Archive | July, 2022

One Moment

29 Jul

Life is filled with unexpected situations. We never know what will happen next, and we may be surprised by something that suddenly challenges and tests us. There may be an uncomfortable ethical issue that arises out of nowhere and we have to choose between being completely honest or going along with something we don’t agree with. We may face a test of our strength as problem after problem arises and we’re underwater trying to find the way out. Nobody can read the future and no matter how hard we try to make excellent decisions, moments of difficulty will come. What we do when they show up will determine what happens as we move forward. If the issue is ethical and we fold because someone more powerful than us demands it, we may be very disappointed in ourselves and our lack of courage. If the road ahead gets very hard and we give up and let go of our goals because we don’t want to walk through the fire, we will never reach the destinations we most desire. One moment, one decision, can change the course or our lives but all is not lost. No matter what’s happened already or what we’ve done, we can go back and start again. We may not be able to recreate the exact situation or change the outcome of a bad decision, but we can amend our actions moving forward and ensure that what we’re doing matches who we really are. Life can be complicated and hard, and we’ll all face times of uncertainty and worry. But we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and are in control of everything we do. We don’t have to bend to bullying, and we don’t have to go along. We’re entitled to our own opinions and decisions, and with clarity and wisdom, will choose the right path.

Bad decisions can have serious consequences. If we do something that moves us forward but betrays our company or our associates, we may never be able to regain their trust. If we lie and cheat on a lover, we may lose the relationship. Everything we do brings some sort of result, and what that is depends on what we’ve done. If we only see ourselves and are only concerned with our own success, we may betray everyone in our path and walk over them to win. We can do anything we like, but our connections with others are important. If we pave the road ahead with deception and distrust, it will be impossible to build good relationships and alliances as we move ahead. We may believe we don’t need them, and maybe we don’t, but life has a way of looping around and we may find at some point the very bridge we need is one we’ve already burned.

Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some point. If we make a bad choice or choose the wrong road we may get stuck for a time as we try to figure out how to correct our course. Nothing is permanent and everything can be changed, but whatever we’ve done may color opportunities until we’re able to reset and rebuild. There is greatness in all of us. If we lose our way, we can find it again. If we make a wrong turn, we can stop and start over. Nothing is out of reach if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. Every single goal is possible and we can reach them all.

Today remember that mistakes never define who we are. If you’re on the wrong road, you can turn around and begin again. No matter what’s happened, every success is still possible. Think about what you really want, trust yourself and start again. You are wise and capable, and nothing is too far away or too difficult for you to reach. Be strong and step forward. Every blessing awaits, and you will claim them all.

Wide Open

26 Jul

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives, and each choice brings a result and a change of some sort. We’re in control of every decision and can do anything we like, go anywhere we want, and set any goal we desire. If we’ve been in the same situation for a long time, we may forget there are endless options waiting we can choose at any time. If we don’t like where we are we can certainly move to someplace more appealing. But routines and repetitious patterns are powerful and we may reach a point where we believe we cannot move. If we’ve been in a dysfunctional relationship for a long time and want something more, we can step back and move on. If we’re in a job that isn’t meeting our desires, is unfulfilling and doesn’t give us the growth we want, we don’t have to remain. We may think we can’t change and that our future will only be a continuation of our present, but that will only happen if we choose it. There is now, and always will be, the possibility of doing something different. There are endless choices available every single moment. We are the only people on the whole planet powerful enough to hold us in place. Our futures are never determined by our past or our present. Everything is possible, wide open and waiting. We need only decide what we want to do. It’s easy to stay in place even if we’re not happy. We know the players and pretty much what will happen, and stepping out into something new can be intimidating. But our happiness is important and if we want something more or something different, we can have it. Our lives belong solely to us and we may design them any way we like. Nothing is out of reach and everything is possible.

Nobody is perfect and at some point, we may make a big mistake. We may make a mistake so big and far reaching, we believe it will change our lives and hold us down forever. If we make a wrong turn and upend our lives with turmoil and trouble, it will be difficult to navigate. But nothing lasts forever. No matter what’s happened or what we’ve done, everything will eventually settle again. There is no mistake bad enough to define our futures. Whatever has been broken can be amended. We have all the intelligence and wisdom necessary to understand what is needed to get through any situation that arises. Nothing is permanent but death, and if we’re still breathing, we can design the road ahead. By being courageous and trusting ourselves, we can correct our course, and start again.

