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Not Sorry

30 Jul

There are billions of people in the world and we’re all unique. No two people are exactly the same, and we all have our own preferences, desires, and decisions to make. There is an unlimited variety of personalities and expressions, and we each choose our own way. Sometimes we’ll agree with those around us and take the same road moving forward, but with all the differences there are bound to be times when we clash. What others want us to do may be fine for them but not exactly what we want. We’re in control of our lives and can make any decisions we like. Our lives are ours alone and we can design them any way we choose. We don’t have to follow what anyone else is doing, or take any suggestions we don’t want. We decide how we’ll move forward, where we’ll go and what we’ll accomplish. It’s all up to us, but if we’re insecure or unsure of ourselves, we might step in line even if we want to do something else. It takes courage to chart our own course, especially if it’s different from what those around us are doing. It can be intimidating to go against the flow but just because everyone else is going west doesn’t mean we can’t go east. Others may try to make us comply and follow their lead, but we know what we want, and have everything we need to get it. We never have to apologize for being ourselves. We were created with specific and individual gifts and traits that no one else in all of creation has. Nobody can bring the blessings we have to offer. We can go our own way, color outside the lines, and choose any destination we like. Life is an incredible gift and when we live it according to our own personal choices and desires, we will find great satisfaction and happiness. Every success is there for us, and every destination is possible. Being true to who we are will help us reach them all.

Traditions, families and cultural norms are powerful. Paved roads that millions of people have walked on are always easy to travel. When things have been done certain way for a long time it can be difficult to consider an alternate method. But change is constant and nothing can stay the same forever. If we want something different than what others are doing, we can change direction and go another way. Cutting a new path isn’t easy, but we are strong and powerful, and no matter what comes, will be able to get through. Once we decide what we really want, we can begin moving toward it and find our way until we reach success. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and we can have the lives we dream of.

Nobody is perfect and we all stumble from time to time. If we hurt someone, or make a bad decision we might be sorry, but we never have to be sorry for living our lives according to our own desires. Happiness comes when we are authentic and truthful with ourselves about who we are and what we want. Following along and trying to fit a mold that doesn’t work will never bring us true contentment. We are perfect just as we are, and have so much to offer. By believing in ourselves, and honoring our personal worth, we will find great happiness and success.

Today if you feel pressure to conform to something you aren’t, be honest and choose your own way. You know who you are and what you want, and you bring great depth and richness to us all. Your gifts are priceless and precious. Trust yourself and stand tall. You have so much to offer and the whole world is blessed because you are here.

Preconceived

21 Jun

We live in an Information Age. Never before has access to information been easier or quicker than it is today. If we want to know anything, we can quickly find most facts we need with the click of just a few buttons. That’s great when we need to learn about something new or investigate a confusing situation. However, this has no bearing on the information we need from others for various projects we are working on. We can only use the information we are given and the parameters required for any task we want to accomplish. Sometimes we’ll get all the facts we need to proceed and reach every destination, but other times there may be holes in our knowledge and understanding, and we may go blindly ahead unaware that we’re headed for trouble. We don’t know what we don’t know. If we haven’t got all the information necessary to reach success, we’ll likely run into problems and snags along the way. When we hit a blockade and can’t go any further, we can ask for assistance and try to figure out what we’re missing. Black holes exist in space. We know they are there but don’t have any idea what’s in them. It’s the same when we try to advance with less than all the facts. We know where we need to go, and may have an excellent plan to get there, but without all the information we’re going to get stuck at some point. Although we don’t know what’s missing, it’s likely someone will be there who can fill in the holes. We can ask others for advice, and look for additional facts that will help us reach success. We can do anything we desire, but not every road will be clear and paved. There are going to be hiccups, road blocks, and detours that may hold us in place until we find a way around them. We have enough intelligence and insight to figure out any problem that arises, and can be confident that even if the road gets tangled, we’ll find our way forward. Every destination is possible, and nothing is strong enough or convoluted enough to keep us from success.

