Uncovering

12 Oct

Our lives are a reflection of our choices. Every decision we make takes us somewhere and changes our path in some way. We can’t predict anything and sometimes our decisions take us places we never dreamed we’d go. There is no way to see around the next turn or know what others will do. Even when we try to choose well, sometimes our plans go up in smoke. If we take the time to look at all the options before us, and determine which will work before we begin, we’ll have a better chance of reaching success. There are endless sources of information and we are often bombarded with ideas and suggestions from every direction. Some people think they know what we need and may try to influence us to follow their lead. Others may purposely mislead us in an effort to achieve something for themselves. Believing whatever we hear is fraught with trouble. The loudest voice and brightest light don’t always lead us where we want to go. The first options that appear may not be our best choice. If we are eager to move forward, we may jump ahead without looking, and that might work out for us, or may take us in the wrong direction. Instead of rushing ahead, we can take some time to uncover the truth in every situation and see the best road ahead. The paved, clear path that’s been well traveled may look good, but easy access doesn’t always lead to success. Following everyone else will only take us where they’re going. By deciding what we want the most and then taking the time we need to find the best way forward, we can reach any goal or destination. We are intelligent and can make excellent decisions. We know what we want, and with patience and clarity, we can uncover all the facts, and reach every destination.

If we’re in a situation that isn’t what we want, and we aren’t happy, we can decide how we will proceed. We can choose to stay and complain, and do nothing to change it, or we can decide what we really want, and then take the first step forward. Being in the same place for a long time doesn’t mean we have to stay there forever. Our lives are ours to design, and we can change anything at any time. We deserve complete happiness, and when we’re ready, we can achieve it. Every blessing is always there for us. Nothing can keep us from success.

Some people are very persuasive. They know what to say and how to say it to get others to follow them. We may fall under their spell and end up somewhere we don’t want to be. We have everything we need to uncover the truth in any situation. We can listen politely, and then investigate the facts until we discover what is real. We never have to go along with anything we don’t want, and with purpose and intent, can control every decision we make, and reach our goals.

Today if you’re being pressured to follow along, look at everything openly and objectively. Uncover the truth of the situation and make the best choice moving forward. There is great success waiting for you and nothing can keep you from it. Be confident, and stand strong. You are more powerful and wise than you imagine, and you will prevail.

Pigs

7 Oct

There are all kinds of people in the world doing all kinds of things. Some are honest and above board, and we can trust them to tell the truth and clearly state their objectives. There are others though, who will do or say anything to get what they want. They don’t care about anyone but themselves and their own objectives, and will change facts to suit their agenda. They may lie to our faces, and adamantly profess they are being completely clear and honest. We may believe what they say, only to discover later that nothing is true. It’s painful and disappointing, and we may be devastated if we find ourselves accomplices in something we do not want and don’t support. Everyone is accountable for everything they do, but that accountability may not occur in the immediate future. Skillful liars and cheats know how to work the system, and those around them. The may perfect their con game in ways that make it hard to expose them, but truth always rises and cannot be held back indefinitely. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change it. It’s still a pig. When all the facts are visible, and every lie is uncovered, we will see things as they truly are. It’s good to trust others, and we are never at fault when our trust has been betrayed. We can face things as they are, accept what’s gone wrong, and correct our course moving forward. Nobody can hold us down forever. Every truth will come to light, and we will find our way forward.

Our families and close friends are important connections. We want to support them and help them when they ask. We may face a time when they want us to go along with something untoward or dishonest. They may decide to cheat to achieve a goal they are seeking, and ask us to help them accomplish it. Although we care for them, doing things that compromise our own personal ethics and standards will not enhance our relationship. We never have to do anything we don’t agree with, and may politely and firmly decline any request.

Some people think honesty and ethics are on a sliding scale. They believe that being honest most of the time is enough and may think if nobody knows what they’re doing, they can break any rule without consequence. That may work for a time, but eventually every fact will be revealed, and every action displayed. There is no way to run from the truth. It is powerful and unstoppable. By choosing well, and holding fast to the standards we set, we can reach every goal successfully, and find great satisfaction and reward.

Today if someone is pushing you to go along with something you don’t agree with, stand firm. You know who you are and what you want. Set the example for truth, and be confident. You are a light to the world, and we’re all blessed because you are here. Show us your best, and every success will be yours.

Looking For It

6 Oct

Most people are good. They try to be kind, pay their bills on time, do an honest job, and don’t look for ways to cause contention and strife. Although there are varying degrees of goodness, there is nobility in everyone. We all possess the ability to do good in the world. Some people strive to be the best they can be and their contributions are obvious. But if we run into someone who is mean, and rude, who calls us nasty names, or picks on us, it can be hard to see anything good in them or how they are benefitting anyone. They may cover their innate nobility with prejudice, hatred, anger or other displays. Perhaps their lives have been very difficult and they feel persecuted, or someone somewhere hurt them badly, or they just have a terrible attitude. Whatever their reasons for acting out in problematic and damaging ways, their influence can be detrimental and hard to manage. It’s difficult to find anything noble in what they’re doing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Keeping something deeply hidden and denying its existence doesn’t make it disappear. It’s still there. It may be tiny and undeveloped, but the potential exists. Potential is powerful, but until it’s realized, and we move closer to excellence, it will lie dormant and wait. We can do anything we like. We can cause trouble, stir up anger, create chaos and make a mess of every situation, but nothing will be gained until we choose to honor the best within us. By choosing the better part of every situation, we will find great satisfaction and success. Every opportunity is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Some people love drama. They embellish situations to create intrigue and distrust, and tell stories that complicate and confuse. They may suffer from low self-esteem and feel powerful when they’ve gained control of a situation and caused things to go awry. It’s perverse to set traps for others and then stand and watch while everything falls apart. We never have to participate in their web of contention and grief. We can step back and look at everything objectively, and then decide how we will proceed.

