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New Roads

8 Apr

Nothing is permanent in life and change is constant. We go through many different passages and each day brings something new. As we develop and grow, our preferences and desires modify. What was important and captivating in the past may no longer interest us, and we may step forward onto something new. Opening new doors is exciting, but it also means we’re leaving where we were behind. We may change our jobs, our location, relationships, personal associations, or anything else in our lives at any time. If there is contention, it may be easier to walk away and not look back, but if we’re happy where we are but our focus has changed, and we want to go in a new direction, it may be painful to let go and move on. Nothing can stay the same forever, but that doesn’t always make the transition from one road to another easy. Even if we know we’re making the best choice for us, leaving what is familiar can be difficult. We all want to be comfortable but it’s impossible to experience something new by staying in the same place. The world is filled with opportunities and possibilities. There isn’t anything we can’t do if we’re willing to step away from where we are onto a new road. We have all the courage and wisdom to accomplish any goal and reach any destination, but if we want to move forward, we must be willing to let go of where we are. Our lives are ours to design and nothing is out of reach. By trusting ourselves, deciding what we want the most, and then doing what is needed to make it ours, we will gain great satisfaction and happiness. Everything is possible. Every dream can be ours. We can step forward with confidence and clarity and move toward the lives we desire. The whole world is there for us, and we will succeed.

Routines are comfortable. When we do basically the same things every day, we know what to expect and it’s easy to continue. We can keep the same jobs, live in the same place, and follow the same patterns we’re accustomed to for as long as we like. But if we yearn for more and want something new, we must be willing to step onto a new road. Foreign territory can be intimidating, but it’s only foreign until we make it ours. We know what we want, and by stretching beyond where we are, we can reach any goal we desire.

There are no guarantees in life, but some things are predictable. If we do the same things over and over again, nothing will change. Trying something new can be uncomfortable at first, and we may be unsure we can succeed. The first step may be tremulous, but each successful step forward will bring more confidence and determination. There isn’t anything we can’t accomplish if we continue forward and keep our eyes on the goal. Every gift is possible, and we have everything we need to succeed.

Today if you want to try something new but are unsure, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you imagine. There is greatness in you, and you can accomplish anything. Step onto a new road and move toward the goal. Every single dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Back Room

8 Mar

Every day of our lives brings something new. We experience happy times, sorrow, disappointment, and unlimited other things as we navigate through our days. Some experiences bring us great joy and we hold onto them, but not every experience will be positive, and we may go through some things that are so difficult, painful, and disturbing, we don’t want to face them. Maybe we don’t have the courage to face the issue completely right now and so we leave it unresolved and unsettled. We might tuck it away in the back room of our minds, thinking if we ignore it long enough, it’ll just disappear. Unresolved conflict can sometimes work itself out over time, but those instances are few and far between. No matter how hard we want something to go away, what we ignore will remain until we face it completely and do what is needed to resolve it. The back room is great place to store things, and at home when there’s something we don’t want we may stick it back there. But it will never simply disappear because it’s out of sight. It will sit and wait until we return to take care of it. Nobody gets a perfect life, and lots of things may go wrong. Our plans may fail, our friends may disappoint, our families may pressure, and we may end up somewhere we never planned to go. Trying to look the other way when trouble comes will only prolong the agony. We are strong enough and smart enough to face anything that happens. By looking at everything clearly and openly, we will find the answers we need to resolve any issue and settle any complication. We can trust ourselves to find the way ahead and be confident we will prevail.

Horses wear blinders to keep their vision focused on the road ahead and prevent them from seeing any distractions around them. Although we don’t wear actual blinders, we might face a situation that is so uncomfortable and difficult, we may avert our eyes and try to ignore it, hoping it will fade off or someone else will take care of it. We might get lucky a time or two, but mostly what we refuse to face now will persist until we muster our courage and actually face it. There is no need to hide from anything that happens. We already possess everything we need to accomplish anything we must.

Life can be complicated, and we can be very busy. If something happens that we simply cannot deal with right now, we can set it aside and continue on. Change is constant and once our situation is more settled, we can return to the issue and take care of it. There is nothing wrong with waiting until we’re ready to face something. When we’re ready, we can return and take care of anything we’ve left behind. Our lives are ours to design any way we like, and with persistence and clarity, we can manage whatever develops and find success. Nothing is too hard for us to face, and we will prevail.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and don’t think you can manage it, think again. Remember all the times you’ve already overcome serious problems and prevailed. You are more powerful and wiser than you think you are. Nothing is too difficult for you. You are amazing. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence.

Repercussion

17 Feb

Each day brings decisions we must make. Every choice will have a result and if the situation isn’t serious or far reaching, those results may be inconsequential. We constantly make routine decisions without much thought. We simply decide what we want to do and move on. But life is complicated and eventually we’ll face a serious decision that may impact our lives in big ways. If we understand how important the situation is before we choose, and are able to get all the facts, we have a better chance of navigating it well, but there may be times when something that seems simple and straight forward turns out to be very complex and significant. The repercussions of a big decision can impact us in ways we never imagined and turn our course in a direction we didn’t see coming. We don’t know what we don’t know, and if we can’t get all the facts before we choose, we may end up going somewhere we never intended. Everything we do affects our lives in some way. Big choices will come, issues will arise, and we may get very tangled in a situation we never imagined. It doesn’t matter how complex or difficult the issue is, we can find the answers we need. It’s hard to face a situation we don’t like, but nothing is permanent and no matter where we are, or what direction we’re traveling, we have everything we need to change it. Life is full of experiences. Some of them will be wonderful and fulfilling, and some will bring hardship and trouble. We are wise and capable, and can face anything that arises with confidence and certainty. Nothing can hold us in place, and we will prevail.

Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. People can only see us from the outside – what we do, where we go, and how we look – but can never know what we’re thinking. When we’re facing difficult challenges, others may give us advice and tell us how to proceed based on what they can see. But we know what we want and are perceptive enough to understand what we need to do. Our decisions are ours to make and we have all wisdom and clarity we need to make them well.

If a decision we’ve made goes south and all our plans crash and burn, we may think we’re doomed. We may believe there’s nothing we can do to fix the situation and we’ll never succeed. It may seem like the end, but that will never be true. We can change anything at any time. It may not be easy, and we may struggle to fix what has gone wrong, but we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine and have everything we need to correct our course.

Today if a choice you’ve made has turned out badly and there are problems and complications, don’t give up. You already possess everything you need to adjust your course and correct the situation. You have all the wisdom and courage necessary to find the way forward. Decide what you want and be confident. Nothing can keep you from success. The whole world is there for you, and you will win.

Keep Climbing

26 Jan

There are unlimited things we can accomplish in our lives. We can achieve any goal we desire and reach any destination before us. The world is filled with opportunities to learn something new, gain new skills, and visit new locations. We can do anything we want. We can set our sights on the goal we want the most and step forward to make it ours. We can’t see the future and although we may do everything possible to plan the journey, there will likely be unexpected developments and complications along the way. But if we remain focused on the road ahead and keep our eyes trained on the destination, we will reach it. Like getting to the top of a high mountain, once we arrive it feels wonderful – we did it! We accomplished what we set out to do. It’s great when we reach the prize, and once we succeed, we may stop for a while taking time to appreciate what we’ve done. We have overcome and won this challenge, but the world is full of mountains and our potential is unlimited. There are more things to do and every road stretches ahead to the next pinnacle. The top of one mountain is just the bottom of the next. We don’t have to climb them all and can be happy where we are, but if we want to reach further and see how far we can go, we can keep climbing and take on the next adventure. Living life fully and pushing ourselves to be more than we are now and opening new doors ahead will bring us great experience and satisfaction. The world is huge, and the possibilities are limitless. By trusting ourselves and going further than we think we can, our lives will be enriched, and we’ll gain a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. There is so much to be learned and so many places to go. Every opportunity is there for us, and we can make them ours.

It can be intimidating to step into the unknown. We don’t know what to expect or what we’ll find, and things could go sideways and get dicey. We can always stay exactly where we are, where we’re comfortable and know what’s going on. Keeping our lives small and staying within the bounds of what we know is easy, but there are unlimited blessings waiting for us if we’re willing to take the chance of finding them.

Some goals seem impossible to reach. They may require a lot of planning, or skills we don’t possess and are unsure we could manage. While some destinations are surely harder to reach than others, often we find that once we take the first step the road ahead isn’t as daunting or difficult as we thought it would be. We are far more capable and intelligent than we may realize, and there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We can shoot for the moon and reach the stars far beyond.

Today if you’re thinking about a big goal but aren’t sure you can do it, trust yourself. You are amazing and powerful. There isn’t anything you can’t conquer. Every single blessing, and every dream is there for you. Step forward and move toward the destinations you desire. Nothing can keep you from achieving anything. There is great happiness ahead, and you will succeed.

Lost and Turned Around

26 Oct

There are endless roads we can travel and unlimited places to go. We can choose any destination we desire and go anywhere we like. We may feel confident of success when we take our first steps toward a new goal, but there is no way to know what we’ll face as we progress. Sometimes the journey is easy, and we reach the destination quickly and with few complications. But nobody gets a paved road every time, and we’ll likely face moments of confusion where we’re disoriented and not sure which way to go. It’s easy to find our way when we’re familiar with the road ahead, but striking out for something new may take us through foreign territory and we may get lost as we try to push through. When the scenery is new, and every path looks the same, we may get confused and turned around. It may take time and effort to figure out the best way forward, but we are capable and will find it. Getting lost doesn’t mean we can’t reach the destination. We are certainly intelligent and wise enough to discern where we are, and uncover how to proceed. If we take a wrong turn, we can correct our course. If we end up going the wrong direction, we can turn around and start again. Nothing is impossible and every goal is within our reach. We can trust ourselves that no matter how complicated the journey gets we’ll find all the answers we need to reach success. Life is full of twists and turns and we may face moments of doubt and uncertainty. When they come, we can step back and look at all the possibilities before us. The answers will always be there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

If we’re involved with someone we care about and they have a lot of influence over us, it’s possible they may steer us in directions we haven’t chosen for ourselves. We may follow any advice we’re given and go where we’re directed, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Following someone else’s plan will never take us where we want to go. We can chart our own course and make our own decisions, confident we will reach every destination.

Starting out toward something new takes courage. If we’re afraid of what might happen and unsure we can succeed, we may delay taking the first step forward. There is no way to know how things will go, and we might face some serious complications, and get lost along the way. One thing is certain – if we stand still in fear, we’ll go nowhere and never achieve our dreams. We deserve the lives we desire most, and have all the courage and wisdom we need to make them ours. By trusting ourselves and stepping forward with confidence, we can make all our dreams come true.

Today if you’ve gotten turned around and are unsure how to proceed, stop and look at everything objectively. The road ahead is there for you and you will find the way forward. Every dream is waiting and with focus and determination you will make them yours. Nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and capable, and will prevail.