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Dark Shadows

17 Jul

Our lives are always in our control and we can do anything, and go anywhere we want. It’s nice to have agreement from those around us when we make decisions, but their agreement doesn’t have to be a deciding factor. We don’t need permission for our choices and can do whatever we feel is best for us, even if we must go alone. Everyone has their own opinions and ideas, and we might decide to do something that someone close to us opposes. They may try to dissuade us and if that doesn’t work, may resort to criticism and ridicule. They may tell us we’re heading down a dark road and will face problems and suffering because of our decision. While it’s true we’ll all make at least one disappointing choice in our lives, it’s also true that we’re in control of our lives, and if things go wrong, we can turn and correct the situation. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves and nobody else has our personal intuition or insight. We are capable of choosing the best roads ahead and can reach any destinations we desire. If those around us don’t agree, they may stay behind. We can move forward on our own and achieve any goals we set. Dark shadows may fall on us, but we have everything we need to move back into the light. We can choose the roads that will take us closer to where we want to be, and make decisions that will ensure success. If the road turns and things get complicated, we know how to adjust our direction and find the way forward. Everything we desire is possible and nothing is beyond our reach. We can create the lives we want the most and move forward with confidence that we will succeed.

Change is a challenge for everyone. Some people are more resistant to it than others, and will do whatever is necessary to keep things the same. If we propose something new, they may react strongly and refuse to agree. If we need their cooperation to move forward and can’t get it, we may have to set the goal aside until our situation changes. If cooperation isn’t necessary, we may listen patiently to any comments and advice we may receive, and then proceed to move forward on our own. We are strong and capable, and can do anything we desire.

We may face a time when someone wants us to do something we’re uncomfortable with. Maybe we’re unsure we can succeed, or the road ahead is unknown and complicated. If we’re compelled to participate, we can trust ourselves to find the way forward. If things go well, we’ll find satisfaction in success. If they falter and we stumble, we’ll learn from the experience. There is something to be gained no matter what happens. Every step teaches us something of value, and we are wise enough to gain from each lesson.

Today if you’ve decided to change your direction and those around you disagree, decide what you want the most. You don’t need permission to design your life. Every possibility is available and you can do anything you desire. Step forward on the road that will take you where you most want to go. Your success is waiting, and will bring you great happiness and satisfaction.

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Order Up

15 Jul

When we go into a restaurant for a meal, we may take our time going over the menu. There are often many possibilities and we can choose anything we like. When the waiter comes to the table for our order, we can make our request and get exactly what we want. We can’t expect things to go well if we simply shake our heads and say we have no idea what we want, and ask them to decide for us. Maybe we’ll get that delicious burger we were looking at, or we might get a bowl of oatmeal. Because we let someone else choose, we’ll have no idea until it arrives. It’s unlikely we’d ever do such a thing in a restaurant, but we might be doing exactly that in our lives. If we aren’t in control of where we’re headed, and just go along with what others are doing, not choosing our own destinations, we are letting the world decide what our lives will be like. It’s easy to coast through our days and just go along with whatever is happening around us. We can leave all the important decisions up to someone else, and just take what comes. We might find happiness, or we might not. If that’s all our lives mean to us, it’s an easy option. But we’re important and deserve complete happiness. We can reach any goal we desire and go anywhere we want but we have to take control of our lives to make that happen. Being a passenger on someone else’s journey will never take us to the destinations we desire most. We can do anything but we must choose for ourselves and be in charge of how we live our lives. Every option is possible and nothing is too far to reach. We can step up and determine what we want the most, and then do what is needed to get it.

Ride alongs during new experiences can be fun. We learn new things about others and see the world through their eyes. It’s nice to share experiences and we can spend our days following others around and watching everything they’re doing. But if we want our own unique and incredible lives, we must chart our own course forward. We can decide what we want and begin moving forward to achieve it. We are capable and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage.

