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Lots of Rocks

13 May

When there is a field we want to plant, before we can start anything we must first take a good look at what’s on and in the ground. There may be lots of rocks that will prevent us from planting, and we may need to go through and remove them. If the terrain is very rough we may have large boulders that must be taken away and tons of smaller but unworkable stones that must be removed. It may be a long and hard process to get them all moved off before we can begin tilling up the soil and planting. In our lives we may have many plans for things we want to do, but just like in that field, before we can begin we’ll have to make sure whatever is standing in the way is moved aside or we can find a way around it. It’s impossible to move forward if there’s an obstacle in our path blocking our way. Some goals come easily and the road to success is clear and open, but others take more time and planning to resolve problems and complications. There may be lots of rocks, but we are intelligent and highly capable and can find our way around anything we must. Every goal is possible but they won’t all come easily. If we’re committed and determined, there isn’t anything we can’t overcome and move through to get to the destination. We can be confident that we will find all the answers we need, and trust ourselves to figure out whatever comes. Every success is possible and with focus and clarity we can reach every goal.

We’ve all heard the story about the magic lamp and the genie who will grant us our wishes. But this is real life and sadly, there are no real genies. We can wish and hope for lots of things, but wishing and hoping will never bring them to us. Daydreaming about what could be will not change our situation. We are in control of our lives, and if there’s something we want we can achieve it but we’ll have to do what is needed to make it ours. It may take a lot of time and effort, it may be harder than we thought at the beginning, and the road may be long and difficult. But success will always be possible and we can achieve anything we desire.

Life is fickle and change is constant. We may try to accomplish something that seems to get harder instead of easier as we move along. There may be constant problems and seemingly endless complications, but anything worth having is worth working for. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. Nothing is too difficult or complex for us to figure out and if we need help we can get it. Every single dream is possible, and if we continue to step forward undaunted, we will succeed.

Today if there are a lot of obstacles blocking your way forward, do not despair. You are amazing, wise and powerful. The road may be long and complex, but you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself. Every goal and destination are waiting. Stand strong and step forward with confidence and clarity. Nothing is too difficult for you to overcome and you will prevail.

Big Stretch

29 Mar

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences. There are endless places to go, things to see, and unlimited opportunities. The possibilities for change are constant, and no matter where we are or what’s going on, there is always the chance to try something new. If we’re in a situation where we must sit quietly for a long period of time, we may begin to feel cramped and need to get up and stretch. Reaching up and down and turning from side to side can loosen us up and make things more comfortable. In our lives, if we’ve been doing the same things for a while, we may begin to feel the same. We might feel stuck and stagnant, and want something new. We can look around at all the possibilities, and then reach for something that takes us to a new horizon and opens our vision a little wider. Although it’s easy to stay where we are, if we stretch just a little and reach for a new destination, we will learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Some roads will be easy and the journey to the goal may fly by quickly, but others may be harder, and involve complications and detours. The world is a huge place filled with possibilities and the bigger the stretch, the further we’ll go. As we move forward, our understanding will deepen and we’ll be enriched by new experiences. Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we desire. We can reach for and obtain goals far from where we are now. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will find great satisfaction and success. Nothing is out of reach, and we will prevail.

When we’ve been working hard and our muscles are tired, stretching may be uncomfortable at first. Lighting up tender areas by gently pulling them further may bring momentary discomfort but as we continue, everything will warm and become more limber. The same is true in our lives. When we first step away from routine and start on a course toward something new, we may encounter things that are complicated and unsettling. Nobody knows everything and as we face new situations, new problems will likely arise. But we are intelligent and completely capable of managing whatever comes. Every road is possible and when we’re ready, we can reach any destination we desire.

Change is constant and we are continually changing as we live and go through different experiences. What we wanted last year may be forgotten. Where we are now is what counts, and if we’re not exactly where we want to be, we can do what is needed to change direction. It takes courage to step onto a new road and head toward a new destination, but our lives belong to us and our happiness is important. We can start a new journey at any time, and move toward any goal. Everything is possible and with determination and focus, we can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re ready for something new, but the journey to get there looks difficult and long, trust yourself. Look ahead and reach for the goal. Stretch your thinking and determination. You are amazing and more powerful than you think you are. Nothing is out of reach. Every single destination is waiting and you already have everything you need to reach them. Be confident. There is great success ahead, waiting for you. Step forward and claim it.

Acorns and Oak Trees

15 Mar

Most of us have seen acorns on the ground. If we live in areas where there are a lot of oak trees, in autumn they may be everywhere. After they fall we may rake big piles of them, but the ones we miss may get buried in the ground and become oak trees. An oak tree can grow to be enormous, and its wood is strong and durable. When we look at a full grown tree, it’s hard to imagine that a small, little acorn could have produced it simply by being buried and taking its time. There are endless things we can do in our lives, unlimited places we could go and many goals we may achieve. At the beginning, some things may seem too hard, too complex or too difficult for us to consider, but if we are determined, like the tiny acorn, we can do something big. Trees aren’t formed overnight. They grow one cell and one layer at a time. It’s the same for us. We can do anything if we take things in small bites and build as we go. There is no rush to reach success. We can take our time, look at everything objectively, and move ahead step by step. Life is constantly changing and with each development we can adjust our trajectory to stay on track and keep moving forward. When we want something badly, it’s hard to be patient, but not everything will come easily. By building one layer at a time, and keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, every destination we desire is within reach. We are capable of accomplishing anything. We can be confident of success if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. Every dream is possible, and we can have the lives we want the most.

