. We are stronger than we imagine, and nothing can hold us down forever. Every success is there for us, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re standing in the aftermath of some personal catastrophe and have no idea what to do, trust yourself. You have all the wisdom and intelligence you need to step forward and succeed. Your dreams are still there for you and every destination awaits. Stand tall, and step forward with clarity and confidence. You are amazing and you will succeed.

You’re It

8 Jun

We go through many changes as our lives progress. Change is constant, and no matter what our situation is now, it will eventually change. Time goes by and as life changes, we age, and change with it. The dreams we have as children rarely become the dreams we seek as adults. What was important a few years ago, may be insignificant now. As we go through each experience, we learn more and our ideas and desires modify. Our lives are in our control, but others may try to exert their influence over us in an effort to make us follow them, and they may succeed. We can follow anyone we want, take the same roads as those around us, and basically ride along in the back seat for as long as we like. But the life we end up with is the life we created as a result of all the decisions we make along the way. We are in charge of where we go and what we do. We can’t expect others to push us to success or present our dreams to us simply because we desire them. It’s all up to us. Like a game of tag, we can run around and dodge every problem and try to live on the periphery. That may work for a while but eventually our lives will catch up to us and we’ll have to decide what we’ll do. We’re it – we’re the ones who decide where we’ll go and what we’ll do. If we simply follow along, we still own the destinations we end up in. If we’re unhappy, we only have ourselves to blame. We have all the wisdom and intelligence necessary to make excellent choices. There isn’t anything we can’t figure out and every answer we need is there for us. By stepping forward and choosing the roads that will take us where we most want to go, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness. Every single blessing is there for us, and with determination and clarity, we can go anywhere and do anything.

When things go wrong and we’re facing a situation that is difficult and unsettling, we may be sorely tempted to pretend it doesn’t exist. We can hide away indefinitely, but nobody else will step in and take care of our personal issues for us. They belong to us and we must solve them. There isn’t anything too complex or hard for us to figure out, and we can be confident we will prevail no matter what we must face.

Sometimes life brings us challenges we never dreamed we would face. They may be complex and confusing, and at first, we may have no idea how to proceed. It’s hard to see through a tangled maze, and the road ahead may be hidden. But every answer is already there, and if we trust ourselves, and take our time, each step, no matter how small, will move us closer to resolution. There isn’t anything we can’t do. Every destination is possible, and we will succeed.

Today if you’ve been avoiding a difficult issue, stop and face it head on. Look at everything clearly and decide how you want to proceed. There isn’t a problem difficult enough to hold you in place indefinitely. You know what you want, and where you want to go. Step forward with confidence, sure of success. You have everything you need to prevail, and you will win. Success is just ahead, and nothing can keep you from it.