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Crap Happens

15 Oct

Nothing is permanent in life. No matter what’s happening or what we’re going through today, it’s guaranteed to change. We go through good times, bad times, upheavals, and placid moments, and each day brings us something new. Everything is continually moving forward toward something else. That’s a great blessing when we’re going through difficult periods or facing a terrible crisis, but when things are going well, we may wish everything would stay the same and time would stand still. However, holding our lives in stasis is never an option. We can’t read the future and it’s impossible to prepare for something we can’t predict. When something terrible happens or our lives turn in ways that bring disharmony and distress, how we react will often determine how well we manage the problem. If we jump to anger or hysteria, it will be harder to concentrate on the issue and fully understand what’s happening and what we should do. We will all face difficult days and unfortunate challenges. When they are extreme, we may feel overwhelmed and completely lost, but in fact, there isn’t anything we can’t manage and manage well. If we keep our heads when disaster strikes, we have a better chance of finding the answers we need. Nothing can be gained by screaming and kicking, or refusing to look at what we feel is intolerable or unacceptable. Crap happens and sometimes it happens to us. When everything turns and we’re in the dark and feel buried alive by trouble, we can be still and allow ourselves time to think and process what’s going on. Nothing will come that we can’t handle. We are stronger and more courageous than we think we are, and in our darkest moments, can find the way ahead. We can trust ourselves to be wise and careful, and step forward with confidence. Trouble may come, problems may confound us, but we will prevail.

If we like routine, we may try to set our lives up in ways that prevent too much change from entering the picture. That might work in some ways but we aren’t in control of anything but our own decisions and behaviors. Everything else is out of our hands. Others may make choices that impact us, our situations may change instantaneously without warning, and we may end up somewhere we never planned to go. With patience and faith, we can process any changes that come, and continue forward with determination and certainty.

When we’ve been struggling with a problem for a while and it feels like nothing is changing, we may begin to believe we will be stuck forever. But even when we don’t notice, change is happening. Each step we take moves us closer to where we want to be. There may be many steps necessary before we’re in the clear, but as we press forward, success is assured. We are powerful and wise, and will always find our way forward.

Today if you’re in a terrible situation, and you’re struggling to find your way out, remember how many times you’ve already prevailed. Continue to press forward and all the answers will come. You are amazing and strong, and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. Every blessing is waiting for you, and you will win.

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Ice

10 Oct

We all try to avoid complications when working on a project or moving toward a goal. If we see something coming that might delay us and we have other options, we may steer away from it and continue forward. But we can’t see everything and there’s no way to know what lies ahead. A curve in the road may block a big detour or someone may make a decision that stops us in our tracks. Although we’re always in charge of our lives and have control over every decision we make, sometimes things get out of control because of circumstances beyond our reach. It’s like driving in the wintertime and coming upon a patch of black ice. Once we’re on it, even though we’re still holding the steering wheel, the car may veer out of control. If we remain calm and keep our wits about us, we can maneuver ahead without crashing into something. The same sort of scenario may happen in our lives. We may be moving along and then suddenly, without warning, an unexpected complication derails us and we have to quickly decide what to do next. Anything can happen, and we must be prepared to manage any surprises that come. We have all the wisdom we need to manage any problem or obstacle in our path, and with patience and clarity, can determine what we should do. We can navigate around any issue and there will always be another way forward. There are unlimited roads to every destination we desire. If the one we’ve been traveling is suddenly impassible, we can view all the other options possible, change our focus, and start again. Every goal is attainable and we have everything we need to succeed.

Sudden changes can create great stress and discomfort. If we let frustration or anger take over, it will be nearly impossible to figure out our next steps. We can’t think about options for the way forward if we’re consumed with disappointment for what hasn’t worked. It’s normal to feel discouraged when our plans fall apart, but we don’t have to let that control us. We can step back, refocus on what we need to do next, and then step forward with confidence that we will prevail.

If we’ve determined there is only one way to move forward and that has been blocked, we may decide the goal isn’t worth the trouble and let it go. We can always change our minds about anything in our lives. When problems arise, we can turn away and start on something new. But stopping every time something goes wrong will only ensure we’ll stay exactly where we are. There will always be unexpected developments and rarely will things go exactly the way we planned. We have all the intelligence and determination we need to find a new way forward, and continue toward the goals we seek. Nothing can keep us from reaching anything we desire.

Today if all the plans you’ve made have suddenly gone up in smoke and you can’t see the way forward, take a moment to objectively look at all the possible options before you. There will always be another road and nothing is out of reach. Decide what you want and then take the first step toward it. Every destination is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

One Bite

1 Oct

There are endless opportunities available to us all the time. We can look at all the options possible and then choose where we want to go and what we want to do. The beginning of a new quest brings refreshment and excitement as we look ahead at new destinations and what we will accomplish. Some goals are easy and don’t take a lot of time but others may be more complex, requiring us to devote many hours and lots of concentration in order to achieve them. When we have a long journey ahead of us we may be tempted to try to take some shortcuts to shave off a little of the time and effort necessary. That might work or we may find nothing but the long way forward will get us there. When we’re eager to get to the end, we may try to do more, or do it faster to move us ahead more expeditiously. Instead of taking it step by step, one bite at a time, we may attempt to take on the whole thing at once thinking it’ll speed things up. We can try anything, but that old saying of “haste makes waste” make come into play and work against us. Rushing ahead may help in some ways, but we may miss some important information and cues along the way. There is always much to be learned in every endeavor and if we’re patient and plan our steps ahead carefully, we can take advantage of everything we can gain from the experience. Taking it one bite at a time is often the best way to proceed. Unless there is some time constraint pressing us, we can move ahead at a pace that allows us to advance and still learn everything possible from the experience. Success is always there for us, and nothing can keep us from reaching any goal we desire. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire.

