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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.

Treasure

2 Aug

Everyone has their own opinions about everything in life. We like certain things, we understand other things, and we deal with what we don’t appreciate. We make our own personal judgments and we’re entitled to our own ideas and interpretations. We’re all unique and see things through individual filters. What one person sees as a benefit another may view as a problem. There are endless perceptions and the world is filled with differences. We may find ourselves in a situation where someone sees us in a negative light. They may not appreciate our point of view, or how we look, or present ourselves, and they may deride or criticize, telling us we are worthless. Their comments may pierce us deeply and hurt, and if we aren’t confident, we may believe what they say. Everything we do and everything we say expresses who we are, either positive or negative. Some people find satisfaction in belittling others and making them feel small and insignificant. They like to muscle over them, deriding and humiliating as they push them aside. People may do and say anything they like, but they can never change the truth. No matter what someone may think or how demeaning they may be, we will still be valuable and worthwhile. Nothing can change that. We are unique treasures, here to give gifts to the world only we have to offer. There are no words or actions that can take that away. The opinions of others don’t diminish our influence or our goodness. Each of us is priceless and of unlimited worth. We can be confident and strong, and bring light to those around us. The world is blessed because we are here, and nothing will ever change that.

There are all kinds of people and there will likely be times when we interact with someone we don’t like. Maybe they grate on our nerves, or annoy us with their behaviors, or we don’t understand their views. It’s normal to have differences from time to time, and it may be difficult to deal with someone. We’re all unique and we won’t always blend well together but even when we don’t, we can still honor them. There is nothing to be gained by pointing out flaws, or demeaning anyone because they don’t match our way of thinking. We can be respectful and kind, even when we disagree, and extend the hand of friendship.

If someone has made it clear they don’t think much of us, and takes every opportunity to explain how we don’t measure up, it’ll be hard to interact with them. They can have their own views, but we don’t need to internalize them and make them ours. We can remember how valuable we are, and continue forward with confidence, trusting that we are making a positive impact on the world around us. There is greatness in all of us, and we are worth more than we imagine.

Today if someone has made you feel insignificant and worthless, remember there is nobody else like you in the entire creation. You are a unique and valuable treasure, and we’re all blessed by your influence. Your voice is important and you bring richness to the whole world. Be strong and go forward with confidence. You are a gift to us all, and everything is better because you are here.

Bringing the Light

11 Jul

We face lots of ups and downs, victories and disappointments, and endless developments each day of our lives. Nothing is certain and few things are guaranteed. We can’t read the future and there is no way to predict what will happen next. There are decisions being made by others around us that may impact our choices, and developments occurring constantly that may get in our way. Sometimes no matter how hard we try or how well we plan, the lights go out and we get stuck. When things get dark and we’re unsure about what to do next, it can be hard to find the steps forward. Do we give up on the goal and surrender to defeat, turn around and go back, or try to keep pressing forward despite what’s happened? Darkness can be overpowering. When we can’t see ahead and there is no way to tell which way we should go, we can feel disoriented and lost. But we never need to panic because no matter how bleak it seems or how dark it gets, we have all the light we need inside us. Nothing can completely extinguish the wisdom and power we carry with us every moment. We may lose our footing for a time, and we may get turned around trying to find the way forward, but everything we need to succeed is already there. When the darkness comes, we can always bring the light. We have it with us continually, no matter where we are or what comes. All the answers we need are there and with confidence and clarity we will find them. There will never be a time so dark and shadowy that we get lost forever. We always have the light we need and can call on our personal wisdom and intellect to find the way ahead. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place. We are capable and strong, and can do anything we desire.

Just when we feel we’ve got things figured out, something may happen that changes everything. It’s not always easy to modify our plans and if the turn is severe, we may believe we can’t succeed. But there are countless roads to every destination and we are smart enough to find them. We may have to change direction, or backtrack and start again, but nothing can keep us from success.

Young trees are able to bend and flex when strong winds arise. As they grow, they become more solid and if their branches become very stiff, when the winds blow, they may break. If we are immovable in our choices and refuse to bend when problems arise, we may be unable to progress. Holding fast to our first choice and refusing to alter our course when things change may keep us in place and prevent us from reaching the goal. We can be flexible and embrace new ideas when we get stuck and with patience and perseverance, continue forward. Every success is possible and we have everything we need to prevail.

Today if things have gotten dark and cloudy and you’re not sure about how to proceed, all the answers you need are already there for you. Trust yourself and the road ahead will open. All the light you need is there inside you. Pull on it, draw from it, and step forward. You are powerful and strong, and nothing will keep you from success.

