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Life Preserver

29 Oct

Our lives are filled with all kinds of unexpected experiences. We never know what will happen next or what tomorrow will bring. Sometimes everything rolls out about the way we think it will, and other times we may be overcome by something we never expected. It’s like we’re treading water peacefully and suddenly something comes along and shoves us under. We may panic at first trying to figure out what’s happened and having no idea what to do next. As we grasp for purchase, and hope for air, we may struggle and weave trying to push up and out. In our desperation and confusion, we may pray for someone to come along with a life preserver to save us, and fix the situation so we can breathe. Hard times come to us all and it’s possible someone might come along at just the right moment who can rescue us from our trial and pave the way forward, but those moments are few and far between. Mostly we have to find the way ourselves. We must continue on even when we’re lost and unsure. We may be uncertain we can succeed, and the way forward may be difficult to see. However, the answers will always be there for us, even if we’re under water, even if it’s dark, and even if we’re standing all alone. There will never be a time when we won’t be able to find them, and open the doors that will lead us to success. We don’t need anyone else to save us. We already have everything we need to find the way ourselves. We are stronger and more capable than we may realize and absolutely nothing is powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. There will always be a way ahead and we will find it.

Everyone has their own opinions about things. When we’re facing a difficult challenge, some may say we should give up, there’s no way we can prevail. Others may be more encouraging and try to advise us and assist. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about our capabilities or how difficult the problem is. We can always find the answers we need to move forward and solve any issue before us. The road is long and as we step forward, the solutions we need will rise and we will find them.

Nobody wants to suffer and when hard times come, instead of facing them head on, we may try to hide from them or pretend they don’t exist. Ignoring a problem will never solve it and trials will not simply disappear because we don’t want to look at them. Everything will remain the same until we decide to address the issue, take it apart, and resolve it. We are intelligent and wise, and there isn’t anything we can’t untangle. We know what we want and will find the road ahead. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage and we will succeed.

Today if something has seriously gone wrong and you have no idea what to do, take a moment to look around and let the answers rise. They are already there for you. You are smart and capable, and can solve any problem you must. Be confident and step forward. The road ahead will open and you will reach your goal. Nothing is beyond your grasp and success is just ahead. Trust yourself. Everything is possible.

Shadows

23 Oct

There are unlimited things we can accomplish in our lives and endless places we can go. The world is a huge place filled with myriad opportunities and chances to try new things. Nothing is out of reach but sometimes, when we finally achieve a goal we’ve been striving for, it isn’t exactly like we thought it would be. Life is always changing and we might find the landscape to the goal we desired has changed as well. It’s like looking at our shadow. Shadows are merely reflections. They represent the item or person being reflected but they aren’t exact. They resemble what’s in front of them but are skewed and modified in ways that take away clarity and complete identity. We can see what they represent but the picture isn’t well defined. When we’re pushing toward a goal, we may imagine how it looks, and hope it will be everything we desire. When we get there, it may be exactly as we imagined, or it might be only a resemblance of our idea. It’s disappointing to reach a destination and find out it isn’t what we thought. We may think we’ve wasted our time and efforts to get there, only to find it’s something we don’t want. But time spent pushing ahead and moving forward is never wasted. Every experience teaches us something new to carry with us, and even if we aren’t where we want to be, the journey to get there teaches us a lot. Everything is always changing, and sometimes our lives don’t go exactly the way we think they will. If we’re unhappy where we are, we can change course and choose another road. There are endless destinations available and we can do whatever we desire. Our lives are always in our control, and with persistence and patience, we can achieve anything.

An incredible entrance will not replace an overall bad experience. Some things look good at the beginning but once we get involved with them, we begin to see they aren’t what they appeared to be. We never have to continue any journey we don’t want. We can stop and turn around, find the road we most want to travel, and begin again. It doesn’t matter how long we were on the first journey or what we planned to do. We can change course and start in a new direction.

