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Heavy Load

26 Mar

The things we must face change every day. There can be unexpected developments that suddenly alter the road ahead, and make it necessary for us to change our plans. When things don’t work out the way we thought they would, or something serious goes wrong, there may suddenly be more to carry than we planned on. Problems arise, details get in the way, and complications creep in that make the way forward, if not impossible, certainly more difficult than we want. We already have responsibilities and things we must attend to, and when there’s a change in the road ahead, it may make getting them done more difficult. Let’s say there’s a huge field covered with rocks and it’s our job to pick them all up and move them. All we have is a big bag to carry them in and each rock we pick up and add makes the load heavier. After a while, the bag may become too heavy to carry and we have to drag it behind us, until in the end, we can’t move. When lots of things go wrong and we have to navigate through, it’s like picking up rocks along the way and trying to manage them all. If we can’t solve the problems as they arise, we add them to the bag, until we get to a point where we can’t handle any more. But we never have to carry a load that’s too heavy for us. We don’t have to solve everything right away. We can carefully evaluate what we can do, and if we can’t resolve an issue right now, instead of carrying it along with us, we can set it aside for later. When our situation clears, we can go back to the issues waiting for us and begin to unravel them, one at a time. We can decide what’s most important, and let the others things wait. With patience and wisdom, we will make the best decisions moving forward, and reach the goals we most desire.

Lots of people have lots of opinions about the way things should go. They may tell us we should be able to handle more than we’re managing, or that we need to solve every problem as soon as it appears. They are entitled to their opinions, and even if they are important to them, it doesn’t mean they must be important to us. We don’t need agreement or permission to set our own course. We have all the intelligence and inspiration we need to find the way forward, and reach any destination.

There may be times when we must deal with a lot of complicated, difficult pieces to a hard situation. When there’s a lot going on it can be challenging to find the answers we need. If we step away from the fray and take some time to see the situation objectively, our vision will clear and we will see the road ahead. We are completely capable of handling anything that comes to us. There isn’t anything that can hold us back indefinitely. We can trust ourselves to find all the answers we need, and manage every situation competently, and move forward toward success.

Today if you’re dealing with a lot of complex and difficult issues and you’re confused and concerned about finding your way, step back and look at the situation openly. All the answers you need are already there for you. Let your vision clear and the road ahead will arise. You are incredible and strong, and will always find your way. Nothing is out of reach, and you will succeed.

Facing Fear

24 Mar

Every day is a new beginning and we never know what will happen. We have wonderful, amazing days, some boring times, and a lot of average and predictable moments. Sometimes we might face a very difficult, frightening and unsettling situation. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, everything can change in an instant. When we’re up against a big challenge that tests our stamina and courage, and we aren’t sure what to do, we may feel overwhelmed, and for a moment, may be scared out of our minds. If we’re so unsettled that we can’t think, we can stop and let everything sink in until we begin to comprehend what’s going on and start to form our next steps. Fear is a natural response to threatening or alarming situations. It may come over us quickly but it doesn’t mean we’re weak or incapable. When our fight or flight reflex has been triggered, our survival instincts are on high alert. We can run and cower, and try to hide, but the most effective response to fear is to face it openly and see everything clearly. The situation may be worse than we imagine, or it might be more workable than we first thought. By facing it head on we can clearly look at the whole picture and begin to formulate a plan. There is great power to be gained by standing firm and looking straight into the abyss. We have more courage and stamina than we think we have, and there isn’t anything that can overcome us. By calmly and bravely looking at everything, we will see the way forward, and find our footing. The world is full of surprises and there may be times we are taken off our guard. But we are powerful and wise, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can stop us.

When we go through routine days, we may begin to believe our lives are predictable, and in some ways they may be. We mostly know where we’re going, and may be sure of what will occur along the way. However, we only have control over our own personal decisions, and there are many others making choices we may know nothing about that cause ripples in the water and knock us off course. Unforeseen things may happen, we may be shocked by a sudden turn, and the road we were on may completely disappear. We are strong and can modify our direction when things change. We can find our way forward, no matter what comes.

