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Taking It With You

9 Aug

Life is complicated and ever changing. Every day brings something new to deal with and understand. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go, and when they don’t go the way we want them to, we may suffer great pains of disappointment and frustration. Most of the time we can manage the ups and downs, but if something terrible happens, it may change the way we think about our lives and we may struggle to move on. When we suffering with personal problems and feel lost and confused, we may think a change of scenery will help. We may believe that if we just go someplace new we can start again and everything will be fine. A change in location will force us to concentrate on lots of new things until we get settled. We may be too busy to notice what’s been going wrong and feel some relief. A different place may distract us for a time but no matter where we go, or what new activity we get involved in, we take everything with us. Problems don’t usually solve themselves, and they will remain quietly waiting until the dust settles again. We can try to tuck them away, and hide them deep inside, and that may work for a time, but eventually they will rise and remind us they are there. There is nothing to be gained by dragging problems along indefinitely, and the best we can do is stop, open all the doors, look at everything clearly and find the answers we need to resolve them once and for all. If we’re unsure we can do it alone, we can ask for help. By reaching out to someone we trust, we can get the assurance and encouragement we need to do what is necessary to finally let go. Life is a great blessing. Holding onto unresolved conflict will never help us move forward. We are intelligent and have everything we need to prevail. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down when we’re ready to move. Every success is always possible and we can start again, and make them ours.

Nobody gets a charmed life filled with paved roads and endless parties. We’re all going to suffer through hard times, face difficult challenges and struggle to find the way ahead. Nobody wants to suffer, but the hard trials we face teach us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. If everything always worked out and nothing ever went wrong, we would know very little about reality. The things that test our patience, and push us to our limits bring us the tools we need to live fully and successfully. When we must push hard to move forward, finally reaching the goal brings great happiness and satisfaction.

Nobody is perfect or knows everything. We may face something that is so difficult and complex, we have no idea how to process it much less solve it. Everyone’s experiences are different and it’s likely someone else has been through the very issue we’re struggling with. Reaching out to others will open new doors and bring new ideas for resolution. We’re not alone if we allow others to help. All the answers we need are already there for us. We can do what is needed to take things one step at a time until we find our way forward. Nothing is out of reach and we will prevail.

Today if you’re facing a serious problem and are thinking of running to a new place to find relief, remember how strong and capable you are. You are wiser and more intelligent than you realize, and nothing can keep you from success. Take your time and look at everything objectively. Reach out for help if you need it, and be patient. You are amazing and all the answers you need are there. Trust yourself and be confident. Every destination is waiting and every success is possible.  Stand strong and step forward. There is light just ahead, and you will reach it.

What’s Left

5 Aug

Life is filled with all kinds of challenges. We will undoubtedly face trials and problems, or difficult situations we never dreamed would happen to us. There is no way to know how the road will turn or what will happen next. Hard trials may come, we may lose our jobs and our security, or there may be extreme disasters or an unforeseen catastrophe. Anything can and may happen. If something terrible comes or our plans devolve and fall apart, we may be left standing, stunned and unsure of how to proceed. Difficult and complicated developments are hard to process and we may need time to understand exactly what has happened and then begin to try to find the way forward. If we’ve lost everything we hold dear, we may believe we are finished. There is no way we can manage and survive. Just because we can’t see the way ahead right now doesn’t mean it’s not there. We cannot change what has happened, but there will always be a way to endure and prevail. There is no rush to move ahead and if we feel overwhelmed, we can take the time we need to regain our footing. Even if we can’t see it, there is light ahead that will guide the way. We are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and already possess all the courage we need to overcome. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we will find all the answers we need and be able to move forward. Success is still there for us, and with faith and clarity, we will reach it.

When it seems that everything has gone wrong and nothing is left, there will still be something worthwhile. We are still here and we are still breathing, and as long as that’s happening, there is hope for the future. If we lose everything and have hit rock bottom, up is the only way left to move. Getting completely stopped does not end our journey. There isn’t anything powerful or strong enough to hold us down forever. We can focus on what we still have and make a plan to start again. There is great potential within us, and we have everything we need to prevail.

