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Steadfast

28 Sep

There are opposites in everything – black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. Whatever opinions or beliefs we hold, someone, somewhere will have an opposing view. Endless ideas and interpretations are everywhere and if we haven’t decided which way we’re going, we may be pulled in countless directions. We can listen to all the views around us and when we’re ready, decide what is best and how we want to proceed. Everyone is different and we will undoubtedly face times when our views clash with those around us. If everyone else is singing one song and we’re on another page, we will likely face conflict. We’re all entitled to our own beliefs and decisions, but that doesn’t mean the power of the group won’t come into play. It’s far easier to get to the goals desired if everyone agrees. When there is dissent, it can make the road a lot rockier. In an effort to make things easier for those around us, we may be pressured to go along and asked to conform with something we disagree with. Of course, we can do anything we like and if we want to acquiesce we can, but our ideas are important and we are entitled to express them any way we like. We never have to follow anyone else if we want something different. We can be polite and still be steadfast in our decisions. Our lives are ours to design, and we may live them any way we choose. We don’t need agreement or permission to choose our own way forward. By trusting ourselves, and being confident, we can step ahead on the roads we desire most, and find great success.

Some people are very loud and forceful. They believe their ideas are best and may press us to do things their way. Being loud may open some doors, but certainly doesn’t equate to having power over us. We can do what we like, even if it’s different from everyone else. There are countless roads to every destination, and we can choose the ones we’ll travel. Our dreams are ours alone. We can take control, choose our own direction, and move toward any destination we desire.

Group think squashes creativity and removes individual responsibility. Nobody makes their own decisions, and nobody gets blamed when things go wrong. Nothing could be more damaging to personal growth. It’s good to have friends and build connections, but we can connect with others and keep our own autonomy. We are all unique and have special, individual gifts nobody else can offer. By honoring our personal differences, and stepping forward according to our own specific desires, we will bring great depth and blessing to the world around us.

Today if you’re being pressured to align yourself with others, remember your contribution is important. Trust yourself and follow your own road. You have so much to offer and bring gifts nobody else can give. Be steadfast and confident. You are amazing and powerful. Your light brings great joy and we’re all blessed because you are here.

Don’t Tell

17 Sep

We go through a lot of experiences as we travel through our lives. Most of us want to be open and honest, but we might face a time when something happens, or we do something we don’t want anyone to know about. Maybe it’s something we’re ashamed of, or we fear others will think less of us if the truth comes out. If we’ve done something illegal or unethical, we may be intensely motivated to keep it hidden. Nobody is perfect and we all do things we wish we hadn’t, but keeping secrets isn’t easy. They are heavy, and tend to get heavier as time passes. Truth is powerful, and no matter what we do or how well we try to hide it, will eventually make itself known. Nothing can hold it back indefinitely. We may feel secure that we have covered all the bases, but we cannot know everything and we’re all far more connected than we may realize. Our lives are ours to design and we can live them any way we want. Trying to hide something we’ve done may work for a time, but eventually, however long that takes, the truth will rise and we’ll be exposed. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place forever. We are strong enough and brave enough to face the consequences of anything that’s happened. We can open all the doors, and move through whatever we must to correct our course. There is great relief and blessing in telling the truth. All the destinations we desire are still there for us, and with honesty and determination, we will reach them all.

Some people are very private. They don’t want to share intimate details about their lives and prefer to keep a low profile. There is a difference between being private and being secretive. We’re all individuals, and are entitled to set the boundaries of what we do and how we manage our own lives. There are no mandatory rules, and we can determine how much we’ll say and what we’ll do. It’s all up to us, and we can do things that make us comfortable while still sharing our lives with those around us.

If we’ve made a mistake that is far reaching and believe our standing with others will be diminished if they find out, we may try to lock it away and keep it hidden. Every decision we make has a consequence and takes us somewhere. Keeping secrets may cause us to entangle our lives as we try to skirt around what has happened. It’s much harder to navigate a web of lies than it is to simply face the truth. Our lives are important, and by being honest in all our dealings, we can pave the road ahead toward where we most want to go. We can trust ourselves to be truthful and manage whatever comes.

Today if you’ve been keeping a secret and it’s weighing heavily on you, think about how you want to proceed. There is no need to hide anything. You are stronger and have more courage than you think. Trust yourself and be honest. There are countless blessings waiting to pour down on you. All your dreams are possible. Step forward with clarity and confidence. You are worthwhile, amazing and powerful. Nothing can keep you from success.

Play It Again

10 Sep

Our lives belong to us and we are responsible for the decisions we make. We make choices and then face whatever consequences they bring. We can do anything we like, but if we don’t move forward in ways that take us to the things we want the most, chances are we won’t be happy. Life is complicated and there are all kinds of people who influence us and do things that may hold us back or affect us negatively. We can’t do anything about what others are doing, but we have complete control over what we do. If someone tells us to do something and we do it, only to suffer disappointment, failure or sorrow, we may try to blame them. “You made me do it!” we may protest, but that isn’t authentic. The influence of others can be strong, and if we’re under their authority we may have to do some things they direct, but those are exceptions. Our decisions are ours, and we own them completely. If we stay in a job we hate, or a relationship that is hurtful or abusive, we are deciding, for whatever reasons, that we want to stay more than we want to move. People are complex and make choices based on their experiences, impressions, hopes and a million other things. We deserve complete happiness and success, but if we don’t do what is needed to make them happen, we will never achieve them. Every decision takes us somewhere, and if we’re careful and look at all the possibilities, we can move forward and reach any goal we desire. Our happiness is our responsibility. All our dreams are there waiting, and we can make them ours.

