Archive | July, 2019

Noise

22 Jul

We can do anything we want in our lives. We can push our limits and test our boundaries trying new things that teach us more about ourselves and the world where we live. There is no end to what we can try and everything is possible. Before stepping onto a new path that’s foreign and unseen, we may have doubts about how things will go. We may wonder what will happen and worry we won’t succeed. If we nurture those feelings, we may decide it’s too risky and choose to step back. Doubts are basically a symptom of insecurity. We may not believe we have what it will take to accomplish something, or we might think we aren’t smart enough, strong enough or any number of other descriptors. If we’re uncertain before we begin, we may not take the very first steps forward, and if we don’t take the first steps, there’s no way we’ll ever reach the destination. Everyone has doubts from time to time. They help us plan and give us time to think, but in the end, they are nothing more than background noise. If we only listen to noise in the background there is no way to concentrate on the task at hand. We can hear the doubts, listen to our uncertainties, and then tune them out. We can turn down the noise, and confidently move forward. We have everything we need to go anywhere we want. If we want to do something, no matter what that is, we can. Our abilities are only limited by our own decisions. We can be confident and fearless, and move ahead convinced we will succeed. The whole world is there for us and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We can have the lives we want, and make all our dreams come true.

It’s good to question things we don’t understand. Questioning opens doors and helps us comprehend situations more clearly. But continually questioning our ability to accomplish something will never help us move forward. We can always stay exactly where we are and do the same things indefinitely, and if we do, our lives will be predictable and easier than if we step forward and try something new. However, staying in the same place will prevent us from experiencing the satisfaction of pushing our limits and succeeding.

There is great refreshment in discovering new places and meeting new people. The world is a huge place and there are unlimited new experiences possible. We can go anywhere and do anything, and fill our lives up with new and wonderful chances to go and see and do. When we broaden our horizons and open new doors, we see things differently and begin to understand the world a little better. We can do anything we want to do, and fill our lives with adventure and joy.

Today if there’s something you want to do but are doubtful you can achieve it, remember how strong and capable you are. There really isn’t anything you can’t do. Tune out the noise of doubt, be confident, and begin toward the goal. Each step will take you closer to success. You are amazing and strong, and nothing is beyond your reach. Decide what you want, and then go get it. The whole world is there for you, and you will succeed.

Already There

19 Jul

We can do anything we want in life. We can push our limits and try new things, go to new, faraway places, and try anything that captures our interest. Sometimes we may feel unsure about our next steps and if someone asks us what we want to do, may reply that we don’t know. However, it’s unlikely that’s true. We always know what we want. We may be unsure we can get it, or concerned about what it will take to accomplish it, but it’s already there, tucked away in our minds, waiting. The question isn’t what we want to do or where we want to go. The question is are we ready to do what it will take to get there. There is no rush to make our dreams come true, and we can certainly take our time until we feel confident. But each day we live a life that isn’t making us happy, is a day traded away that cannot be recovered. Every single thing we want is possible – every single thing. Nothing is beyond our capabilities. We have what it takes to get the life we want. Once we’ve defined what that is and are ready to start moving toward it, nothing can hold us in place. The world is a huge place with unlimited possibilities. We’re only limited by our own decisions. We can stay where we are, where we know how things will go, or we can confidently take the first step toward the life we really want. We deserve complete happiness and choosing to make our dreams a reality will bring it. Every day is a blessing. We can make the most of each one and press forward toward the goals we desire most. Every success is waiting and they can all be ours.

Life flies by in a hurry. When we’re busy with details and responsibilities, our days may rush past without notice. We look up and another week has gone by. We can’t hold time back but we can make sure we’re living as fully as possible every moment. Nobody is going to make our dreams come true for us. Nobody but us can create the lives we desire. We already possess everything we need to reach any destination we choose. It’s all there for us. We just need to begin.

Sometimes our lives may get complicated and twisted up with all kinds of commitments, details, chores, and responsibilities. We may overextend our time and find ourselves rushing from one task to the next, barely noticing the world around us. It’s easy to get over involved in doing and forget to value our personal needs. We can put our lives on hold while we serve others around us, but it’s impossible to actually live our lives when we keep them in a holding pattern. Every goal we want is possible. We can plan effectively to ensure we have the time we need to achieve what we want. If we’re diligent and purposeful, we really can have the lives we dream about.

Today if you’ve been struggling, trying to figure out your next move, think about what you really want. You already know where you want to go. Decide to start moving toward your dreams and make them yours. Every blessing is possible and you can do anything you desire. Be confident and step forward. Create the life you want and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Piling On

18 Jul

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes it seems like it twists and turns right on top of us. We can manage any complication that comes along, but when they come linked together, it can get crazy. We get up in the morning and discover there’s no water because there’s been a water main break somewhere, then the microwave door explodes open for no apparent reason and throws hot food all over us, the car developed a flat tire overnight, and we can’t find our keys. It can happen, or any of a million variations on the theme. We’ve all been there and will probably go there again. Sometime it’s like a chain reaction – one thing goes wrong, and then another, and another and we’re left standing confused and overwhelmed. It’s hard to explain when trouble piles on and we may feel we’re cursed or doomed in some way. Of course, that’s not possible. The whole world hasn’t turned against us, and nobody orchestrated this to drive us crazy. When a combination of unrelated troubling events come together, they may stop us in our tracks. Lots of things can always go wrong, but they can always be turned back around. The water main will be repaired, the microwave can be adjusted, the flat tire can be fixed and we will find our keys. Instead of seeing roadblocks as a complete stop and getting upset, we can see them as merely a detour in our plans, and confidently and capably manage them. We can maintain our composure and see everything clearly so we can plan our next steps. Everything we do teaches us something of value, and no matter how dire the circumstance, there will always be something for which to be grateful. Our worst day will have blessings for us. We are strong and smart, and nothing can overcome us. We can continue moving forward no matter what’s in the way, and find success.