There may be great expectations from family or associates about what we will do as we move forward. They may have plans and designs for our future that have nothing to do with what we want. Maybe there is a powerful tradition involved, or maybe there are family assumptions about following a certain path. We can do anything we like, but our future belongs to us. We never have to take any road we don’t want, no matter what others think. We have specific gifts to offer nobody else possesses, and be being true to who we are and what we want, we will bring great light and promise to the world.

Today if you think your future has been decided by what has already happened, think again. You are in control of your life and nothing can hold you down. Decide what you want the most and then take the first step toward it. Every possibility is there for you and nothing is too far or too difficult to reach. Trust yourself and be confident. You have so much to offer and will bring great light to us all. Move forward and be sure of success. It’s already there waiting and you will reach it.

Digging A Hole

22 Jul

People are incredibly creative. No matter what happens or what gets in the way, we can figure out how to proceed and what to do next. We’re intelligent and highly capable and can do anything we put our minds to. Everything we do defines who we are. If we’re honest in all our dealings, those around us will trust us and we’ll be free to move forward untethered by made up tales or stories that are untrue. Being honest requires intent and if we get into a situation that is uncomfortable and the best way ahead is difficult, we might choose to manipulate things by creating a fictitious scenario that allows us to move forward more easily. We can tell all the lies we want, but once we start fabricating, it’s hard to turn back around and tell the truth. It’s like digging a hole. When we first start we may make only a shallow dent in the surface, but if we keep digging, the hole will get bigger. Eventually we may find ourselves standing on the bottom with no way out but to climb up a vertical wall which is very difficult. Each lie is like digging another shovel full of dirt putting us in deeper and deeper. Lying complicates our lives in ways we can never predict. It’s hard to remember all the various things we’ve said and eventually, however long that takes, we may get so tangled up, moving forward will become impossible. Life can be hard and we’ll all face situations we don’t want to deal with, but by honestly looking at everything objectively we will find the way forward. We are smarter than we think we are, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and manage well. Choosing honesty brings freedom. We know who we are and what we want, and with clarity and integrity, we can reach any goal we desire.

We all want healthy, happy relationships. We may try hard to be cooperative and helpful, and not do things that bring stress or disharmony. It’s good to try to get along, but we don’t have to pretend to be something we’re not. We’re all different, and if we’re in a group where everyone wants to do something we have zero interest in, we can certainly go along to appease everyone else, or we can honestly and openly decline. There is sometimes a lot of pressure to conform and it’s always easier to follow along than to choose our own road. But our ideas are important and we are entitled to our own opinions. We can be polite and still say no. When we’re true to who we really are, we will find great satisfaction moving forward. 

Some people believe telling lies is okay so long as nobody gets hurt. That’s like saying it’s okay to cheat a little if nobody knows. The problem with being dishonest is that it tends to feed on itself. We tell one little tiny lie, and then it’s easier the next time to do it again. Then maybe something bigger happens and lying worked before so we do it again. After a while it may become a behavior trait and we may forget all about being honest. The best choice is to choose to tell the truth, no matter what. When we do, we will always be clear on where we stand, and have access to all the answers we need. We have so much to offer, and choosing to live well will bring us endless blessings.

Today if you’re in a difficult situation and it would be so easy to fix if you just lied about it, remember who you are. There is greatness in you and you are an incredible gift to the world. Be the best you can be, and choose wisely. Every single blessing is waiting for you and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident in your decisions, and step forward with clarity and integrity. Every goal is possible and nothing can keep you from success.

