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Whisper

21 Apr

Difficult challenges and trials are a natural part of our experiences here on earth. Nobody gets a continually charmed life where everything always goes well, and they never suffer. There are ups and downs in every life, hard times and easy times, and we may face extreme and serious problems. When trouble comes, and we feel pushed to the limit and unsure we can endure another moment we may believe we are doomed, and failure is inevitable. In those moments, even if we’re convinced we will not survive, there will be a tiny whisper in the back of our minds that tells us we can take another step. It may be small and quiet, but it will be there, always ready to comfort and cajole us to keep trying. No matter how sure we are of imminent disaster, there will always be the possibility of success. Even if it’s dark and the clouds above us are black and threatening, even if the wind is punishing and it’s hard to see, the road will still be there for us beckoning us forward. There isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us in place forever. We may need to stop and take a breath, we might need to rest and regroup, but with determination and focus, no matter how hard the journey is, we can prevail. Hard times will come, and we will surely be tested. We may have no idea at the beginning how we will get through, but we don’t have to see the end of the road to trust that it’s there for us. We can take one small step forward, and then take another. As we unravel each complication, we will get stronger and the road ahead will open a little more. In time, however long that takes, we will get through and the sun will shine on us once again. Every problem has a solution and every trial will end. No storm can last forever. We are stronger and more courageous than we think we are, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can overcome us. By trusting ourselves and believing we will prevail, we will succeed.

Some people delight in the suffering of others. They may laugh when we fall down, and ridicule us because we’re struggling to work through something difficult. It’s hard to understand what their motivation is, but their words mean nothing. Support from those around us is certainly beneficial when we’re trying to overcome a hard challenge, but if we don’t have it, we can manage whatever comes on our own. Every answer is already there for us, and with patience and determination we will find the way ahead.

We may face a situation that takes a long time to resolve. No matter what we do, we may not be able to improve things quickly. It’s hard to endure suffering for a long time, and we may grow weary. We can always give up and walk away, letting go of whatever it is we’re trying to accomplish, but turning away from success will never bring it to us. If we need to rest, we can, and then start again when we’re ready. Every single destination is there for us, and we have everything we need to win.

Today if you’re facing a big challenge, and aren’t sure how you can survive, trust yourself. You are stronger and more powerful than you imagine. Listen to that whisper that says you can prevail. Be confident and stand strong. Take one step forward and stay focused the road ahead. Every success is waiting, and you will reach it.

Here Ya Go

26 Mar

There are lots of people who come and go in and out of our lives. We make contacts and connections, build relationships, and interact with them continually. We may only wave in passing, or they may be important and integral to our daily lives. We’re all sharing time on the planet and each of us is experiencing our own personal events. It’s good to have others who support us when things go wrong to offer help and advice, and we can be there when someone else needs us. Our connections to one another run deeper than we think, and our presence may be all that’s needed to help someone over a trial. Everyone gets the opportunity to experience problems and trouble, and we all struggle from time to time. Our lives are our own responsibility but if we’re overwhelmed with something, and someone we trust and rely on shows up, we might try to transfer the issue over onto them. We may imagine that since they care about us, they won’t mind taking on the extra burden, and believe they could manage it better than we could anyway. We may say, “Here ya go,” pass it off to them, dust off our hands, and walk away. It’s nice to think others will willingly handle all our messy, difficult problems, but our lives belong to us, and our problems are our responsibility. We own them, even when we try to give them away. Nobody wants to face problems. Nobody wants to suffer, but this is real life, not fantasyland, and things are going to go wrong. It’s never convenient, it’s not fun and we don’t enjoy struggling, but that doesn’t mean we can’t manage the issue. We are stronger and wiser than we might think, and there isn’t anything so hard and complex we can’t figure it out. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we will find our way through whatever comes. We are powerful and capable, and will succeed.

Guilt can be a very useful tool for manipulating others. If we’re asked to do something we don’t want to do, it may be used to get us to change our minds. They may remind us of when they helped us out of a jam, for which we were very grateful. There is always give and take in every relationship, but we’re in control of our lives. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do, and manipulation through infusing guilt into the equation, doesn’t change anything. We can be confident of our decisions, even if others disagree, and continue forward.

There may be times when we’re facing a very difficult problem and don’t know how to manage it. Instead of ignoring it and hoping it will magically disappear, or trying to find someone else who’ll take it, we can reach out for help and advice, and begin unraveling it ourselves. All the answers are there for us, and we are intelligent enough to find them. We can be confident we will prevail and push ahead toward resolution.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. Ask for help and get the information and advice you need. You are more powerful than you realize, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Be confident and stand strong. Every single blessing is there for you. Step forward and claim them.

Spilling Over

25 Mar

Life is complicated. We only have control over ourselves, and there are people everywhere making all kinds of decisions we know nothing about. Those decisions may affect our lives in ways that are difficult and unexpected. One moment we’re moving forward, and the way ahead is clear and unobstructed, and suddenly everything may change, and all we counted on is gone. We may be stunned by what’s happened and unable to move. It’s difficult to grasp extreme turns all at once, and we may need time to fully understand what’s happened. When we’re struggling through a hard time, it can seem like time is standing still. We may feel overwhelmed and convinced there is no way to survive. We’re at the end, the cup is spilling over and there’s nothing left inside us to carry on. Dark days filled with strife and confusion that drain our energy and push us against the wall are challenging at best and may be crushingly hard to endure. Problems come to us all, and they may be severe and extreme, taking everything we have to face them and find our way through. We can’t prevent trouble from coming, but we can trust ourselves that no matter how awful and dire the situation may appear, we will be able to find the answers we need to prevail. Even if everything turns south, everyone abandons us, and we are left standing alone, we can find all the answers we need to get through. We can stand still and take time to see everything clearly and objectively, and remember there will never be a time when there is no way out. Every road will always be there for us and we have all the wisdom we need to find them. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can keep us from success. By trusting ourselves we can find the way forward, and reach every goal.