They say misery loves company. When some people are unhappy, they want everyone around them to be miserable as well. Instead of looking for ways to manage whatever problems they’re facing, they prefer to create scenarios that bring others down with them. Acting out in destructive ways diminishes the goodness that lies within. Being mean to others when we’re suffering will never negate our own experience. No matter what our circumstance is, we can choose to be open, honest and kind, and focus on moving toward resolution and success.

Today if someone is causing trouble and creating distrust, step back and see everything clearly. Goodness and light are there. Look for them, and let them lead you forward. You are amazing and intelligent. Nothing can hold you in place. Be strong, wise and confident, and step forward. All your dreams are possible, and you will succeed.

Exempt

5 Oct

We share the world with billions of other people, and there will always be people coming and going in and out of our lives. They interact with us, work with us, share families with us, or just see us in passing. Everyone is different and we’re all doing different things. In an effort to make things go more smoothly, there are rules for civility and politeness that help us all get along without increasing friction. Most of us try to be pleasant and polite, and don’t get up in other people’s faces just to annoy them. We try to get along and be positive, but there is always the exception. No matter where we are, there may be someone who is rude and difficult, who may make our lives miserable. They have bad manners, interrupt us when we’re speaking, leave a trail of trash behind them, and ignore any suggestions for improvement. They don’t care how they affect others or if they degrade those around them. It’s very hard to deal with people like this. They can complicate our days and when they come around, we may try anything to avoid them. People will do what they will do, but we can hold fast to the standards we set. There will always be many roads to get to our goals, and we can find ways around any problem that arises. We can be polite even if those we encounter are not. The road to success is rarely paved and clear, but we have everything we need to move ahead, no matter what is standing in the way.

Some people are very good at telling others what they should do, how they should act, and where they should go. They constantly preach and pontificate, giving instructions regarding whatever is happening around them. They are great at explaining the rules and demanding compliance, but because they see themselves as set apart on a higher plane, feel they are exempt from following them. They simply do what they want, and expect others to accept it. It is never appropriate to set standards for others we do not intend to follow. We are all part of the whole, and if one must comply, we should all comply.

We are all human beings sharing the planet at the same time. Although some may have fame and fortune, some may have privilege and power, nobody is more worthwhile than anyone else. Our circumstances do not determine our value. We are precious and priceless because we are unique, and there isn’t anyone now, nor has there ever been anyone who can offer the gifts we have to give. We deserve complete happiness, and can do what is necessary to achieve it. Every blessing is there for us, and every dream is possible.

Today if you must deal with someone who is unpleasant and rude, remember how valuable you are. Set the example for excellence and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and nothing is out of reach. Be the best you can be, and every destination will be yours.

Deep

1 Oct

We will face innumerable challenges in our lives. Some trials are seriously hard and there may be times when we don’t believe we’ll survive. Hard times will come, we may face our most dreaded fears, and we may suffer intensely as we try to get through. Nobody can predict what life will bring, and there is no way to see what’s around the next corner. Things may happen we know nothing about that bring us hardship and difficulty. The future is unknown, and our paths may change suddenly and without warning. Although we may feel unsure and threatened, we have already overcome many troublesome and challenging times, and we can be confident we can conquer whatever we must. We have great reserves of courage and stamina within us and when we’re up against harsh and punishing winds, can dig deep and capture them. We may be pushed to our limits, but we will never be so pressed we can’t prevail. We don’t need to cower or surrender to anything. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and no matter what is happening or where we are, we already possess everything needed to succeed. By trusting ourselves, and standing firm, we can continue forward and find every answer. Nothing can stop us or hold us down forever. Every destination is there for us, and we can reach them all.

Some people are very loud and bossy. When they want something, they may try to intimidate us by being forceful and demanding. They can do anything they like, but we are in control of our own lives. If we’re under their authority we may have to comply, but if not, we don’t have to buckle. They may be louder or bigger, or have more power than we do, but we’re in charge of our own decisions and can choose whatever we like. Our lives are ours to design and we can be confident in choosing our own way.

When we’re trying to accomplish a big goal, and we’ve been pushing toward it for a long time, and still the end of the road is far off, we may begin to tire and question our motives. When we’re weary and frustrated, it’s easy to give up. If the goal is important to us, it doesn’t matter how hard it is to achieve or how long it takes. We can manage whatever we must to make it ours. We can dig deep, and confirm our resolve to push forward. Every dream is possible and with determination and focus, we can reach them all.

Today if you’re facing a daunting situation and aren’t sure you can get through, trust yourself. You are mighty and powerful, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. All the answers you need are already there for you. Stand strong and step forward. Be confident and sure. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.