Breaking Apart

20 Jul

Life is a continual process of letting go. We learn and grow as we move forward, and our lives are continually modified as things develop. Change is constant and we may face a time when due to circumstances beyond our control we must let go of something we cherish deeply.  Health concerns, financial changes and a thousand other developments may prevent us from continuing an activity that has brought us great satisfaction. Our lives may be suddenly be altered in ways that are difficult to accept and hard to understand.  If we must walk away from something we love deeply, we may feel we’re breaking apart. The pain and sorrow may be intense and we may believe we’ll never find happiness again. When we’re suffering and trying to make sense of a new situation, it may seem impossible to navigate and find peace and comfort. Sudden, difficult changes are not easy to get through but we are intelligent and stronger than we imagine. No matter what has happened or what we must leave behind, we can find the road ahead and figure out how to proceed. There is no rush to find all the answers. We can take our time and think about all the options and possibilities available. When we’re ready we can take the first step and begin a new journey. Change isn’t easy but difference doesn’t always mean less. Happiness and success are still there for us, and we can be confident we will achieve them both.

What we do defines who we are, and our lives are embellished by the activities we participate in.  If something changes and we can no longer do the things we love so much, we may suffer serious grief and despair trying to figure out what to do next.  How do we replace something that has defined us for so long?  What could possibly take its place?  At first we may believe it’s hopeless and nothing will ever bring us the same satisfaction we’ve had so far. Life is complicated and things go wrong, but a turn in our direction does not end the journey. There will always be something new to try and in time we will find another way ahead. Life is long and nothing can prevent things from changing. By being open to new options and trusting ourselves, we will find all the answers we need.

Truth is truth and trying to force something that doesn’t work is a waste of time and energy. We can only work with what we have at any given moment, and sometimes the options possible do not match what we want. We can try to ignore the facts and drag everything along with us, determined to make it work which will only exhaust us in the end. By looking at everything objectively and openly, and accepting our situation where it is, we can make a plan to change what we can, and move forward toward success. Seeing things as they really are and not how we wish they were will help us open the doors ahead and reach the destinations we desire.

Today if your situation has changed and you must let go of something you love and desire, think about all the possibilities ahead. Change isn’t the end of the journey. You are wise and intelligent and every answer you seek is there for you. Be comforted and confident. All the destinations you desire are still there for you.  Modify your plans and step forward with clarity and confidence.  Nothing can keep you from your goals and you will succeed.

Look Over There

19 Jul

We share the world with billions of other people and we all have our own ideas about how things should go, and what we should do. Our personal goals are important and we may work hard on trying to achieve them. There is always a lot going on around us and not everyone will understand or agree with our plans. Although we don’t need agreement to proceed in any direction we desire, if someone doesn’t like our idea or feels it will impact them in some negative way, they may try to derail and distract us from the road ahead. By insinuating themselves into our lives they may continually point at other things encouraging us to look in different directions. Their hope may be that if we stay distracted long enough, we might forget about the original goal and move on to something else. When other options are continually being offered, it can be hard to focus on the goal we want, but we never have to forsake anything that’s important to us. If we step off course, we can stop and start again. Our lives are ours to design, and we never have to follow anyone else’s suggestions. Nothing is out of reach and there will always be a way to accomplish the things we most desire. We are strong and powerful, and with determination and clarity, can always reach success.  

Some people think they know us better than we know ourselves. They may believe they know what’s best for us and try to steer us toward the goals they think we should achieve. Nobody can possibly know what we want more clearly than we know ourselves. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish. We can listen to any advice or suggestions we like, but we are in control of the choices we make. There are a lot of possibilities and every option is there for us. We can choose the way forward and the destinations we want to reach, and then begin the journey toward success. 

Life is filled with all kinds of shiny things that may pull us away from what we’re doing. Everything may look good, and we may jump from one thing to another intrigued by all the possibilities. It’s good to explore lots of options but until we make a decision on what we want to do, and then start the journey, nothing will change. Once we determine where we want to go, we can make a plan to move toward the goal and then begin. We are wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and if we stay focused on the goal, nothing can keep us from success. 

Today pay attention to the goal you’re seeking. Be open to suggestions but remember you are in control of your destiny and can choose anything you desire. Keep your eyes focused on the road ahead and step forward with confidence. You know what you want and have everything you need to achieve it. You are amazing and wise, and nothing is out of reach. Stand strong and be sure of success.  Every blessing awaits and you will claim them.