Few things in life go as planned, and even fewer go exactly the way we want them to. Disappointments will come and getting angry and upset won’t help us process them. Life is filled with unexpected developments. There is always more going on than we can see or even imagine. When a roadblock appears and we can’t advance, there will always be a way around. There are many roads leading to every destination. If one doesn’t work, we can always start again from another perspective and find our way forward.

If we’ve been pushing forward toward a goal for a long time and don’t see any progress, it may be time to re-assess our actions. Perhaps we’re moving too quickly and missing important cues for the road ahead. Or we’re distracted by other things that take us off course and we are constantly having to regroup. Every goal is possible but we must focus and keep our eyes on the road if we want to succeed. We are capable of accomplishing anything we desire, and with determination we can reach any destination.

Today if you’ve been trying to do too much at once and are stalled in your progress, step back and look at everything clearly. Decide on the way forward and take it one bite at a time. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Step forward with confidence and claim the prize. Everything is possible and you will succeed

Under Water

19 Sep

Life can get complicated and we may be surprised by events that change our direction abruptly and bring stress and struggle. We never know what lies ahead, and the road we’re on may turn suddenly taking us somewhere we never wanted to go. People around us may make decisions that impact us, and there are countless things out of our control. Even when we’re trying to remain focused on the road ahead, we may be diverted and pushed away from the goals we’re trying to achieve. If the change is dramatic and intense, we may feel like we’re under water, trying to find a way to breathe. It’s not easy to quickly find our way forward after an unexpected sharp turn. There will always be a way through anything that comes, but finding it may require time and patience, both of which may be in short supply. If the situation is confusing or convoluted, we may feel completely lost trying to figure out what to do. Surprises happen, and our lives may get complicated but there isn’t anything so difficult we can’t find the answers we need. We can step back and look at everything openly and objectively, and see all the parameters of what we’re dealing with. Then we can more effectively begin to unravel the issues before us until the road opens and we’re able to take a step forward. Every problem has a solution and we are smart enough to find it. A new, unexpected road may disorient us temporarily but we have everything we need to stand firm and find the way ahead. Being under water is a temporary situation and we will rise and reach the air in plenty of time. We are capable and wise. Nothing is too complex for us, and we will find our way through any complication that comes.

We live in the world with billions of other people, all of whom are making decisions and doing things that may negatively impact our lives. We can’t control anyone else’s actions but we’re always in control of what we do. If the bottom falls out of our plans, we can start again. If the road we’ve been on suddenly gets blocked and stops, we can turn and choose another. There will always be many ways to every destination we desire and no delay or detour can keep us from success.

As we plan our way forward, we may try to be ready for any possible complications. No matter how well we prepare there will likely be times when something unexpected arises. We’re in control of our lives and can always give up and walk away, sacrificing our goals because things got complicated, or we can look at everything carefully and push ahead despite the problem. We can reach any goal we desire. Nothing can hold us in place if we’re determined to move forward. There is no goal beyond our reach and we will find success.

Today if your plans have blown up by an unforeseen complication and you don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. The answers you need are already there for you and you’ll find them. You are amazing and capable, and nothing can hold you down. Look at everything clearly, and choose the best way forward. Stand tall and take a step toward the destination you desire. Everything is possible and you will succeed.

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.

Tattoo

16 Sep

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. Much of the time which choice we make won’t matter and we’ll be able to continue forward unrestricted. But sometimes we may face a monumental decision that may change the course of our lives and affect those around us. When that happens, we try to choose the best options possible. It helps if we aren’t hindered by pre-conceived notions and unwavering ideas about how things should go. Getting at tattoo is a serious decision. Once the ink has been applied, it will remain. If we later decide we don’t want it, the process of removal may be difficult and painful. When making a decision, if we decide we will only accept one answer or one way forward and will not bend, we may remain, like the tattoo, permanently stuck in place. It’s good to have a strong sense of what we want and confidence for the road ahead, but if we draw a hard line in the sand and refuse to acknowledge or even look at different options, we may find we are unable to move. Moving forward is the only way to accomplish our goals, and there is no way to move forward and be stuck in place at the same time. We can have strong opinions and still be open to seeing other options. There are countless roads to every destination and never only one way to get to any goal. Allowing ourselves to consider each possibility will enable us to make the best decisions and find the most positive outcomes. Our lives are a reflection of every choice we make. We can go anywhere and do anything, and by seeing every option before us, we can make the best decisions moving forward. Nothing is out of reach, and we can have the lives we dream of.

Every experience we go through teaches us something. When we have difficult experiences, we may carry painful scars forward that influence how we proceed. Nobody wants to suffer and if we’ve been hurt, we may try to avoid anything that resembles what we’ve been through. If we alter our decisions based on something from the past, it may prevent us from moving forward toward the goals we desire. No matter what’s happened, we can move forward with confidence and clarity, and reach any goal we desire.

Tradition and pattern are strong influences. If we’ve always done something the same way, we may be reticent to try something new. Doing the same things over and over again will only take us to the same places. It’s impossible to go somewhere new and stay where we are. New destinations and roads can be intimidating. We can’t see the end from the beginning, and we don’t know what lies ahead. However, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to make excellent choices, and step forward with confidence and certainty. Nothing is beyond our reach and we can go anywhere.

Today if there’s a big decision ahead and you feel uneasy stepping forward, remember all the excellent decisions you’ve already made. Nothing is too complex or difficult for you to manage. Decide what you want and step forward with confidence. Every goal is within reach and every dream is possible. Nothing is too difficult for you. You are fierce and unstoppable, and you will succeed.

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.