Taking Time

27 Jun

When we’ve been through a seriously painful event, we may suffer greatly. The death of a loved one, a terrible and difficult break-up of a relationship, or a personal and deep betrayal from someone we trusted, may bring us intense sorrow and serious anguish. It takes time to process painful and difficult changes and find a way to manage them. Pain and grief have their own timetables, and how long it takes us to adjust to our new reality is different for every person and every situation. It’s impossible to predict how long it will take until we feel settled again. Nobody wants to suffer for a long time but there are no rules for coping with grief and sadness. We must take things as they come and do our best to continue forward each day. We can always control what we do but we can’t always control how we feel. Recovery will take the time it takes, but no matter how hurt we are or how desperate things may seem, healing will come. Change is constant and nothing can stay the same forever, not even suffering. If we’ve been struggling for a long time, we may feel we should be further down the road, but we are changing a little every day and in time, no matter how long that takes, we can overcome anything. Life is filled with unexpected developments and if we’ve been surprised by a painful and disappointing experience, we can trust that no matter how difficult it is today, we will find our way through. We’re stronger than we think we are and nothing is powerful enough to overcome us. Every blessing is still there for us and we will find peace and happiness again.

Heartbreak comes in many forms. When we’ve been heartbroken, no matter what the circumstances are, we can find our way through in our own way and in our own time. There is no need to rush and we can take all the time necessary until we feel whole again. Nobody knows our deepest sorrows better than we do, and we can move forward one step at a time. Being patient and allowing time to find our footing again will enable us to heal and proceed again with confidence. Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, and no matter what we’re facing, we have everything we need to prevail.

Some people may try to push us forward in an effort to alleviate our suffering. They may make all kinds of suggestions or give us advice about how to let go and move forward. We can listen to whatever they offer, but we know what we need and can trust ourselves to find our next steps. Pain gives us patience, and we learn how resilient and strong we are as we navigate through it and continue forward. We are powerful and capable, and nothing can hold us down forever. We already have everything we need to prevail and find all the answers.

Today if you’ve been through a serious and painful event, and feel lost and frozen in place, give yourself time to think and rest. There’s no rush to get through. Stand still until you feel ready to move forward again. You are strong and wise, and nothing will overcome you. Trust yourself and take another step forward. Every dream is still there, every blessing is possible, and you will prevail.

Wearing the Coat

6 Jun

Everyone has their own defined ideas about life and how things should go, and we interpret everything we experience through our own personal filters. What looks a certain way to one person can seem entirely different to another. There is no definite right or wrong in the way we translate what’s happening around us and we each decide how we’ll incorporate the outside world into our own personal understanding. If we’re able to be objective, we often find it easier to process whatever is going on, even if it’s highly charged or difficult to manage. However, sometimes our emotions get in the way and we may not be able to see past how we feel to find the way forward. If we’re intensely affected by developments around us, we may feel overcome by our feelings and frozen in place. Like a heavy coat weighing us down, we may be so emotionally involved we can’t think straight. If we’re deeply hurt, feel betrayed or have suffered a big loss, we may feel paralyzed and unable to move. Difficult times and painful complications can burrow deep within us and before we can step forward and begin to dig out from under, we must find a way to navigate through the emotional storm we may be feeling. Deep sorrows and intense anguish take time to process, and we can take all the time we need. There is no need to rush to get back on our feet. We can stand still for a moment, look at the situation clearly, and begin to find our footing. Whatever is pressing before us will wait. We already possess everything we need to get through whatever comes. There is sufficient wisdom and courage within us to find our way forward. Life can be difficult and we may slip under water a little, but we have all the resources necessary to rise above and catch our breath. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. Every road we need will appear and we will find the way forward.

There are things we may think we could never survive. However, we have all the strength and intelligence we need to overcome anything that may happen. Even if our whole world fell apart and everything we thought was true turned out to be a mirage, we would find our way through. Great sorrows may come, great disappointments may arise, and we may have to face our greatest fears. But no matter what happens we are powerful enough to find the road ahead.

When we’re overcome with emotion, the way forward may be cloudy and unclear. We can express all the sadness we need to, get it all out, and then open our eyes to the possibilities ahead. There will always be another day and another chance to find our way. There isn’t anything we can’t do and no matter how dreadful things may seem, nothing can keep us from finding happiness again.

Today if you’re suffering and are overcome with grief, trust yourself. This is just one moment. Your whole life is ahead and nothing can keep you from reaching happiness again. Every blessing will come and you will find the road you seek. Let the emotional coat fall away and take a deep breath. You are more powerful than you realize and success is just ahead. Take one step forward. Every blessing you desire is waiting.