It’s easy to stay on the same road indefinitely. We know what to expect, we know where it leads, and we feel safe. Foreign, uncharted roads can be intimidating, but they offer new experiences that will deepen our understanding of life and give us unlimited options for growth. A new road is only new until we make it ours. We can push forward into the unknown toward a goal we desire, and with each step we’ll gain confidence and clarity. Every destination is possible, and we have all the courage and determination we need to go anywhere we desire.

Today if you’ve been taking a back seat to your dreams and following others around, think about what you really want. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident. Decide where you want to go and take the first step onto a new road. Your life is yours to design. Fill it with your dreams and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Terminal

9 Jul

People make all kinds of decisions as they go through their lives. If the choices are inconsequential, chances are others won’t be impacted. But if they are serious, and far reaching, may cause heartburn and difficulty for those around them. We’re all more connected to each other than we may realize. If we choose something that affects not only our lives, but the lives of others, it may alter our relationships with them. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we like, but if we only see ourselves as we move ahead, our decisions may cause problems for others. We aren’t responsible for anyone else’s life but our own, but every step we take and every decision we make will take us somewhere. If we do something that causes serious pain or harm to those around us, we may terminally break our connection with them. It’s difficult to stay involved with someone who brings trouble into our lives. It may take considerable effort and time to look at all the possibilities that may arise when making a big decision. If we don’t take the time we need to ensure we’re taking the best steps forward and instead jump to the easiest possible option, we may end up somewhere we never intended to go. Our relationships are important and the connections we build help us achieve our goals. Burning bridges behind us because we carelessly chose the easiest path ahead can only work against us. We are wise enough to choose well and can make excellent decisions. We can take our time, weigh all the options before us, and move forward with confidence, preserving the network we’ve built and ensuring the best outcomes. Every possibility is there for us and with patience and determination we can find the best road ahead.

Some people fly by the seat of their pants. They make snap decisions without taking time to see what may happen after the choice has been made. If they end up in a mess – which may often be the case – they may blame those around them or influences that they couldn’t control. We’re all responsible for every choice we make. There is no way to push accountability onto someone else. Every destination we desire is possible and we have everything we need to choose the best road forward.

There may be times when we must choose something that will hurt someone else. Sometimes there are no easy answers to the questions before us. If we evaluate all the options and choose the best possible scenario, we can manage any collateral damage that may occur. We can reach out and help those whose lives are impacted negatively, and help them work through any complications that arise. Life can be complex and sometimes things don’t come easily. But we are strong and capable, and can manage any situation we must.

Today if you’ve been hurt by someone else’s decision and can’t find the way forward, take the time you need to evaluate all the options possible. You can achieve anything you desire. There are many roads to every destination, and you can chart a new course. Nothing is beyond your reach. Every success is possible and you will prevail.

Coming Back

26 Jun

Every day brings opportunities for us move forward toward the goals and destinations we desire. There are endless decisions we can make and unlimited places to go. With every opportunity there is the chance for success, but there are often challenges attached to each choice. There may be many distractions and sometimes if our focus wavers, we may wander away from the road that will take us to our goal. The world is a huge place and there’s a lot going on all around us much of the time. It’s easy to get waylaid by interruptions or attractions, and if we aren’t paying attention, may find ourselves going in the wrong direction away from what we want to accomplish. Additionally, there are lots of people coming in and out of our lives and they may ask for our time or attention. They might have ideas about how we should be spending our time and encourage us to follow them instead of moving forward with our own plans. We can do anything we want to do but every accomplishment requires determination and attention, and if we want to succeed, need to keep our eyes trained on the road ahead. We can design our lives any way we want and if we’ve strayed from the path, we can regroup and start again. There are endless places to go and lots to see, and if we aren’t careful, we may spend all our time watching everything around us and go nowhere. Every goal is possible and if we’ve wandered away from it, we can come back. The destination will still be waiting for us and we can move ahead confident of success. We can do anything and go anywhere. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we will win.