People are complicated and don’t always share everything about themselves. As we spend time with them, we may begin to see they are different in many ways than we first noticed, and if their behavior traits are difficult for us, we can step back and decide how we want to proceed. We never have to continue any associations we don’t want. Ensuring our connections are positive and encouraging will bring us great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’ve reached a destination you’ve been working toward but it’s not exactly what you thought it would be, look at the options possible and decide how you want to proceed. You’ve learned a lot with each step and all that information and wisdom will go with you moving forward. Every goal you desire is possible. Decide what you want and step forward. Nothing is out of reach. You can make your dreams come true and achieve complete happiness.

Troubled Waters

7 Oct

There are endless things that can go wrong every moment of every day. Complications may come, we might take a wrong turn, someone might do something that blocks us, the train might be late and we miss our appointment, or dozens of other scenarios. Some days it can seem like we’re in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle and nothing works. There is always trouble somewhere and eventually it will visit us. We may struggle to figure out what to do next and how to stay afloat as the waves crash overhead and we keep going under. Troubled waters will come but nothing stays the same forever. Life is constantly changing and as we tumble and twist trying to find our way, the answers will be there for us. We will untangle any mess or confusion, and the road ahead will open. We are strong and capable, and there isn’t anything we can’t comprehend and manage well. If we lose our footing, we’ll find it again. If we fall, we’ll climb back up. We are invincible and unbeatable. Nothing can hold us down indefinitely. Trials will come, mistakes will happen, and for a moment we may be caught up in confusion and disarray, but that is only temporary. We know what needs to be done, and where we want to go. Even in the midst of trouble, we can keep our focus. Our lives are a long journey, filled with experiences both good and bad. Learning as we go will give us the tools we need to move forward with confidence and reach any destinations we desire. We are powerful and wise, and nothing can keep us from our goals. Troubled waters are only a passage to the roads we most want to travel. Every dream is there for us. We will find them, and make them ours.

Nobody wants to suffer and we might wish for a life full of ease and happiness, where nothing ever goes wrong and we are always content and satisfied. That’s nice to think about but unfortunately, that isn’t how life works. There is a constant tug and pull as we push forward toward our goals. Sometimes things will go well, other times there will be complications and difficulty. There are always a lot of balls in the air, and some will inevitably fall, sometimes right on top of us. It doesn’t matter if things get complex and the road gets rough. We are strong and capable and can find our way through anything that lies ahead. Nothing can keep us from success and we will prevail.

When trouble arises, if we allow it to stop us from stepping forward, we will never achieve the goals we desire. It’s impossible to stand still and move ahead at the same time. We have everything we need to overcome any distress or adversity. If the road ahead is blocked and we cannot move forward, we can find another road. There are endless options possible and we can find our way to any goal we desire. Nothing is out of reach, and we can have the lives we want most.

Today if you’re in the midst of trouble and there are complications keeping you from advancing, step back and look at all the possibilities before you. There are endless roads to every destination and you will find the way forward. Nothing can keep you from success. You are wise and strong, and will find your way. Success is there for you, and you will win.

Wrangling Horses

17 Sep

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, some predictable and easy, and some we can’t predict or even imagine until they’re upon us. Most of the time we can manage whatever comes, but sometimes we may find ourselves in very difficult and complex issues we have to work out that confuse us and make the way forward very hard to find. We may be able to see the issue clearly and have some idea of how to get through, but the process of fixing it may be more convoluted and confounding than we can easily unravel. Like wrangling wild horses, we can see what needs to be done, but it won’t be easy. Before we can manage them, first we have to catch them, secure them, and then we can move forward. If there are many steps that must be accomplished and the way ahead is fraught with details and complications we can’t change, we may feel overwhelmed. We may begin to believe we can’t solve the issue and there is no way to step forward. There isn’t anything so difficult and intense that we can’t manage. No matter how hard the problem is or how confusing it appears at the beginning, we can unravel it little by little until we resolve it. Nothing is impossible and with faith and courage we can trust ourselves to find the answers we need to move forward. The highest mountain in the world can be climbed step by step. We can take the time we need to see everything objectively and clearly, and then begin to unravel each issue before us until we’ve completely solved the problem. We are strong and steadfast, and nothing can keep us from success. We already possess all the intelligence and wisdom we need to do anything. Nothing can hold us in place or keep us from moving forward. Success is always there for us and we will reach it.

