Archive | June, 2022

Jagged Edge

14 Jun

Everyone wants an easy life where things always go smoothly and nothing gets in the way. We all want to sail through our days without resistance and trouble. It’s nice to dream about but this is real life and there is always a lot going on. There are people all around us making decisions, many of which we know nothing about but could affect us anyway. Complications come, trouble happens, issues arise and things get messy. If we’ve been seriously impacted and are devastated and hurt, it can feel like we’re covered with jagged edges. Nothing is smooth, nothing is easy and we may be overwhelmed and unsure. Hard times will come to us all, and what we do with them and how we handle them will determine what happens next. If we get angry and refuse to look at the problem, it will remain unsolved and unchecked indefinitely. However, if we stand strong, no matter what has gone wrong, and face everything with courage and clarity, there isn’t anything we can’t manage. The situation might be extreme, and we may be stunned at where we are, but the answers will always be there. By taking our time and trusting ourselves, we can take everything apart step by step and find the way forward. Life is complicated and we may suffer, but there isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down forever. We are stronger and wiser than we imagine, and will prevail. Every dream is still there for us, and with determination and patience, we will succeed.

We all have things we think we could never survive – the death of a spouse, the betrayal of a lover, the loss of our fortunes, and endless other things. Life is long and at some point our worst dreams may come true. We may believe our lives are destroyed and there is no way we can get through but that will never be true. Even in our darkest hours, even if we’re sure we’re done and there is no hope, there will still be light ahead. There will always be a way out and we are smart enough and strong enough to find it.

When we’re in the midst of despair, someone may tell us to give up and surrender, that there is no way we can ever handle what’s happening. That is only their opinion and nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. There is great courage and wisdom inside us, and when we’re pressed against the wall, we can pull from deep within to find the answers we need. The jagged edges of pain and desperation will not overcome us, but sharpen our vision and bring us clarity. We know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.

Today if you’re suffering through a very difficult passage and feel overcome, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you think you are. Stand strong and be courageous. You already have everything you need to prevail and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward and be confident. You are amazing and capable. Trust yourself. Every dream awaits and you will make them yours.

Unexpected Consequence

13 Jun

Every single decision we make will bring some sort of result. Many times we can see what will happen if we choose something, but not always. Life is complex and there is no way to know everything about anything at any time. There will always be unknowns, and situations beyond our reach that may impact something we’re doing. Once we’ve made our choice and things start to unfold, all the ramifications of the road ahead will start to show themselves and we may be surprised by what we see. Some complications may be very involved and if we had known about them before hand we may have chosen another way forward. Unexpected consequences happen. We don’t know what we don’t know and even when we try our best to choose wisely, sometimes things go awry. There is no way to read the future, or predict what will happen next. The best we can do is look at all our options carefully, and decide on the best way forward. We are intelligent and highly capable. If things go wrong and our plans go up in smoke, we have everything we need to look again and make another choice. There isn’t anything we can’t do if we’re willing to continue forward. Nothing is out of reach and with wisdom and patience every goal is possible.

Some decisions have known possible results. If we smoke throughout our lives, the odds that we’ll get cancer are increased. If we constantly make poor decisions, the chances of finding happiness are minimized. If we continually overeat, the possibilities of losing weight will be lost. Sometimes even when we know the results of our decisions are not going to be what we want, we may make them anyway out of weakness, impatience or because at the moment, we just don’t care. To live well and successfully takes thought and patience. We really can have the lives we want the most, but we must be willing to choose the things that will bring it to us.

People are creative and will surprise us from time to time. Someone may take a stand and get in our way because they do not agree with what we’re doing. We share the world with billions of others and although we have the right to choose the roads we’ll take, we also have to navigate around those who are going in the opposite direction. Distractions may pull us off course, and we may get turned around and confused, but if we keep our eyes on the goal, we will find our way forward. Every success is possible and with clarity and determination, no matter what gets in the way, we will win.

Today if you have a specific goal you want to achieve, think about the decisions you are making. Choose things that will pave the way forward and help you move closer to the prize. You are smarter and more powerful than you think you are. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Trust yourself and begin. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Instant Success

9 Jun

Everyone has dreams and goals they want to pursue and achieve. There are endless things to do and places to go, and we all have our own ideas about how we want to proceed. When we want something badly, we want it right away. We don’t want to wait, we don’t want to work hard for it, and we don’t want anyone to stand in our way. We might wish we had a magic wand that could make it happen, or our own genie ready to grant us the wish of our hearts so we could just get it and be happy. There are some things we can do quickly, but success doesn’t happen instantly. It’s not like a packet of soup that just requires water to become a meal. Most things worth having take work and time to achieve. Wishing and hoping and dreaming about how it will be once we get there won’t make anything change. The road to success will always be open but if we want to reach it we have to take the journey all the way to the end. There will likely be unforeseen complications, someone might block us, and problems may creep up, but it we’re determined and continue pushing forward we will win. Nothing is impossible if we’re willing to do what is needed to make it ours. Success is always there for us, and if we persist and don’t quit nothing can keep us from it. We are stronger and more capable than we think we are, and there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Playing the “if only” game will never help us move forward. “If only” I had a better job I would have more money and security. “If only” I was married I wouldn’t be so lonely. “If only” it wasn’t so hard I could be more successful. Life is full of possibilities, but nobody is going to pave the road ahead for us or hand us a perfect life. If we’re not happy where we are, instead of complaining and wishing something would change, we can take control and move in a new direction. We are never frozen in place unless we freeze ourselves there. Life is filled with opportunities and every option is possible.