We all have our own opinions about things, and if we’ve heard about a difficult situation or someone who made a project stressful, it may color our idea of how things will go when we get involved. Preconceived notions are notoriously inaccurate. Trusting rumors or other people’s interpretations will never give us the entire story. We can listen to any advice or suggestions we’re given and still leave our minds open and not prejudge what may or may not happen. We’re smart enough to figure out how things work and find our way forward with confidence and clarity.

Sometimes once we start on a new project we see that everything is completely different than we thought when we started. If it turns out the destination we’re working toward isn’t something we want after all, we can stop and look at all the possibilities available, and chart a new course moving forward. We are always in control of our lives, and can do anything we like. Every goal is possible and we have enough wisdom to get all the information we need to succeed.

Today if the plans you’ve made for the road ahead aren’t working, stop and get the information you need to proceed. If you need help, ask for it. Every answer is there for you and nothing can keep you from reaching any destination. You are amazing and wise, and everything is possible. Trust yourself, and step forward. The whole world is there for you and you will prevail.

Unstoppable

20 May

People are very creative and inventive. We can come up with all kinds of ideas and explanations for whatever is happening and spin endless tales. If we’ve done something untoward or dishonest we don’t want others to see, we may create an explanation that skirts the facts and makes us look innocent, clearing us of any wrongdoing. Well, we can say anything we like, and we may fool those around us for a time, but truth is more powerful than whatever we may come up with. We may try to hide the facts, manipulate the data, use mirrors and screens to disguise what’s real, and that may delay reality for a while, but nothing, absolutely nothing can hold truth back forever. It is unstoppable and will inevitably rise and become apparent. It may take a while to surface, years even, and at some point, we may believe we have successfully circumvented it, but we will be wrong. Truth is the most powerful thing in life. Nothing can keep it from showing itself. If we’ve covered something up, it will be revealed. If we’ve lied, we will be found out. It’s just a matter of time. There is no way to hide it forever, and when it shows itself, any lies or fabrications will be uncovered. Hiding just delays the inevitable. There isn’t anything worth forsaking our integrity for. The truth may be painful, embarrassing, or even momentarily crippling, but when we face it, we can begin the process of correcting whatever has gone wrong. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes from time to time. If we’ve fallen down and made a mess, we can stand and clean it up. By being truthful with those around us, we will gain credibility and trust. Each choice defines who we are, and we have the power to change the world for good. We can make excellent choices that enrich our lives and bring light to those around us.

We may use distractions and diversions to try to hide something we’ve done. We can tangle our lives up with lies and dishonesty to try and bury the truth or buy time to cover it up, but it won’t work indefinitely. Lies are always laid bare, and we will be exposed. We are brave enough to face anything that’s happened and choose the best road forward. By being completely honest we’ll pave the road ahead to success.

Relationships are important, and if we’re involved with others when mistakes are made, they may pressure us to keep it hidden. We can do anything we like but if we go along with the subterfuge, guilt may weigh heavily on us. If we look someone in the eye and lie, our virtue and integrity will suffer greatly. There is no relationship worth selling our souls for. We have enough courage and strength to stand up for what’s right and choose honesty no matter what has happened.

Today if you’ve been trying to hide from something you’ve done and have been distorting facts to try and escape, stop and think again. You are amazing and valuable, and worth more than you can imagine. Your personal integrity is precious. Choose honesty and step forward with clarity and wisdom. Every dream is possible, and by choosing well, you will reach success.