When we have a lot going on, which may be most of the time, an unexpected problem or complication can stop us in our tracks. Everyone wants an easy life where everything goes right, but that isn’t reality. Problems will arise and we may be pressed and frustrated trying to push ahead. If we’re flexible and open to every possibility, we will more easily find the answers we need when things go wrong. It isn’t easy to untangle a knot, but no matter how tightly wound or complex it is, we can figure it out. Nothing is beyond our capabilities and with patience and perseverance, we will prevail.

If we’ve been working a problem for a while and it seems every time we solve one issue another appears, we may tire of the struggle. It’s hard to remain focused and engaged when there are a lot of disappointments. But nothing is too difficult for us and if we step away for a time, we can regroup and look at everything again. When we’re clear, new answers will appear and we can begin again with a fresh perspective. Every problem can be solved and nothing is beyond our grasp. We are smart and wise, and can do anything we desire.

Today if you you’re wrestling with a problem that’s confusing and difficult, remember how capable and strong you are. You will find all the answers you need. Have faith and be confident. You are amazing and proficient. Take another step forward. Success is just ahead and you will reach it.

What Could Happen

10 Sep

Life is unpredictable and we never know what tomorrow will bring. Everything is possible and we can start on any journey toward any goal at any time. Our lives are ours to design but if we sit on our hands and simply dream about what we could do, or what we want, nothing will change and our lives will remain stagnant. It’s impossible to stand still and move forward at the same time. Our destinies are up to us to determine, and we can do anything we want. However, if we don’t make our own decisions and choose the roads ahead, chances are those around us will choose them for us. We might go somewhere we like and accomplish something we want, or we might not. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, or what we want better than we do. Pondering what could happen and thinking about all the possibilities we could achieve is only the first step. If we want the lives we’re dreaming about, we have to take action and do what is necessary to make them reality. Nothing is out of bounds and we can achieve everything we desire. We can get anything and go anywhere but it won’t just happen because we want it, or we’re nice, or we deserve it. We must do what is needed to make them ours. It’s all up to us. We can leave our lives to chance and see what comes, or decide what we want and then step forward with confidence and make it happen. We are strong and capable, and have all the insight and wisdom we need to do anything. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, we can find unlimited success.

There are lots of unknowns in every situation. If we’re unsure about the road ahead, or worried something unexpected will happen, we may end up going nowhere. Unexpected events will always come, and the road may turn toward something foreign or frightening. But we’re perfectly capable of managing whatever is before us, and can trust ourselves to find our way. It doesn’t matter if things get complicated – we’ll figure them out. It’s okay if we get lost – we’ll find our way again. We can be confident that we’ll solve any problem or issue that arises, and find the way forward.

No matter what our goals are, we must believe we can achieve them before we begin. If we think we might be okay, we might succeed. If we sort of try to move forward, we’ll sort of win. However, if we’re convinced that no matter what’s in front of us, we’ll find our way to the goal, nothing will stop us from achieving it. We are more powerful than we think we are, and can do anything and do it well. We can step forward with courage, believing every destination is waiting, and reach them all.

Today if you’ve been dreaming of something new or wishing your life was different, define what you want and begin toward the goal. You are stronger and wiser than you imagine, and nothing is out of reach. You really can have the life you dream about and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself. You already have everything you need to win. Be confident and look ahead. It’s all there for you and nothing will keep you from it. Every dream is possible, every single one. Stand tall. You will succeed.

Justify

28 Aug

We can do anything we want, and make any decisions we desire, good or bad. Our lives are always in our control and we can take any road, and choose any path we like. We may make good decisions most of the time, but life can get complicated and sometimes the waters can get muddy. Maybe someone who has influence over us wants us to do something that goes against our values, or is dishonest. Or someone we love does something wrong and asks us to keep it to ourselves, even though it may hurt others. We can do anything we want and if we go along with things that aren’t in our best interest, may justify the decision because of our relationships or some other excuse. We can try to justify anything and we might be able to explain the situation away in some ways, but there is no way to change the truth. Explaining our reasons for making a wrong turn will never make it right. We can talk until we’re blue in the face, but the facts will still remain. Nobody is perfect and we all err from time to time. Hanging onto a bad decision and trying to convince others it’s really a good choice will never work in our favor. It’s exhausting, and unlikely to bring the results we’re seeking. If we’ve made a mistake, we will suffer the consequences. No justification can keep us from reaping the harvest we’ve sown, but all is not lost. When we falter, we can acknowledge the situation and then do what is needed to correct our course, and repair any damage we’ve done. We are strong and wise, and can change direction at any time. Every goal is possible, and with determination and careful consideration, we can make the best decisions to reach them.