Some people think problems come because of mistakes we’ve made in the past. They believe life is a big scorecard and every decision determines our fate. While it’s true that every choice has a result, the past can never predict or control the future. Every day is a new beginning, and we are in control of what we do. We can change anything we like and turn in a new direction at any time. Our destiny is ours to design. We know what we want and can reach every goal we desire.

We may face a time of extreme hardship where many things go wrong, and we’re consumed in misery. Hard times come to us all, but nothing lasts forever. Change is constant, and although it may seem impossible that our situation will ever improve, in time, things will modify, and we will find relief. There is always sunshine above the dark and threatening clouds. We are strong and capable, and have everything we need to reach it.

Today if you’re in the midst of trouble and don’t believe you can survive, remember how many times you’ve already overcome adversity. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can hold you down forever. Trust yourself and step forward. Every answer you need is already there for you and you will find them. Every success is waiting, every dream is possible, and you will reach them all.

Not Losing

10 Mar

We all have goals we want to accomplish and dreams we want to make ours. We can do anything we like and with determination can reach any destination we desire. Anything worth achieving is worth working for, but it won’t all come easily. If we really want to succeed, we must be willing to face whatever complications get in the way and figure out how to overcome them. If we are very focused and clear on what we want, when problems or issues arise, we will do what is needed to fix them and stay on track. Continuing forward despite difficult challenges takes patience and determination to succeed. If the road has been long and hard, and we’re tired of the struggle, we may decide we don’t really need to win anymore. Just not losing will be enough. There is a lot of difference between thinking about winning and thinking about not losing. If all we want to do is survive, basically get a “C” in the class, we can take shortcuts and ignore details that are hard to figure out. We can all manage to get through anything but simply getting through and achieving excellence are entirely different scenarios. Our time is valuable and once it’s gone can never be recovered. Wasting it on trying to achieve mediocrity will not enhance us or bring great satisfaction. Just doing the minimum to get to the next step will bring little gratification. There is greatness inside us all, and we have the potential to accomplish amazing things. But potential is unrealized expectations. Just because we’re capable of doing something incredible, doesn’t mean the road to achieving it will be easy, clear, and paved. If we want to become the best we can be, and make our dreams reality, we must be willing to stay the course no matter what comes. Instead of merely wanting not to lose, we must want to win. With focus, clarity, and conviction, we can find great success. We can do anything and go anywhere. The whole world is there for us, and every dream is possible.

Before we step forward in any direction, we must first decide what we want. It’s very hard to push forward toward a destination we don’t really care about. If we aren’t invested in achieving the goal, the first obstacle may knock us down. We know who we are, what we want, and where we want to go. We can decide how we want to proceed, and then do what is needed to reach any goal and make it ours.

It’s easy to coast through life. We can sit back and just let things roll out as they will, and maybe we’ll go somewhere we want, or maybe not. Sitting in the back seat and just riding along is fine if all we want is to take in the scenery. But there are dreams and destinations waiting for us, and by taking control and driving our own train, we can achieve them all. Our lives are ours to design, and with clarity and focus, we can have the lives we desire most.

Today think about what you really want. Once you decide, make a plan, and take the first step forward. You are amazing and powerful and can accomplish anything you desire. Everything is possible, and you already have everything you need to succeed. Be confident. Every dream is possible, and you will win.

Holding On

25 Feb

Everyone wants an easy, happy life where nothing terrible happens and each day is filled with sunshine and joy. But we live in the real world, and nothing is perfect. We will all have precious moments of bliss where everything goes well, but they will never be permanent. Things will change, complications will come, and we’ll face problems and trouble. Everything can change in a moment. The bottom may fall away, and we may be left suspended in confusion, afraid of what will happen next. When everything goes sideways, and the road ahead is dark and filled with uncertainty, we may doubt we can survive. We may believe this is it, this is how we’ll end. But no matter how bad the situation becomes, or how dark it gets, it cannot last forever. If we hold on, and think clearly about what’s happened, the answers we need will appear and we will be able to step forward. Sometimes the only difference between success and failure is the ability to hold on just a little longer. There will never be a situation with no way out. The answers will always be there for us, and if we look, we will see the road ahead. Hard times will come to us all and we may face something we don’t believe we can survive. But we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can overcome us. It may get dark, and the tempest may threaten, but there is sunshine above and if we hold fast to the way forward, it will shine through. Life is full of challenges and tests. We may be pushed to our limit, but we will not be conquered. With patience and faith, we will find every answer we need to prevail and move ahead. Nothing is strong enough to hold us in place forever. We already have everything we need to win.

When pondering life, we may identify some things we don’t believe we could ever survive. The death of someone dear, the betrayal of a lover, the devastation of home and family, and endless other scenarios. Terrible things can and may happen, and there may be moments when all we can count on is ourselves. It may seem impossible to endure at first, but we are stronger than we imagine and will get through. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we can manage anything that comes.

Some experiences are so painful they change us forever. When we’ve suffered through something devastating, our view of life and our part in it may be different as we move forward. It doesn’t mean we’ve lost anything, but that we’ve gained a greater understanding of where we are and the world around us. Change is constant, but we are still in control of our lives and can determine our future. We are intelligent and wise, and with patience and time, we can overcome any disappointment or calamity that has befallen us.

Today if you’re going through a very difficult time and it’s hard to see the road ahead, trust yourself. You are wise and powerful, and nothing can hold you down. Stand firm and look ahead. Every blessing is still there for you. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.