Creating Our Lives

5 Apr

Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we like, but the needs of the world and those around us may impact how we spend our time. We may be regularly asked to do more work or give more time to something that helps those around us. We can certainly give as much time as we like for any endeavor, but there will always be more to do than we will ever be able to accomplish. It’s good to be helpful, but we always have our own chores and tasks to do, and continually adding extra burdens may not be productive. If we constantly agree to do more work and help everyone every time we’re asked, we might find we are so busy we can’t get to our own goals. If we get overwhelmed and can’t keep up, we may blame it on our situation, the requirements of our jobs, our never-ending responsibilities, or endless other issues for where we are. We can say anything, but the truth is, we are creating our own personal lives by the decisions we make. No matter what is going on around us, we are always in control of our lives. Our lives are a reflection of the choices we’re making and overloading them with things to do and pushing ourselves to exhaustion is not noble. It doesn’t mean we care more than others, or that we’re more committed than most. It just means we’re taking on more than we can comfortably handle, and that may keep us from moving forward. Our dreams and personal goals are important, and if we ignore them and do nothing to accomplish them, it will be difficult to find complete happiness. We are unique and our desires are specific to the kind of lives we want to lead. We can look at all the options before us and make choices that will allow us to serve and still create the life we want the most. Every goal is possible and with clarity and focus, we can achieve them all and make our dreams come true.

Commitment and persistence enable us to accomplish what we want most in life. It’s impossible to be committed to our own personal goals if we spend all our time doing things that keep us from moving toward them. Being busy doesn’t mean we’re succeeding. Flitting from one thing to another with no forward motion will only hold us in place. Time may pass and when we finally look up, we may discover we are far from the destinations we really want to achieve. By taking control of our time and making decisions that move us closer to where we want to be, we will open the doors ahead and ensure success.

We are the most important people in our lives, and it isn’t selfish to take care of ourselves before we serve others. By paying attention to our personal needs and ensuring we have everything necessary to work successfully, we will be stronger and more able to assist others when the need arises. Life is full of opportunity and by keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will reach every desired destination.

Today if your life is busy and there isn’t time for your personal goals, rethink the way forward. You are amazing and valuable, and your dreams are important. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing is out of reach, and you can create the life you desire most.

Flawless

23 Mar

Life is a great experience, but it isn’t without pitfalls. There are always lots of options for every decision we make and although we may try hard to be perfect, we are only human. Everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect. There is no road map telling us which way to go, or guidebook advising us about what to avoid. We make our choices and learn as we go. If things fall apart, we learn what doesn’t work. If we do something that hurts us, we learn what to avoid. Every day we step a little closer to the person we want to be. Some people are very critical and may point out a time when we did something they find unacceptable. They may call us out or make us an example, choosing to highlight a bad decision we have already acknowledged and corrected. There is nothing to be gained by ridiculing others for making mistakes. Nobody is flawless, and we will all stumble from time to time. Falling or taking a wrong turn teaches us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. Holding someone continually accountable for previous errors in judgement serves nobody, and reminding others of their mistakes doesn’t make us better or superior. One thing is certain, none of us are flawless. We will all make errors in judgement from time to time, may choose the wrong road, take a wrong turn, or say something we regret. Those actions don’t permanently define us. We are always learning and growing, and can move forward with confidence, even though we’ve missed a turn or two. There is greatness in all of us, but if all we focus on is the missteps, it will be hard to recognize. Life isn’t always easy. By being aware of what we’re doing and choosing the best we can, we can move forward toward success and achieve it. The past can never predict the future. We are in control and can reach any goal we desire.

Some people are very judgmental and feel it is their responsibility to point out everyone’s shortcomings. Putting others down can never raise us up. Instead of focusing on the perceived shortcomings in others, we can look inward and choose our own road ahead. By honoring ourselves and those around us, we will gain more grace and gratitude for the blessings we possess and focus on the goals we want the most.

We may strive for perfection and try hard to always make the best decisions, but life is complex. Although we may do our best to choose wisely, there will always be a lot of factors we can’t control. Unexpected situations may arise, others may alter our direction, and our plans may go sideways. That doesn’t mean we’re incompetent or insufficient. We know what we want and have everything we need to achieve it. It may not work out the first time we try, or the second, or third, but with determination and clarity, we can continue forward until we reach success.

Today if you’re hesitating because of a mistake you made in the past, recognize how capable and strong you are. You know how you want to proceed and have everything you need to reach any goal. Be confident and trust yourself. You are more powerful than you realize and can accomplish anything. Every dream is possible, and you can have the life you desire most. Stand tall and step forward. Happiness is just ahead.