It’s nice to dream about how life could be, and when we’re unhappy we can spend all the time we like imagining a better situation, but dreams will never change our reality. If we’re unhappy, and aren’t on the road we want to travel, we can do what is needed to change. Nothing is permanent and we can step onto a new path at any time. We need only decide what we want, and then begin to move toward it. Our lives are in our control, and we can do anything we like. We deserve complete happiness and satisfaction, and can make choices that will take us to it.

Decisions are a constant fact of life. Every single day we make dozens of them, and every step we take is affected by the choices we make. If we find we’re headed in the wrong direction, continuing forward will not magically turn us toward where we want to go. The wrong road will never turn into the right one on its own. We’re in charge of our lives and can stop, consider all possible options, and then choose the best way ahead. Every dream is possible and we can achieve the goals we desire most.

Today if you’ve made a bad decision and have been trying to justify it to yourself and those around you, reconsider the way forward. You already know what you want. Change your course until you’re headed in the right direction. Make decisions that will bring your dreams into focus and create the life you desire the most. Everything is possible. Be wise and thoughtful, and every dream can come true.

Bad to Worse

22 Aug

Nobody’s perfect and we all make mistakes. Even when we’re trying our best, things go wrong sometimes and we may do something we regret or don’t want others to know about. The mistake we’ve made may be so difficult that we try to hide it from those around us. That may work sometimes, but if it doesn’t and someone finds out, in our embarrassment or shame, we may lie and say we didn’t do it, or don’t know anything about it. We may hope it’ll just fade away and no one will ever bring it up again – which again may work sometimes. However, if others get involved trying to find out what happened or who is responsible, and we keep lying to cover our tracks, our situation will only worsen. A mistake isn’t the end of the world and even if it’s bad, we can recover. But complicating matters further by lying and denying won’t solve anything. Instead our situation may deteriorate and we may find we’re in deeper than if we’d told the truth at the beginning. It’s like digging a hole. The first denial is the first shovelful of dirt out of the ground. Each additional lie or distraction digs us in further and before we know it, we’re in a hole we can’t get out of. One mistake is just that – one mistake. Even if it’s big and impacts others negatively, owning up to it at the beginning will make it possible for us to fix whatever has gone wrong, and start again. Wrong turns teach us a lot about the way forward. We discover what doesn’t work and can use that information to help us find the best roads ahead. Life is all about learning and we’re going to stumble from time to time. When we falter, admitting what we’ve done and gaining all we can from the experience, will help us find success as we move forward.

When we’re interacting with someone who wants us to do something difficult, it may not be easy to comply. If the task is hard and we’re struggling to get through, we may try to find a way around it. When asked about our progress, we may lie and say we’re doing fine, when in fact we’re no closer to completion than when we started. We never have to compromise our values in an effort to please someone else. If we can’t do what’s been requested, we can say so. Being honest in all our dealings, even those that are complicated and difficult, will bring us great confidence and satisfaction.

It’s possible to get tangled up in someone else’s problems. They may come to us for advice but then dump their issue onto us. We can always help but we never have to take ownership of anyone else’s trouble. We can be supportive and allow them to keep what is theirs. Our lives are important and we deserve to be happy and comfortable. We can make excellent decisions, and find our way with confidence and clarity.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and are trying to cover your tracks so others won’t know, think again. Be honest and own what’s yours. Then step forward and adjust your course until you find the best road ahead. You are amazing and strong, and nothing can hold you down. Be confident and trust yourself. All the answers are there for you and you will prevail.