The world is a big place and sometimes what happens in lands far away may impact our personal lives. Diseases travel around the globe, and unexpected problems arise. We are flexible and wise enough to figure out what to do in any situation. We can be proactive and care for ourselves, and do what is needed to make sure we’re safe. Nothing stays the same forever, and no matter what complications come, in time they will modify and we’ll be able to continue ahead. We already have everything we need to succeed, and with patience and wisdom, will find our way.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult situation and you’re afraid you won’t survive, trust yourself. Look at everything openly and stand strong. You are a great asset to the world and there isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident and be sure. You are amazing, and nothing will keep you from success.

Breaking Apart

13 Mar

Lots of things go right in our lives every single day. Sometimes everything sails along without a care, and we’re relaxed and happy. Change is always constant and nothing can remain the same forever, and eventually something will modify our plans, and our lives may be turned toward difficulty or pain. Bad experiences will come our way whether we’re ready for them or not. Life is filled with all kinds of undefined complications, and when they hit us out of the blue, we may feel lost and broken for a time. Everything we thought we could count on may break apart, and we may be left standing alone, bereft and uncertain. It may feel our world has dissolved in front of us and we have no idea how to continue on. Bad things may happen, we may be devastated, and the road ahead may be fuzzy and unclear. It’s not easy to find our footing when it feels like the rug has been pulled out from under us and we’re standing in mid-air, struggling to touch the ground. Even in our most difficult times, we always have what we need to survive. We have incredible reserves of courage and stamina inside ourselves, and when we need them, can reach deep and claim them. There will never be a time when things get so bad that we’ll crumble and disappear. We are stronger than we imagine, and nothing, absolutely nothing can hold us down. Every road will always be there for us, and with determination and strength, we will find our way. Nothing can keep us from our dreams, and no matter what comes, we will succeed.

A bad personal breakup can be devastating. If our feelings for the one leaving us are deep and intimate, we may struggle to breathe when they walk away. The pain may be intense and for a moment, we may think we can’t survive. But as each day passes, we get stronger, and in time, we recover. How long that takes depends on a lot of variables, but no matter if it’s one week, one month, or a whole year, we will get through. We can take things one step at a time, and build on each success until we feel whole and complete once again.

When everything changes all at once we may need time to process what’s happened and figure out what to do next. We can’t do everything at the same time. If we step back, and take a breath, we can let our minds rest for moment. There will always be many possible options for the way forward, and we can look at them all and decide which is best. We can’t control what will come to us, but we always have control over ourselves. We know what we want and with patience, and persistence, we will find our way.

Today if your world has tilted and everything has broken apart, take the time you need to see everything clearly. Life is uncertain, but you are strong and nothing can hold you in place. Consider every possible road ahead, and choose your next steps. You are incredible and strong, and every dream is still there for you. Have faith. You will prevail.

Fearless

6 Mar

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next. Things go right, and things go wrong. Sometimes we’re surprised by a turn of events, and when they turn in ways that are difficult or daunting, we may be concerned or fearful we cannot face them. A lot can go wrong when we least expect it and if the rug is quickly pulled out from under us, we may be stunned and for a moment be unable to move. Fear is a natural emotion we all experience from time to time. Even the most courageous and brave among us is not immune. Our innate fight or flight reflex will be triggered at some point, and we may be rattled. When we’re unsure and worried, when the future is uncertain, and we don’t know what to do next, fear often enters the equation. It can paralyze us and make it impossible to think. But we are intelligent and have all the wisdom we need to figure out any problem or complication. It doesn’t matter if everything goes wrong, it doesn’t matter if the road we were on has disappeared, or if what’s happened is beyond what we can process right now. There will always be options before us and every answer we need will be there. We can take the time necessary to consider everything, decide on our next steps and confidently choose what we will do. Nobody is fearless, but when fear comes, we need not let it overcome us. We are more powerful than we think we are, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. The future is always unknown, but nothing will happen we can’t manage. Every goal will still be there for us, even if we have to reconfigure how we’ll reach it. Life may throw us for a loop, but we are flexible and smart, and can bend to adjust. The destinations we desire are still there, and with confidence and assurance, we will reach them.