If we’ve suffered through one loss after another and have endured a long and difficult road, we may tire and think there is no way we will ever succeed. Life isn’t easy and problems may come and compound on each other, but there are solutions to every situation. We can take each issue as it arises and do what is needed to untangle and solve it, and then move on. Trouble may come, but we are capable and wise, and can find the way ahead. Every destination is possible and we can be confident we will reach them all.

Today if you’re suffering through a very hard situation and can’t see the way ahead, take your time and trust yourself. Nothing is too complex or difficult for you to manage. Stand strong and be confident. You are amazing and stronger than you imagine. Keep your eyes on the goal and start again. Every destination awaits and every success is possible. Step forward with clarity, and nothing can keep you from the goal.

Breaking Apart

20 Jul

Life is a continual process of letting go. We learn and grow as we move forward, and our lives are continually modified as things develop. Change is constant and we may face a time when due to circumstances beyond our control we must let go of something we cherish deeply.  Health concerns, financial changes and a thousand other developments may prevent us from continuing an activity that has brought us great satisfaction. Our lives may be suddenly be altered in ways that are difficult to accept and hard to understand.  If we must walk away from something we love deeply, we may feel we’re breaking apart. The pain and sorrow may be intense and we may believe we’ll never find happiness again. When we’re suffering and trying to make sense of a new situation, it may seem impossible to navigate and find peace and comfort. Sudden, difficult changes are not easy to get through but we are intelligent and stronger than we imagine. No matter what has happened or what we must leave behind, we can find the road ahead and figure out how to proceed. There is no rush to find all the answers. We can take our time and think about all the options and possibilities available. When we’re ready we can take the first step and begin a new journey. Change isn’t easy but difference doesn’t always mean less. Happiness and success are still there for us, and we can be confident we will achieve them both.

What we do defines who we are, and our lives are embellished by the activities we participate in.  If something changes and we can no longer do the things we love so much, we may suffer serious grief and despair trying to figure out what to do next.  How do we replace something that has defined us for so long?  What could possibly take its place?  At first we may believe it’s hopeless and nothing will ever bring us the same satisfaction we’ve had so far. Life is complicated and things go wrong, but a turn in our direction does not end the journey. There will always be something new to try and in time we will find another way ahead. Life is long and nothing can prevent things from changing. By being open to new options and trusting ourselves, we will find all the answers we need.

Truth is truth and trying to force something that doesn’t work is a waste of time and energy. We can only work with what we have at any given moment, and sometimes the options possible do not match what we want. We can try to ignore the facts and drag everything along with us, determined to make it work which will only exhaust us in the end. By looking at everything objectively and openly, and accepting our situation where it is, we can make a plan to change what we can, and move forward toward success. Seeing things as they really are and not how we wish they were will help us open the doors ahead and reach the destinations we desire.

Today if your situation has changed and you must let go of something you love and desire, think about all the possibilities ahead. Change isn’t the end of the journey. You are wise and intelligent and every answer you seek is there for you. Be comforted and confident. All the destinations you desire are still there for you.  Modify your plans and step forward with clarity and confidence.  Nothing can keep you from your goals and you will succeed.

Blown Apart

27 Jun

There are opposites in all things and all kinds of people in the world. Some are good or bad, kind or wicked, helpful or hurtful. They may be a great asset to us or they may try to take everything away. If we’ve suffered through a situation where someone destroys our sense of well-being – they breach our accounts and steal all our money, or break into our homes, or take our car – or any other serious, malicious situation, we may feel extremely vulnerable and violated. Everything may feel blown apart and we may struggle for a time to find our footing again. When our foundations have been shaken and what we thought was strong has been penetrated and looted, the exposure may shatter our sense of safety and security. When something has been broken it takes work to rebuild and fortify it again. If it’s very personal it may take serious courage and intense focus to unravel everything and put it back together. Dangerous and difficult issues are not easy to process and overcome. We may be attacked and left standing bereft and confused, but all the answers we need will be there for us. We will never be left devastated without a way out. It may take a lot of time and work, but there will always be a way forward. Even in our weakest moments, we are strong enough to prevail. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and nothing is powerful enough to hold us down forever. We can trust ourselves to do what is needed to correct anything that happens, and find resolution. Life is complicated and trouble may come, but we are intelligent and wise, and no matter what goes wrong, no matter how hard the road is, we will reach success.

