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Another Breath

9 Jan

Life is filled with challenges and trials. Every day brings something new and we never know when we’ll have to face something that tests us and pushes us beyond what’s comfortable. Sometimes things move along smoothly and we feel confident and sure, and then out of nowhere, a wrench gets thrown into the mix and we struggle to figure out what to do next. If the problem is far-reaching and intense, it may take a lot of energy and time to work out. As we navigate through each entanglement, we may tire of the struggle and the complications that keep us from moving forward. If the situation is overwhelming and acute, and we’ve been trying to work through it for a while, we may feel it’s hopeless and begin to consider just giving up and walking away. Our success will be decided in that moment of despair. We can change our plans any time we like, let go and find another way around, but if we hold tight and continue, we have the great chance of succeeding. Another breath, another minute to hang on, and another step forward may change everything. We never know what’s around the next corner or what the next development will bring. We may be on the last required step before success. If the goal is important and we want to accomplish it, no matter what comes we will have all the temerity and courage we need to achieve it. There isn’t anything powerful or complex enough to hold us in place. If we’re tired, we can take a break. We can step back from the fray, catch our breath, and consider every option ahead. When we’re ready we can start again and continue forward. Every success is possible and nothing is too far or too difficult. We are powerful and wise, and will always find our way.

We might go through periods of calm where the road ahead is clear and unobstructed, and cruise forward without worry or concern. It’s great when life is easy. But there may be times when it seems every turn is blocked and we are beset by trouble and torment. During those moments we may be confused about what is happening and wonder why it’s happening to us. There may be a lot of noise and we may get disoriented for a time, but we are strong and capable, and will find our footing and the way ahead.

A whirlpool catches everything floating near it, and secures it in its endless spin. Like being held captive in a spiral of torment, we may feel caught up when extreme difficulties enter our lives. It may seem everything is out of control, but if we are anchored and positive, and trust ourselves to overcome whatever we’re facing, we will find the answers we need to prevail. We are amazing and powerful, and have everything we need to get through anything we must.

Today if you’re in the midst of a difficult trial, and the road ahead is dark and cloudy, trust yourself. You already have everything you need to find the way forward. Take your time, and explore every possible option. The answers are there for you and with patience and determination, you will find them. You are incredible and strong, and nothing is too powerful for you to manage. Be confident and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Still Here

10 Dec

We have many different experiences as we go through our lives. Some of them are fun and easy, and others not so much. There are endless things that can happen and everyone around us – those we know and those we don’t – are constantly making choices that may impact us in ways we never expected. We only have control over what we do, and we never know what each day will bring. When a difficult situation arises, or there is a decision we’re unsure about, we might try to simply ignore it, hoping it will resolve itself and we won’t have to address it. That might work, but most of the time what we set aside will remain and wait for us to come back. Unresolved issues don’t usually just go away. They stay with us, niggling at us from the far reaches of our consciousness and remain until we do what is necessary to settle them once and for all. We can try to run from it but it’s impossible to successfully run from something that’s inside us. Wherever we go, whatever we do, it will be there. We can look the other way, ignore the promptings to address it, convince ourselves it will go away, but it’s impossible to remove it until we address it. We are capable of handling anything that comes to us. It doesn’t matter how hard or how complicated it is to resolve, or how painful it is to open the door. We can stand firm and do what is needed to solve any problem and settle any trouble. We can trust ourselves to find the answers we need and move forward with confidence. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage. We have all the power and courage we need to do anything.

When we have something we don’t want right now, but aren’t ready to get rid of, we may store it in a closet. We can put it inside, close the door and forget about it. We can try to do the same thing when there is something difficult we don’t want to face. Tucking it away in our minds may make it seem to disappear, but unlike being tucked in a closet, what’s unsettled in our thoughts will continually remind us it’s there. Unresolved issues never go away. We deserve complete happiness. By settling any decision or situation that needs our attention, we can move forward with clarity, sure of success.

