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Grasping Straws

27 Jul

We go through countless different experiences as we navigate through our lives. When things are going well, it seems we can do no wrong, and every answer shows up the moment we need it. But life is complex and we’ll never get a paved road that lasts forever. Things will change, our circumstances will alter and we may take a dive we didn’t plan. If a lot is going wrong and it seems that nothing helps, we may become desperate and start grasping for anything that might work. When we’re under water and miserable we may not be thinking clearly and even the most outlandish, ridiculous schemes may start to seem possible. We may choose something we would never consider if we were on more solid ground and our vision was clearer. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures, but decisions made in panic without thought will rarely work out the way we want them to. Every decision will bring a result and once we choose the first step on any path, we are also choosing the last. Where we end up may be eons away from where we want to go. We will all face difficult, hard, challenging, desperate moments and what we do while we’re in the mire will determine what comes next. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we will always have the resources we need to choose our next steps wisely. We may be under pressure to move, but we can take the time necessary to see everything clearly and decide which way is best moving forward. If we make a bad choice we aren’t doomed forever. We can simply look at what hasn’t worked and then look again and correct our course. Even when everything is upside down, success will be possible. We are stronger and more intelligent than we think we are and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. The answers will always be there for us and with patience and determination, we will find them and reach success.

Nobody is perfect and we will all fail at some point. It might just be a wrong turn, or we may be completely turned around, backwards and upside down. Continuing on the same course when it’s obviously not working won’t fix the situation. Some things work themselves out over time, but those instances are rare. If we find we’re going in the wrong direction or have made a bad choice, we can stop where we are and see the entire situation objectively. There are endless roads to every destination and we can change direction at any time, and reroute the way forward.

Some people like to hold grudges and remind us when we’ve faltered in the past. They may believe that since we failed once we’re doomed to fail again, but the past can never predict the future. It doesn’t matter if we took a wrong turn before, or if we’ve tried several times and still haven’t found the right answer. The way ahead is there for us and if we persist and continue forward, we will find it. Nothing can keep us from any destination we desire. We already have everything we need to succeed and we will reach them all.

Today if everything has gone wrong and there are walls blocking your path, trust yourself. All the answers are there for you. Stand firm and be confident. You are intelligent and wise, and will find the way forward. Every success is already there for you. Focus on the goal ahead, and step forward with clarity and patience. You are amazing and capable, and will reach every destination you desire.

Fixer

12 Jul

Our lives are full of experiences. There are things we can control – our decisions, what we do, and where we go – and a lot of things we can’t. Although much of what happens is beyond our reach we are always in control of our own lives. The road won’t always be paved and we may face a time where it seems like everything we touch goes wrong. Problems will come, complications will arise, people will make decisions that impact us negatively, and crap will happen. We’re all going to go down in flames at some point. But no matter what is going on, no matter how bad everything seems, there will be an answer and a way out. When we’re under water with trouble, we may think we’ll never get through, but the answers we need will be there for us. We may have to search long and hard, but we can find them. When we’re suffering we may wish that someone would come and save us. It would be so great when we’re having a hard time if someone else would just fix it and let us move on. That’s a nice dream but it’s unlikely to ever happen. All our problems belong solely to us, and nobody is going to sign up to fix our lives and pave our roads for us. If we’re overwhelmed and can’t see our way clear, we can wait until things settle a bit and then decide on our next steps. We may try to ignore what’s gone wrong, denying there is anything amiss, and look the other way for as long as we like, but nothing will change until we face it head on and do what is needed to correct it. Standing still instead of unraveling what’s gone wrong will never take us where we want to go. We are intelligent and can find our way through anything that happens. By being patient and taking everything one step at a time, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. We can trust ourselves to solve any problem we must, and move forward toward success.

Everybody wants a life of ease and comfort where nothing goes wrong. Nobody dreams about suffering and going through terrible trials. We can do everything possible to try to prevent problems and stay out of trouble, and we might succeed in some ways. But there are billions of people sharing the earth with us, and the decisions they make may bring problems our way. We can’t stop anything from happening but we can be confident we can manage whatever comes.

Everyone is responsible for their own lives. There isn’t any designated referee who will be there to run interference, and block trouble before it reaches us. We are wide open and may get over run by something that takes us by surprise and complicates our lives in difficult and unsettling ways. Trouble comes to us all, but we are capable and can fix anything that goes wrong. We can be confident that no matter what the issue is, we’ll find the solution we need to move forward and reach success.

Today if you’re going through a difficult time and are beset by problems and complications, remember all the times you’ve been successful in the past. No matter what’s happening, you will find the answers you need to get through. You are strong and wise, and nothing can overcome you. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single success is possible, and you will reach them all.