It’s hard to understand wickedness and why some people hurt others for their own personal gain. We hear stories about it all the time, but until it happens to us, we may have no idea how pervasive and painful it can be. With one action, someone may destroy our security and peace. The shock may leave us speechless for a moment, but we are stronger than we imagine, and with determination and clarity, will be able to figure out how to amend the situation and start again.

When terrible things happen, and we feel tremulous and worried, it’s natural to want to hide. The fight or flight reflex may kick in and tell us to run, and we can lock ourselves up in our rooms and hide under the covers. But looking away from trouble will never solve it. It doesn’t matter how bad everything seems, it doesn’t matter how desperate the situation appears, we already have what we need to overcome it. We can stand strong and step forward with confidence, sure we will find every answer and be able to correct every issue. There isn’t anything too difficult for us. We are powerful and wise, and we will win.

Today if something terrible and extreme has happened, and you feel unsure and exposed, trust yourself. You are intelligent and highly capable and nothing can hold you down indefinitely. Get the help you need and confidently begin. All the answers are there for you and every success awaits. Be confident and sure. The whole world is still there for you and you will prevail.

No Tolerance

3 Jun

Life is complicated and we’re often busy attending to meetings, chores, appointments, details and unexpected developments. We never know what will happen next, and sometimes things get in the way and disrupt our plans. We may be delayed due to circumstances out of our control, or have to change direction because of some unplanned detour. If we’re late and others are waiting, they may be annoyed and express that once we arrive. Some people have no tolerance for disruptions in their schedules or routine. They may fuss and fume when things go wrong, or their schedules have to change. It’s fine to have high expectations, but this is the real world, and we can’t predict anything. Things will go wrong, stuff will get in the way, and our plans may go up in smoke. Accepting that and learning to be flexible will help us find alternatives when the road turns and everything gets switched around. If we’re on a tight schedule and something waylays us, we may get frustrated and concerned, but by being patient and looking at the situation calmly and openly, we will find the best way to continue ahead. Lots of things may go wrong, and the plans we made may get completely turned around, but we are intelligent and can figure out any complication. By looking at every option available, and carefully choosing the best path, we can reach the destinations we desire. Success doesn’t always come the first time out, but by thinking clearly and being persistent, we can overcome any detour and find our way.

We all want the roads ahead to be clear and paved. It’s great when we can go from point A to point B without any roadblocks or problems. That will happen sometimes and we’ll sail on through, but there are always things going on around us we may be unaware of. Someone may make a decision that completely upends our plans, or something may develop we have no control over that stops us in our tracks. The schedules we set may be confounded and we may need to find a new way to get to the goal. It doesn’t matter what happens or what doesn’t work. We are perfectly capable of figuring out any problem and finding the solutions we need to succeed.

Some things need a lot of pre-planning and preparation. We can never see the end of the road from the beginning and there is no way to predict what might happen. If we’re open to making a change and altering our direction, we will more easily be able to manage disruptions and issues that may arise. There isn’t any goal that is unreachable and if things get jumbled up, we can trust that we will find our way to the destination.

Today if the road ahead is blocked and you’re stuck, look at all the options possible and choose the best way forward. Being delayed does not mean you will fail. Success is still there for you and with patience and clarity, you will find your way to it. Be calm, be confident and wise. Nothing can keep you from anything you desire. It’s all there for you and you will reach it.