What seems impossibly hard before we start often becomes clear and workable once we begin. We learn as we go and each step we take, and each door we open, brings more information and lights the way forward. The most impossible situations become workable and we find the solutions we need to solve any problem before us. We are brave enough and smart enough to face anything and find our way through. Nothing is powerful enough to overcome us, and every blessing is possible.

Today if you’ve been avoiding a difficult situation, remember how smart and wise you are. You’ve been successful in settling and solving many hard problems, and have everything you need to do anything you must. Be confident and trust yourself. Open all the doors and move forward with clarity. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is strong enough to hold you down.

In the Way

4 Dec

Life can be complicated and no matter what we’re trying to do, rarely will we be able to accomplish it without something getting in the way. Getting from point A to point B may seem simple when we start out but we can never see all the possible hang-ups and detours waiting for us on the road ahead. They appear and block our way, sometimes quite unexpectedly, and when they do, we must decide what our next moves will be. If there are continual problems and nothing seems to move us forward, we might begin to rethink our plans. We can always abandon the journey and let go of the goal if we’ve had enough hassle. We can give up and change our plans anytime we like, but walking away will never get us where we want to go. No matter how complex and convoluted the situation may get, there will always be a solution that opens the way ahead. The answers may not be obvious and we may have to dig to find them, but they will always be there. We must decide how important the goal is and if it’s worth it to us to continue. Success requires effort, and we are the only ones who can determine if the effort is worth the prize. If it is, no matter what we have to push through, we can find our way forward. There isn’t anything strong enough to hold us back if we’re determined to press on. The struggles we encounter will make us stronger and every solution we find will give us more information for the road ahead. We learn as we go, and nothing can keep us from succeeding. There are endless problems that can muddy the works and things will always get in the way. But we are wise and capable of understanding even the most complex situations. Every goal is possible and we can move forward with confidence that we will reach our destination.

Everyone is different and we all have ideas about what we should do. If the road we’re on has a lot of problems and trouble, those around us may encourage us to move on to something else. They may tell us to let go of the goal and find something easier. We can take any advice we like, and abandon our plans, but stopping will never take us to the destinations we desire. We’re in control of what we do, and if we want something, even something hard to achieve, we can manage what is needed to succeed.

Timing is important no matter what we’re doing. Sometimes the goal we seek isn’t possible when we want it. There may be extenuating circumstances we can’t control, putting the goal beyond our reach right now. But nothing stays the same forever, and in time, our situation will change, and we can try again. We can be patient and watch carefully until an opening appears. Every destination is possible, and with planning and determination, we can go anywhere and accomplish anything.

Today if you’ve been trying to move forward and there is always something else in the way, think about the situation objectively. Look at every option possible and decide on your next move. You are powerful and strong, and have all the wisdom and understanding you need to prevail. Choose how you will proceed, and be confident. Nothing is too complicated for you to understand. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

Struggle

27 Nov

Few things we desire come without effort. Some things come easily but there is often push back of some sort when we’re trying to do something new. Like an ongoing tug of war, we press ahead and then something happens that makes us step back a bit. The easy, clear, paved roads we hope for may happen once in a while, but most of the time there will be complications, detours, roadblocks, and trouble. We all want to be successful and stay focused enough to continue forward, even when there are problems ahead. The struggle to accomplish something isn’t always easy, and may at times threaten to overcome us. It can be hard and frustrating, but as we unravel each issue, we learn incredibly valuable lessons that teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. The old saying of “No pain, no gain,” comes into play. As we tumble and twist trying to find the right way ahead, we uncover much knowledge and gain wisdom that enhances us and enriches our understanding. If everything was easy to obtain, there would be little value in the experience. We know what we want, and even if the road to it is rocky and treacherous, filled with all kinds of complications and doubt, we can find our way. We don’t have to look at the whole process at once. We can take the next step and solve one problem at a time. Inch by inch we’ll get closer to the goal and with persistence and determination, will reach our destination. When we get there, we will be stronger and wiser for what we’ve accomplished and will carry all our gained knowledge forward with us. Each time we overcome an obstacle, we gain something. Our lives are a reflection of every experience we have. Every dream is possible and with patience and dedication we can reach great success.