It’s easier to accomplish something if there are no distractions and we can stay with it until we’re finished. But life is complicated and we can’t predict what will happen that may divert us or get in the way. There may be times when because of circumstance we must move away from a goal until our situation changes. Stepping away doesn’t mean giving up and we can come back to our plans when the time is right. We never have to sacrifice anything we truly desire. We can return and continue to move forward with determination and focus, and reach every goal.

There may be times when we get caught up in others around us and what they’re doing. We may spend our time watching them or helping them achieve their goals. It can be fun to work with others and it’s good to be helpful, but we are responsible for our own lives. If we spend all our time doing things with others and neglect what we want to accomplish, we will never reach our goals. We deserve to feel fulfilled and happy, and making our personal dreams a reality will bring us great satisfaction and joy.

Today if you’ve wandered away from the road to your chosen destination, stop and think about what you want to accomplish most. Direct your course toward the goals you desire and make them yours. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and be wise. Every dream is possible and you can make them all yours.

Loosening the Grip

21 Jun

Life is filled with options and every day we make dozens of decisions. Some of them are inconsequential and it doesn’t matter what we choose, but others may have far-reaching impact on our lives. Getting into debt, continuing a dysfunctional relationship, committing to more than we can accomplish, and other choices, may bring great stress and difficulty. It’s easy not to pay attention and make spur of the moment decisions, but every choice we make will take us somewhere and if the destination isn’t someplace we want to go, we may experience tribulation and discomfort. We’re always in control of our lives and can do anything we like. We can be aware of every choice and try to make excellent decisions, or we can fly by the seat of our pants and let the chips fall where they may. It’s all up to us. If we choose poorly and complicate our lives, we can try to blame others and their influence, our inability to see clearly, our inexperience, or anything else. But in the end, we own every choice we make. Thankfully, nothing in life is permanent and we can always modify our situation and the road ahead. It’s always possible to loosen the grip of any difficult situation and start again. There will always be an alternative available to us. It may take time to correct our position, and it may take work, but we have everything we need to do anything we desire. Every possibility is there for us and we can choose wisely and accomplish any task we choose. We deserve fulfilling and happy lives. We can make good, strong decisions, correct our course when needed, and step forward with confidence and clarity.

There are many influences from others that press on us every day. There are endless opinions about how we should live our lives, and if we aren’t sure about which way to turn, we may do as they suggest in an effort to find our way. We know ourselves better than anyone else and can make excellent decisions about what’s best for us. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to make good choices moving forward, and can find our way to any goal we desire.

Sometimes there may be pressure to follow along with those around us. It’s fun to join in with the group when they’re doing things we want to pursue, but if we have other ideas about where we want to go, we can forge our own personal path forward. Even if everyone is going one way, we can choose another. Our lives belong solely to us and we can do anything we want or go anywhere we want to go. The road ahead is determined by our decisions, and when we’re true to ourselves, all our dreams can come true.

Today if you’re in a bind because of decisions you’ve made, decide how you want to proceed. You have everything you need to get the life you want. Every challenge can be overcome and there are solutions and answers to every issue. Be confident and make a plan to move forward. Every dream is possible, and you can make them all yours.

Doing It Anyway

14 Jun

We can accomplish just about anything we want to as we go through our lives. Few things are out of reach and if we’re determined to get something done, we can reach any goal we desire. If we want to do something new that’s never been accomplished before, others may tell us it’s impossible, and there’s no way we’ll succeed. There are some things that aren’t possible – we can’t fly on our own, we can’t jump over skyscrapers, or dig to the center of the earth – but most things are possible and within reach if we’re willing to work for them. Even if others have tried something and failed, it doesn’t mean we won’t succeed. If nobody else has been able to get it done, we can do it anyway. The world is filled with possibilities and we are only limited by our own personal choices. We don’t have to stay in one place, or do the same things, or remain in familiar situations. We can step out, reach for something new, and push ourselves to achieve something more. Every day brings new options and we already have what we need to experience them. Routines may make us feel comfortable but they rarely teach us anything new. We can change things up, open new doors, step on new roads, and head for someplace different. Life is filled with possibilities, and we can do anything we want to do. Variety brings refreshment and renewal, and teaches us more about ourselves and the world around us. The potential is there for us, and we can step forward and experience something we’ve never done before. We can have the lives we dream about and go anywhere we want to go. The opportunities are endless, and the whole world is waiting.