We’re always in control of ourselves and our personal lives, but we have no control over anything else. Illness, calamity, accidents, unforeseen roadblocks, and endless other complications will come. Even if we sequestered ourselves and tried to hide from the world, there would still be risk of some sort that things will go wrong. Nothing is ever certain and change is constant. But we are strong and capable, and can trust ourselves to manage whatever we must, and find our way through.

There is no way to know what tomorrow will bring. Even if we try to prepare, everything may change and all our preparations may be for naught. Our plans may fail, others may let us down, and at times it may feel the whole world is conspiring against us. It will never be true that there is no way out. There will always be another door and another road ahead. We can be sure of our ability to find the answers we need, and move forward with determination and confidence. We already have everything we need to accomplish our goals, and find complete happiness.

Today if your world has been rattled and you’re afraid you won’t succeed, trust yourself. You are smarter and more capable than you think. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Be sure of yourself, and step forward with confidence. Everything is possible, and nothing can keep you from success.

Beyond Imagining

6 Jan

There are billions of people in the world. There have been uncountable numbers of them since the dawn of time, each living their own lives uniquely and individually. It’s hard to comprehend the vast scope of humanity and the endless varieties of expression and choice. When we think of how huge it all is, we may feel insignificant and hardly worth a glance. If we aren’t famous or in some way notable, it may seem that we are often overlooked, others aren’t aware of us and our lives are meaningless. But that isn’t true. Every single person who has ever lived, who is alive now, or who will come in the future will bring something new to the world. We are all one of a kind and nobody can now or ever will be able to offer the gifts we have to give. We are worth more than we can imagine and nothing can ever take our value away. Life isn’t always easy and we may encounter a time when everything goes wrong, and we feel worthless and unimportant. But we are essential to the big picture and our influence impacts everything around us. Even if our families neglect us, our friends ignore us, our lovers leave us and it seems nobody cares, we are still worth more than any treasure on the earth or in the heavens. Our worth is never determined or diminished by what happens or the opinions of others. Everything is different because we are here, and nothing can take our place. We don’t have to be loud or famous, we don’t have to find the cure for cancer or get an Olympic gold medal to count. Our presence makes the world richer and every day our light brings something new to everything around us. We can be confident in being ourselves and value every experience we have. We can strive for any goal we desire, but we are perfect just as we are.

There is no way to calculate how much our influence impacts those around us. There are people everywhere we go, and they will see us and hear us as we navigate through our lives. We never know how much a smile or a kind word may mean to someone else. It could change everything for them, and bring them more joy than we may comprehend. One drop of water is a small thing, but given to a tiny, parched plant, may save it from extinction. Everything we do modifies everything around us. We are important, and nothing can replace the good we bring.

Nobody lives in a vacuum. Everything we do touches someone or something, and there is no way for us to live our lives without altering the world around us. Our influence is undeniable and whether it’s positive or negative is up to us. We can make the world better or we can cause contention and hardship. What we decide will determine what comes next. We are in control of our lives, and every choice we make takes us somewhere. We can choose wisely, and find great happiness.

Today if you feel insignificant and unnecessary, remember you are more valuable than you can imagine. You are amazing and important. We all value your influence and want to share your light. Be confident and believe in the power you possess. Your decisions can bring every gift and you will find great joy and success.