Suppose we had our own individual genie who could grant us anything we desired. At first, it would be exciting filling our lives with all the things we’ve dreamed about. But in time, the thrill would dissipate as we realize gaining everything without earning anything feels hallow. Pushing through complications and solving problems are what bring us great satisfaction and benefit. As we learn and grow, our lives are augmented and enhanced, and we gain greater confidence moving forward.

Trying new things and reaching for new goals always carries some risk. Things will likely go wrong, and because we’re on new ground, we may take a wrong turn, or make a big mistake in judgement. If we don’t want to take any risks, we can try to keep our lives exactly as they are. But staying where we are will never open new horizons. Life is a great blessing. What we do with it is up to us. We have enough courage and wisdom to reach further and see how far we can go. There are unlimited things to learn and with each step we will find great joy in our discoveries.

Today if you’re struggling to get to a new goal, and the road is complicated and difficult, trust yourself. You know what you want and nothing can keep you from it. Every destination is possible and you have everything you need to prevail. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream can come true. Take another step forward. You will succeed.

Lipstick

25 Nov

Life is unpredictable and things aren’t always what they seem. When we first think about something we want to do and explore our options, it may seem logical and easy to accomplish. But sometimes what looks good at the beginning changes as we move ahead, and what we thought was going to happen doesn’t. As we continue forward, we may discover the destination doesn’t look anything like what we bargained for. Even if we did everything we could before we started, we can’t know what isn’t available, and may face moments of sincere disappointment for the way things end up. We can try to make the best of things when our plans fall through, and everything goes south. We can put on a happy face, and pretend things are better than they. But if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig. Life is constantly changing and nothing is permanent. If we end up somewhere we don’t want to be, we don’t have to stay there. We can look at the options possible, decide what we want to do next, and begin again. It doesn’t matter if it’s complicated, or will take a lot of time to rearrange the road ahead.  We deserve complete happiness and if where we are doesn’t bring it, we can move. There will always be other options available, and we can change anything we desire. Sitting tight and hoping somehow things will magically improve will never work. If we want something different, we can go get it. We have all the wisdom and courage to accomplish anything we want. We don’t have to go along to keep things the same, or agree with anything we don’t desire. Our lives belong to us and we can design them however we want. We can step away, choose any path before us, and move toward something else. We already know what we want, and have everything we need to get it.

We can only see what’s visible and there is no way to know what the next turn will bring. Even when we plan carefully, things can go awry and we may end up in foreign territory. There are always unforeseen complications, and sometimes what we couldn’t see takes us someplace far different than we thought we’d reach. If the new destination is appealing and we like the scenery, we can stay. But if we want something different, we can simply move right on through and onto something else.

Some people may encourage us to endure a situation we’re uncomfortable with in the interest of ease or conformity. They may tell us we’ll get used to it and learn to adjust. While it’s true we can adjust to any situation before us, we never have to give up our happiness to make others comfortable. We deserve the best of everything we desire, and with determination and focus, we will achieve it.

Today if the end of the road isn’t what you’re seeking, there are endless other opportunities possible. You never have to settle for what you don’t want. You are intelligent and highly capable, and every dream is possible. If you want something else, change direction and start again. Nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and strong, and will reach every goal you desire.