Life is filled with responsibilities and there are things we must do each day in order to care for our lives effectively. It’s easy to get caught up in them and find ourselves in a rut, and all our days may look the same with little variation. It’s fine to have a predictable life and stability is helpful when we want to move forward. But we can take care of business and still find time to stretch beyond where we are toward something new. We’re in control of our own destinies and can shape and design them any way we choose.

People may have all kinds of expectations for our lives. Our families may expect us to follow certain traditions, our jobs may require us to fit into a specific model, and others may want us to follow along with their choices. It’s always easier to interact when everyone is on the same page, but our lives belong to us. We can express them any way we want, and do what’s most important to us, even if nobody else agrees. We have unique and specific gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. Our choices are ours to make and we can live the lives we want the most.

Today if you’ve been doing what’s expected but want something more, decide what you want and step forward. Your life is yours to design. Everything you dream about is possible. You have all that’s needed to do anything you want. Change direction and begin toward the life you desire most. It’s all there for you, waiting, and you can have it.

Paying Attention

4 Jun

There’s a lot going on around us all the time. There are people constantly coming in and going out of our lives, and endless things to grab our attention and distract us. It’s easy to get caught up in the action and lose track of what we’re doing or where we’re headed. People and things interrupt us, others ask questions or need our input, and we may get sidetracked until we forget where we were. There’s no way to keep the world out of our lives completely, and as we push ahead if there’s a lot going on, our own personal progress may get stalled. We might get involved in what others are doing, or set our goals aside so we can help with something specific. It’s good to interact with those around us and we learn a lot by being part of other people’s lives. But the destinations we want to reach are important and we can carefully and judiciously monitor our time so that while we’re sharing it with others, we still have enough to do what we want for ourselves. By paying attention to our own personal needs as well as those around us, we’ll find great success and satisfaction. We can’t do everything at the same time, but we can plan effectively to make sure what’s most important gets our energy and focus. Our lives are ours to design and every decision we make determines what we’ll accomplish and where we’ll go. If we keep our eyes on the goals ahead, even if we step away for a time, we’ll reach them. Every destination is possible. We can plan our time effectively, prioritize what’s most important, and succeed. Nothing is too complex for us to manage, and with patience and wisdom we can make every dream a reality.

When we’re struggling to find our way forward, and there are many details we need to work out, the distractions around us may become invasive and irritating. If there’s a lot of noise and activity, it can be hard to focus on what we’re doing. We’re never frozen in place, and if where we are isn’t working, we can move to a location that is more amenable and helpful for us. Instead of complaining, we can take action. We’re always in control of our lives and can do what is needed to achieve our goals.

Nobody lives in Nirvana and we all suffer from time to time. As we’re pushing ahead, we may notice someone near us having a problem. Our goals are important but offering to help when needed won’t prevent us from reaching success. We develop great compassion and understanding as we assist others. Our lives are enriched and we understand our part in the big picture. We’re all more connected than we may realize and reaching out to help someone else will always embellish us and move us forward.

Today decide how you want to proceed and pay attention to what’s going on around you. You can focus on the goals you want to achieve and actively move forward, or set your project aside and work with others for now. Everything you want to accomplish is possible and with planning and determination you can go anywhere and do anything. Be in control and step ahead with confidence and courage. Every dream is possible and you will make them yours.