Perception and Reality

17 Jun

Life is complicated, and there may be times when our situation suddenly changes and what was possible is no longer available. Maybe we have an unexpected health issue that requires restrictions and commitments that are difficult, or a relationship that has changed that impacts us, or a thousand other things. Nobody gets a paved road to every destination, and there will be times when the going gets rough. Once we understand the situation, we may be confident we can handle it, but as each day passes, and we begin to tire, we may start to wonder if we can keep going. It’s very hard to stay focused and positive on a long, long difficult journey. If we must adapt to a situation that requires us to accept a new normal, we may feel overwhelmed and dispirited. Change isn’t easy but a lot of how we feel depends on our perception. If all we see are the things we can’t do, or the things we must alter, we may get overwhelmed. But we can look at the situation another way. No matter what’s happening, there will still be many things we can do and do well. We can find comfort once we identify what we can accomplish, even with restrictions we must acknowledge. If we’re stuck in the same location and can’t move, we can find new ways to meet others and get involved in new projects. If we can no longer participate in physical activities we love, we can find ways to modify the activity so it works for us. Life is full of possibilities, and we are the only ones who can hold us down and keep us from progressing. Things won’t always be easy, but there will always be a way to move forward. We are wiser and more capable than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from success.

Relationships are important, and when we love someone, we want to be there for them and support them. If they have an issue that needs a lot of attention and effort, and we offer our help, our lives will be impacted as we dedicate the time they need. If the situation is on-going and long lasting, we may begin to struggle with the sacrifice. It isn’t selfish to step away to take time for ourselves and recharge. Those we love are important, but we must take care of ourselves first. We can give and still make sure our personal needs are met.

If we’re facing something that requires us to make a lot of changes moving forward, we may feel unsure and overwhelmed. It’s hard to find comfort when everything we’re used to disappears, and we must continue on a foreign road with no end in sight. But we are strong and can manage anything that comes. There will always be a way around any complication, and every answer is there. We can be open to all the possibilities, and with careful thought and confidence, be sure we will prevail.

Today if the road ahead has changed, and you must modify your plans moving forward, look at all the possibilities available. There will still be a way to achieve your goals. Trust yourself and step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing can hold you down indefinitely. Every success is still possible, and you will make them yours.

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.

Another Way Around

28 May

We can achieve any goal we desire and go anywhere we like. All options are possible, and there are unlimited things we can do, and endless places we can visit. Nothing is out of reach or too difficult for us to achieve, but we may not succeed our first time out. Even if we’re clear on what we want and have a good plan in place to achieve it, there may be times when the road getting there gets twisted and tangled, and we get stuck going nowhere. When things aren’t working out, we may think we just need to try harder, put in more time, and push with more strength. Those ideas work sometimes, but we may face a situation that no matter what we do, we can’t proceed on the road we’re on. Our plans may be fine but for reasons we can’t explain, they simply aren’t working. We can put our shoulder to the wheel and press harder, but if the road is going nowhere, it will be wasted effort. If we’re working hard and still stuck in the same place, obviously there is a problem. Instead of doing the same things over and over and hoping for resolution, we can stop and look at everything objectively. There are many ways to get to every destination, and we have endless opportunities to try. Sometimes a small adjustment is all that’s needed to pave the way ahead. Other times we may need to rethink the whole plan and come up with an alternative. We can do anything, but not everything will come easily. Complications may snag our progress, and we may get stuck, but nothing is permanent. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need to reach success. By being open to every possibility, even those that look strange, we’ll be able to find a new way forward that opens all the doors ahead. Success will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find our way forward.

Nothing stays the same forever. Everything changes and modifies as time goes by. What worked for us last year may not work now. Even if our circumstances are pretty much the same, our options for success may be different. We can let go of what’s behind us, take what we’ve learned from everything we’ve done so far and use that knowledge to help us find the answers we need. Nothing is out of reach and we have everything necessary to find the way forward.

We share the world with billions of other people, all having different experiences. When we’re searching for answers, we can reach out to those around us for advice. The road ahead may be new and foreign to us, but chances are someone else has already traveled it successfully and will have information that will help us. We don’t have to do everything alone. By including others in our search and asking for help, we’ll gain information and guidance that will pave the way ahead and help us reach the goal.

Today if nothing you do moves you ahead, stop and look at all the options possible. There is another way forward that will take you to success. Trust your instincts and step forward with confidence. Nothing is too hard to accomplish or too far away to reach. You are wise and intelligent, and will find the answers you need. Every single goal is possible, and you will reach them all.