It would be so great if all we had to do to change our lives was make a wish. We could wake up in the morning ten pounds lighter, our jobs could magically become fulfilling and rewarding, and our bank accounts would be filled with cash. Yes, that would be amazing, but since nobody actually lives in fantasyland that isn’t going to happen. If we want something different we have to do something different. Change is always possible but will only come with effort. Nobody is going to show up and fix everything we don’t like. It’s up to us to design our lives the way we want them. Nothing is out of reach, and when we’re ready, we have what we need to make our dreams come true.

Some people don’t like change and want to keep everything exactly as it is. If we need their agreement to do something, and they refuse to budge, we may feel stuck. What we want may not be possible right now, but life is constantly changing and there are many roads and endless ways to reach any destination. If one avenue is blocked we can go around another way. If we must wait, we can work on something else that moves us forward. We are creative enough to find the answers we need that move us closer to the destinations we want the most.

Today if you want a change but it seems too hard to achieve, trust yourself. Remember the acorn, and take the first step forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and with patience and focus, every goal is possible. You are smarter and stronger than you think you are, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and stand firm. Your dreams are possible, and you will achieve them all.

Nothing Left

9 Mar

Our lives are often busy, and the checklist of things we need to get done may be long and complicated. There is a never ending supply of issues that may arise and in the midst of trying to accomplish our tasks, something may go awry that throws everything off course. We share the world with billions of other people who are all making decisions and doing things that may affect our lives and tangle the way forward. If we’ve been working hard for a long time, dealing with problems and stress, we may reach a point where we’re exhausted and can no longer focus. Nobody can keep going at full speed indefinitely. We all have limits and no matter how much energy we had at the beginning, we may use it all up and reach a point where we have nothing left. We can’t think, we can’t plan, we can hardly move. We can work on details all day every day and still never reach the end. Working endlessly and pushing ourselves to exhaustion will never help us move ahead. Instead of constantly trying to do more and pressing forward with ever increasing speed, we can look at the situation objectively and make a plan to accomplish whatever is pending in ways that allow us to succeed without breaking the bank. Success is always there, and in most cases, there is no time limit to reach it except what we put on ourselves. Everyone wants to quickly achieve the goals they desire, but if we move ahead using our time wisely, and allow for periods of rest and contemplation, the road ahead will be easier to manage. Rome wasn’t built in a day and we don’t have to do everything right now. We know what we want, and already have everything we need to achieve it. By being thoughtful and moving forward with wisdom, we can reach every goal and destination. Nothing is too far away, and by carefully planning the road ahead, we will succeed.

Some people like to challenge others to make them prove their worth. They may ask us to show them what we can do, and if we want to impress them, we might try to break all speed records for accomplishing what they ask for. Rushing ahead and trying to get there first may work for us but going fast just to get to the goal may cause us to miss important clues and cues along the way. It does no good to reach a destination fast if we skip over important details we’ll need when we get there. We are smart enough to find the best way forward, and with patience and clarity, can reach every goal.

There may be times when due to circumstances beyond our control, or unforeseen complications, we need to do more than normal and work harder than we’re used to. When we begin to feel fatigued and overwhelmed, we can stop for a moment and take a break to rest and restore. Just a few minutes sitting alone peacefully and quietly can bring great refreshment and give us the energy we need to continue on. Life is complex but we are stronger and more capable than we imagine, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage.

Today if you’re in a complicated situation that is pushing you to your limits, stop and stand still. Taking time to recharge will enable you to continue forward with clarity and focus. You are amazing and powerful and can do incredible things. Trust yourself and be confident. There isn’t anything you can’t do and every success is there for you. There is greatness in you, and you will prevail.

Freeze Frame

18 Feb

Everyone experiences many successes and things that go well. When our plans work out and the road ahead is clear and open, we feel happy and content, and sure we’ll arrive at the destinations we’ve chosen. But not every experience is good, and we’ll all suffer through disappointment and failure from time to time. Nobody is perfect and there is no way to get everything right every time. If we’ve gone through a big defeat that has impacted us greatly, we may feel the pain of loss for a long time. If we really missed the mark and the setback is intense, we might believe we’re doomed to fail going forward. We may struggle with self confidence and wonder if we’ll ever do anything well again. Life is continual and change is constant. Although our memories may hold everything frozen in time, nothing is permanent. Our past experiences teach us important lessons, and if we’ve fallen down, those lessons may be painful and difficult. It may be hard to believe we’ll ever be successful again, but the past is behind us and cannot predict the future. We aren’t forever cursed with failure just because of a bad experience. By learning all we can from what’s already happened, we can take great knowledge forward to help us moving ahead. We learn as we go, and each experience has something of value. We are wiser than we think we are, and can do amazing things. There is greatness in us all, and with patience and determination, every goal is possible.

If we’re out walking, and slip and fall, we don’t stay down and bemoan our situation. We get back up, brush ourselves off and continue on. If we go through a terrible mistake, and everything falls apart, we might stumble and fall. But we don’t have to stay down. We can look at everything that’s happened objectively, think about how we want to proceed, and then stand back up and start forward. There are unlimited destinations before us, and we have what we need to find the way ahead and reach success.

Everyone goes through hard times. We might face a time when no matter what we do, nothing works out. Every decision seems doomed to failure, and we may feel lost and confused. When we’re unsure about how to proceed, we can stop and stand still for a time, look at all the options possible, and then choose our next steps. The road may get twisted around and we might get tangled up, but we are intelligent and will find all the answers we need to move toward success.

Today if you’re unsure and doubting yourself, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and succeeded. You are strong and powerful, and have everything you need to do anything you desire. Decide what you want the most, and step forward with confidence. Every success is already there, waiting for you. Move forward and make it yours.