The Next Door

18 Nov

We learn something with every experience we go through. Each day brings opportunities for growth and increased understanding, and each step we take changes us a little and teaches us something new. Life is long and as we move forward and face unexpected developments, go through unplanned events, and manage countless complications, we are embellished with more information and greater discernment. As we conquer one situation, we have more tools to handle the next. It’s like an endless series of doors before us. We walk through one, learn and understand how to manage where we are, and the next door appears with new challenges and demands. We take the time we need to learn everything there, and then the next door appears. Again, and again, we’ll have the chance to gain something new and get closer to the person we most want to be. Life is all about learning and if we’re paying attention and doing all we can to master each situation, we’ll gain much as we move ahead. Of course, we don’t ever have to change if we don’t want to, and can stay exactly where we are, doing the same things indefinitely. But if we don’t push forward and stretch beyond our current situation, we’ll never know how much we could achieve or how far we could go. If we want to get the most out of our lives, we need to step beyond our comfort zones, and try something new. We can push ourselves to learn more, and if we do, we’ll carry everything we gain forward with us. The knowledge that comes from pushing a little further will give us the confidence we need to continue forward. Our lives belong solely to us and we can design them any way we want. We can do anything and go anywhere. There is no limit to what we can accomplish.

There is great comfort in familiarity. When we know what to expect and there are few surprises, we may sit back and become complacent. A calm, predictable road is easy to travel, but will bring few opportunities for growth and excitement. We are capable of accomplishing amazing things and nothing is too difficult for us to master. Every dream is possible, but we must be willing to stand up and do what is needed to accomplish them. We are stronger and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing is out of reach. We can have the lives we want the most, and reach any goal we desire.

If our plans don’t go well the first time we try, we may feel unsure about continuing forward. Failure never happens because things go wrong. It only comes when we stop trying. If our first venture doesn’t work out, we can start again. If that doesn’t work, we can make another plan. There are endless roads to every destination and we will find the one that takes us there. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discover the way forward. Nothing is beyond our reach and with determination, and perseverance, we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge and aren’t sure you can succeed, stop and think about how much you’ve learned already. You’ve come so far, and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward with confidence. Everything is possible. You are amazing, and there is greatness in you. Be confident. You will prevail.

My Mistake

13 Nov

We make thousands of decisions as we go through our lives. We try to do our best in each instance to make sure we’re headed in the right direction and choosing well. Most of the time we succeed and things move along the way we want them to. However, we’re not perfect and there is no way to see what lies around the next curve, and sometimes we’re going to falter. Decisions may blow up in our faces, or we may choose roads that take us to places we never, ever wanted to go. If there are others involved and we make a bad choice, we may impact them as well. It’s uncomfortable to realize we’ve hurt others by our own actions, and we’ll need to find a way to make things right again. Many things can be changed or altered, but some things are so defined and permanent, once they happen, there is no going back. If we’ve created a mess, and there’s no way to stop the train, we will have to endure the situation until it resolves. If we try to deny our involvement or lie about what we’ve done in an effort to escape, we will only make things worse. Truth always rises and cannot be held back indefinitely. We might be able to hide for a while, but in the end, we’ll have to answer for our actions. Although we may be embarrassed and feel very uncomfortable, it’s far better to stand up and own our part in the problem. We can admit we made a mistake, and then get to work correcting the issue. Nothing is permanent and no matter what’s happened there will always be a way forward. We may have to give up something we want, and it might take a lot of time and effort, but we can find resolution and continue moving ahead with confidence. Mistakes will happen and we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to correct them and reach success. Every dream is there for us and we will prevail.

We may think by keeping our lives small we will avoid serious complications and trouble. We have a lot to offer and keeping to ourselves out of fear will never allow us to reach the destinations we most desire. There is always a risk when we step out and try something new, and move into foreign territory. But the rewards when we succeed will outshine any risks we may take, and will enrich our lives beyond what we can imagine. There is greatness inside us and with courage and confidence, we can achieve any goal we desire.

If we cause a problem and refuse to acknowledge our actions or admit we’ve erred, we may try to skip away and never look back. Every choice we make takes us somewhere. We cannot become the best versions of ourselves and reach our most treasured goals by being dishonest or unethical. By choosing well, and owning every choice we make, standing firm in faithfulness and integrity, we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and everything has gone wrong, stand firm, admit the error, and then do what is necessary to turn things around. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. You know the way ahead, and nothing can hold you back. Step forward, be confident, and trust yourself. Every goal is possible, and with patience and focus, you will make them yours.