Stretching Further

11 Dec

Life is a long journey with countless twists and turns. There are unlimited goals we can achieve and endless destinations to reach, and we can design our lives any way we choose. Every goal is different, and none are the same or require the same amount of work or intensity. When we want to accomplish something easy, it’s a pleasure to push ahead and complete the task. But when we want something more complex that involves a lot of time and effort, it takes more preparedness and determination. We can do anything we really want to do, but if the goal we desire is very complicated and difficult, it may stretch us beyond what’s comfortable. If there are a lot of problems along the way and it seems no matter how hard we work or how focused we are, we make very little progress, it’s easy to feel we can’t do any more. Instead of pushing forward and trying again and again, we may give up and walk away. We can do anything we like and if we want to change our minds about anything, we can at any time. It’s hard to continually have to reach beyond what’s comfortable and if there’s no pay off, easy to give up. But we have deeper reserves than we think we have, and are stronger than we may believe. When we think we can’t do any more, there will still be room to stretch a little further. Sometimes just the tiniest additional move will bring us success. Nobody knows what lies ahead and there is no way to see the end from the beginning. We can trust that no matter how complex the situation may become or how hard it is to take another step, we have everything we need within us to accomplish anything. Every goal is possible and no matter how complex or convoluted the road becomes, we will find our way. We will reach success and find great happiness and satisfaction.

When we’re dealing with a lot of stressful complications, trying to find our way may take all our time and energy. We may have to set our personal goals aside for a time. Setting something down doesn’t mean we’re abandoning it. Change is constant, and nothing stays the same forever. We can objectively look at everything, and make the best decisions regarding our time and effort. When our situation resolves and we’re back on even footing, we can resume our progress toward the goals we desire.

Others around us may ask for our time, our responsibilities may press on us, unexpected details that must be addressed may arise, and we may find ourselves over worked and overwhelmed. We can plan effectively and work hard, but there is no need to run faster than we are able. We can stretch our capabilities as far as possible, and then let the rest go. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need, when we need them, to take us to success.

Today if you’re trying to reach a difficult goal and aren’t sure you can make it, trust yourself. Be confident and stretch a little further. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Take another step. Every dream is possible. The whole world is there for you, and you will succeed.

A Hundred Turns

13 Aug

We can do anything we want in our lives and can change anything at any time. We know what kind of people we want to be, but becoming them isn’t always easy. There may be behavior traits we want to change that keep us from gaining the personal attributes we desire. We’re in control over our lives and can always adjust to fit any model we desire, but those adjustments take time and practice. Maybe we want to stop doing something that’s holding us back, or start doing something that will move us forward. We may try to alter our behavior one time and find success for a short period, only to return to the very thing we are trying to change. It’s unlikely we’ll decide what we want to do and instantaneously gain all the attributes needed to achieve it. Change takes time and repetition. There may be a hundred small turns needed before we are able to gain what we’re seeking. The first time we try we may make one small turn, the second time, maybe five more and so on. Each attempt will get us closer to the goal and if we persist and continue pressing forward, we’ll reach the destination, whatever that is. It would be great if we could just change everything in a moment and move forward, but life doesn’t work that way. It’s unlikely, probably impossible, that things will change on their own to exactly what we want. We must be focused and determined, but everything worth having is worth working for. Nothing we desire is out of reach and we can achieve anything. We can take it moment by moment, moving closer with each step, and find success. We are strong and capable, and nothing is too far or too difficult for us to manage. By staying true to the road ahead, and trusting ourselves, we can reach any goal we desire.

Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. The attempts of others to achieve the goal will give us information about what methods and ideas won’t work. We are intelligent and creative, and if we want to accomplish something, can find a way to make it happen. It may take more time than we thought at the beginning, and it might be harder than we imagined, but if we stay focused and continue forward, we will reach the goal. We have everything we need to be successful at anything we desire. Every blessing is possible and with determination and focus, we will prevail.

It’s hard to be patient when we want something to change and it isn’t happening yet. We may try one way and get stuck, only to have to backtrack and try another option. It doesn’t matter how many times we have to adjust our course. What matters is that our feet are pointed in the direction we want to go. If we keep our eyes trained on the goal and do everything we can to step ahead, we will reach it. Every single dream we desire can become reality. We have everything we need to go anywhere we want.

Today if you’ve been trying to make a change and keep getting hung up, remember each step you take moves you a little closer to the goal. Stay focused and continue. The goal is just ahead and nothing will keep you from reaching it. Every blessing is possible and nothing is out of reach. Keep moving forward. Success is there for you.