We’ll all make a bad decision at some point in our lives. Once we recognize what went wrong, we can correct our course and start again. But if we find ourselves making the same bad choice over and over again, we can stop and evaluate what is happening. Repeating bad behaviors again and again will never take us to success. It’s like playing a record with a big scratch in it that keeps repeating the same music. It can’t move ahead, and neither will we until we uncover what is holding us back. We can do what is needed to change direction, and confidently step forward toward what we want the most.

Life is filled with possibilities and opportunities. We know what we want, but if we don’t believe we can achieve it, odds are we’ll never succeed. We don’t need to know everything about everything to be successful. By taking the first step forward and trusting ourselves to manage whatever we must to reach the goal, we will find our way to success. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to figure out, and we already have everything we need to prevail.

Today if you’re repeating the same mistake again, and are not moving closer to your goal, think about what you want the most. The road is already there for you. Stand strong and step forward. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Every blessing is waiting and nothing is out of reach. Be confident. You are amazing and capable, and every dream is possible.

Still Something

2 Sep

Life is complicated and we will all face things we don’t imagine we can endure. Trouble will come, unexpected disasters will happen, we may suffer greatly, and how we get through depends on a lot of different factors. How much faith we have, how much we believe in ourselves, how much courage we command, and a million other variables. When we feel destroyed, and it seems everything is against us and we are overcome, we may believe this is the end. We may think we’ll never survive and are finished. No matter how hard the road gets, no matter how heavy the burden becomes, no matter how exhausted we feel, there will still be something left to sustain us. Until we die, we will have what we need to continue forward. It may be very difficult, it might hurt a lot, and it may take a long time to find relief, but we will have everything necessary to endure. We are always stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There isn’t anything too hard for us to manage, and manage well. There is sufficient courage inside us to withstand even very difficult challenges that take our breath away. We can step back from the confusion and chaos, and look at everything clearly. Every answer we need will be there for us. Every resolution will be possible. Nothing is out of reach, and we are wise enough to find the way forward. We can trust ourselves to prevail, no matter how intense the storm. The sun is still there shining beyond the clouds. There are blessings unnumbered waiting for us, and with determination, faith and clarity, we will prevail.

Hard times and suffering are an inevitable part of life. We can try to prepare for trouble, but until it arrives there is no way to know how to navigate through it. Every situation is unique and there may be a lot of different elements and details to address. If everything is tangled up and convoluted, we can go slowly and unravel it one step at a time. Even the most complex problems will have solutions. Nothing is too difficult or too hard for us to face. By standing firm and being confident, we will find the way ahead.

It’s hard to think when we’re in pain and suffering, and it can be hard to trust that we’ll find a way out. Even when we can’t see it, the road ahead will still be there, waiting and ready for us. We may think we have nothing left, but we’re still here, still breathing, and as long as that’s happening, we can prevail. We can reach deep within ourselves and pull up enough wisdom and courage to step forward, and continue on. We don’t have to move quickly, but when we’re ready, we can move forward and reach success.

Today if you’re hurt and feel overwhelmed by a difficult challenge, trust yourself. You are stronger than you think, and wiser than you imagine. Everything you need is already there for you. Trust yourself, and step forward. Nothing can hold you down indefinitely and you will succeed.

Dangling

4 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, trials, challenges, and lessons to be learned. No matter who we are, where we live, what we do or who we know, we will all face an unlimited variety of complications, problems and tricky situations as we navigate through our days. There are billions of people in the world and they are all making decisions and choosing things that may impact us even if we don’t know them or they don’t live near us. We may be happily tooling along and suddenly the road turns, something rolls in front of us or the way ahead completely disappears. We are intelligent and can find our way through whatever comes, but the answers won’t always come quickly or easily. If we’re pushed against a wall and no matter what we try or where we turn we can’t seem to budge, we may begin to believe we are doomed. We’re done and it’s over. We might feel that way for a moment, but it will never be true. Nothing stays the same forever, and even if we’re dangling at the end of a long, long rope, losing our grip and hanging on with our last finger, there will be a way to prevail. Nothing, not even the worst possible scenario, can hold us back forever. We are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and creative enough to find a way through whatever life throws at us. Trouble – yeah it’s gonna come. Problems – definitely gonna happen. But success will always be possible, and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from it.

Everyone gets overwhelmed at some point. The only thing we have control over is our own decisions and what we do. Everything else is up for grabs and we never know what will happen next. If the bottoms suddenly falls out, and we are left groping in mid air trying to grab onto something, anything to save ourselves, it may seem hopeless at first. We may face our worst nightmare, but no night lasts indefinitely. The sun always rises, and the tide always turns. We have everything we need to hold on and push forward until we find our footing again.

Our life experiences are unique to each of us, and we all see things from our own personal perspective. A situation that is merely annoying to one person, may be devastating to another depending on where they are in life and what they have already experienced. There is no way to predict how we’ll actually feel about any situation until we’re in it. We are strong and capable, and nothing can hold us down forever. Every dream will still be there, and when we’re ready we can reach them all.

Today if you’re facing an extreme situation and feel like there is no way you’ll prevail, focus on your strength and trust yourself. You are powerful and nothing can overcome you. Be confident, hang on tight and step forward. Every single dream is there, waiting for you. Nothing can keep you from success. You have everything you need to do anything you desire. Stand strong and claim them all.