When we’re furious and angry, it’s impossible to reason clearly. It might feel good to vent all our frustration and tell the whole world how mad we are, but it won’t help us find the answers we need. Even if everything goes wrong and we’re completely frustrated, we can keep our composure and think clearly. Everything we need is already there for us and with patience and self-control, we will more easily find the way forward.

We can never predict what will happen next and there is no way to prepare for the unknown. No matter how well we plan, something may go wrong. There may be no way to continue on the road ahead and we may have to completely regroup and find another possibility. It’s not easy to change direction and start again, but we are more powerful than we realize and can do anything we must to find our way. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and we will prevail.

Today if everything seems to be going wrong and the road ahead has disappeared, trust yourself and be confident. You are wise and intelligent, and nothing can keep you from success. There will always be another way forward, and you will find it. Look at all the options available and start again. Every success is possible, and you will reach it.

Dark Shadows

17 Jul

Our lives are always in our control and we can do anything, and go anywhere we want. It’s nice to have agreement from those around us when we make decisions, but their agreement doesn’t have to be a deciding factor. We don’t need permission for our choices and can do whatever we feel is best for us, even if we must go alone. Everyone has their own opinions and ideas, and we might decide to do something that someone close to us opposes. They may try to dissuade us and if that doesn’t work, may resort to criticism and ridicule. They may tell us we’re heading down a dark road and will face problems and suffering because of our decision. While it’s true we’ll all make at least one disappointing choice in our lives, it’s also true that we’re in control of our lives, and if things go wrong, we can turn and correct the situation. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves and nobody else has our personal intuition or insight. We are capable of choosing the best roads ahead and can reach any destinations we desire. If those around us don’t agree, they may stay behind. We can move forward on our own and achieve any goals we set. Dark shadows may fall on us, but we have everything we need to move back into the light. We can choose the roads that will take us closer to where we want to be, and make decisions that will ensure success. If the road turns and things get complicated, we know how to adjust our direction and find the way forward. Everything we desire is possible and nothing is beyond our reach. We can create the lives we want the most and move forward with confidence that we will succeed.

Change is a challenge for everyone. Some people are more resistant to it than others, and will do whatever is necessary to keep things the same. If we propose something new, they may react strongly and refuse to agree. If we need their cooperation to move forward and can’t get it, we may have to set the goal aside until our situation changes. If cooperation isn’t necessary, we may listen patiently to any comments and advice we may receive, and then proceed to move forward on our own. We are strong and capable, and can do anything we desire.

We may face a time when someone wants us to do something we’re uncomfortable with. Maybe we’re unsure we can succeed, or the road ahead is unknown and complicated. If we’re compelled to participate, we can trust ourselves to find the way forward. If things go well, we’ll find satisfaction in success. If they falter and we stumble, we’ll learn from the experience. There is something to be gained no matter what happens. Every step teaches us something of value, and we are wise enough to gain from each lesson.

Today if you’ve decided to change your direction and those around you disagree, decide what you want the most. You don’t need permission to design your life. Every possibility is available and you can do anything you desire. Step forward on the road that will take you where you most want to go. Your success is waiting, and will bring you great happiness and satisfaction.

Invisible Thread

16 Jul

The world is a busy place. There are billions of people doing billions of things all the time. Even in our small circle, there are others all around us and a lot going on. It might seem we’re all separate and doing things on our own, and sometimes we are, but in the overall scheme of things, we’re all connected more than we may realize. What one person does may have far reaching affects on the lives and decisions of those around them. Even insignificant, and seemingly unimportant choices may ripple through and change things in their path. Everything that happens creates something new. We never know how much impact our presence makes. Every step we take, every person we encounter, everything we say and do, creates a new reality around us. Like an invisible thread running through the world, our circles intertwine and our influence blends with those around us and creates the world we live in. There is no way to be in the world and leave it untouched. Just by being here we are making an impression of some kind. If we’re negative and mean, that impression may bring unhappiness and frustration. If we’re kind and caring, it may bring great comfort and satisfaction. Who we are and what we do will either embellish or detract from our experience and the experiences of those around us. We don’t live in a vacuum and will make an impact of some kind. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like. We can bring light and joy and experience complete happiness. There is greatness in each of us. What we do with it is up to us.

When we think of the enormity of the world, we may feel insignificant and unnoticed. In the towns where we live, big or small, we feel ignored and overlooked. There is often a lot of noise and busyness, and if we’re demure or quiet, we may struggle to be heard. There is value in every voice and we all have something to offer. We can be confident, even if we’re not the fastest, the strongest, or the loudest, that our opinions and ideas are important. The gifts we have to offer are unique, and when we share them, we can change everything.

We’re all one human family and as such, feel each other’s pain and suffering. We feel grief when we hear of disasters and turmoil in far away places, and compassion for those who are struggling. We’re all different and there may be conflicting views, but we can overcome them by honoring our human connections and trusting each other. We’re all in this together, and each choice we make will either enrich us or detract from our experience. There is no way to remove the influence of our presence. We are integral and valuable. We can bring happiness and joy to those around us, and give light to the world.

Today if you feel like you’re not important and nobody cares about what you’re doing, remember nobody else in the entire world can give the gifts you offer. You are unique and precious, and the whole world is blessed because you are here. Be confident and trust yourself. You are amazing. Your influence reaches further than you imagine, and we are all enriched by your presence.