There is no way to move forward by standing still. Watching and waiting for change to come is a fool’s game. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything at any time. We are filled with potential but potential is unrealized expectations. Instead of standing around and waiting for things to change, we can purposely and with clarity move toward the goals we want the most and reach any success we desire. It’s all there for us. We need only decide what we want, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. There is greatness inside us all, and with patience and determination, we can do anything.

Today if there’s a goal you want to achieve, think about how you want to proceed, and take the first step forward. You know what you want and have everything you need to do anything you desire. Trust yourself and push ahead. Every dream is possible and every success awaits. Be confident and you will make them yours.

Entangled

7 Jun

Spider webs are amazing creations. Intricate and lacy, sticky and deadly, and a perfect trap for the prey the spider seeks. Although we don’t construct physical webs like the spider, we can, with great detail and precision, use lies to create scenarios that attract and hold others where we want them. We can say and do anything that will create the situations we desire. If the facts don’t work for us, we can make up something else that will push us ahead or move us closer to where we want to be. Lying is easy and we can use it to get out of trouble, or open doors that will help us reach our goals. We can pave the road ahead with fiction and say whatever is needed to make sure we get what we want. One lie leads to another, and then another, and before we know it we may find we’ve created something completely different than what is real. We may get away with it at first, but the problem with lies is, just like the spider’s web, they tend to cross over one another and we will eventually get entangled in the web of deceit we’ve created that’s difficult to navigate and squirm out of. It’s hard to remember lies we’ve told because there is no basis in fact. When confronted, we might try to use distractions or attempt to rewrite history by denying what we’ve done. But in the end, however long that takes, we’re going to be found out. Lying creates weak links in our relationships, and will never build trust or confidence. Every lie takes something away from us, and each time we do it, we lose valor and integrity. Our lives are our responsibility and who we are is defined by what we do. Truth brings strength and wisdom. No matter where we are or what’s going on, honesty will always be the best option for moving forward. There is greatness in us, and when we honor the very best we have to offer, every road ahead will open, and we will reach success.

If we lack confidence or are unsure of ourselves, we may think pretending to be something we aren’t will get us through. We can make up any stories we like, and if those around us don’t know any better, we may be able to spin a completely fictitious tale that is believable on the surface and helps us squeak through for now. If it works, we may think we got away with it, and we may have for a time, but truth is powerful and will eventually show itself. It’s far better to admit we don’t have the answers and ask for help instead of trying to bluff our way through. Nobody knows everything and we may be amazed at the support we get.

It’s very hard to keep up a ruse indefinitely. It takes a lot of focus and energy to remember the lies we’ve told, and try to keep the story straight. The time it takes to come up with continuing fictional developments may be extreme and exhausting. Instead of wasting time on creating endless tales, we can use that energy to focus on how to reach the goals we most desire. A clean plan filled with facts and clarity will enable us to more quickly reach the success we want, and pave the road ahead.

Today if you’ve been making up stories to get people to follow you or open doors, trust yourself. You are amazing, and nothing is better than who you really are. Be confident and let your true self shine. You have gifts to offer nobody else can give. Stand strong and step forward with clarity and faith. Nothing is out of reach and you will succeed.

Try Try Try

6 Jun

“But just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You’ve gotta get up and try, try, try.” Pink

Everyone has goals they want to achieve. We all have dreams and ideas about what we want to do and where we want to go. The easy stuff doesn’t take much, we just make a plan and get it done, but some things take a lot of work and trial and error. If we’ve been pushing toward something we really want and we keep hitting roadblocks or the way ahead gets blocked, or we get off track or a thousand other things get in the way, we may begin to think we can’t do it. Trying to do something new isn’t always easy. We can’t read the future and it’s impossible to see the end from the beginning. We don’t know what we don’t know, and the first or second or third or fourth time we try, we may stumble. Every goal we desire is worth what it takes to get it, but trying takes courage and may require great stamina and focus. It’s wonderful to win and succeed and when we do we may feel jubilant and satisfied, but the winning is the reward. All the lessons and growth we gain come when we’re trying and pushing ahead. We learn what doesn’t work, we see where the pitfalls are, and we discover new things about ourselves and the world around us. Running across the finish line is igreat, but the gifts we get during the journey to get there are the blessing. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and can do anything we like. Every single destination awaits, and with patience, focus and determination, nothing can keep us from success.

There may be times when the challenges we’re facing are so intense and so overwhelming we may think there is no way we can survive. The bar is just too high and the cost is just too great. We are in control of our lives and if we want to, we can let go of any goal at any time. We don’t need to justify it or make excuses. We can simply step away and do something else. But if the goal is important to us and we want to achieve it, there isn’t anything that can keep us from it. The road may be difficult, we may have to bend in ways we’ve never considered before but that doesn’t mean we have to stop. Nothing lasts forever, and if we keep stepping forward, we will win.

It’s unlikely we’ll ever be in a life or death situation where if we don’t do something exactly correct we will die. It may seem during times of intense duress that we won’t live through it, but that will never be true. If we stop and look at everything objectively and openly, we will find the way forward even in the most complex situations. We are intelligent and wise, and there isn’t anything we can’t do. We have all the courage and strength needed to accomplish any goal and reach any destination.

Today if you’ve been trying and trying to reach a goal and it’s still far in the distance, trust yourself. Every road is there for you and you will find all the answers you need. Be confident and continue forward. All your dreams are possible and they are waiting for you. Stand strong and take another step. You are amazing and will reach success.