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Stormy Weather

15 Jun

Life is full of ups and downs. We never know what’s around the next curve or what will happen. Everyone wants an easy life filled with peace and pleasure, and we all have times when that’s the case, but nothing is permanent and no matter what we’re experiencing now – good or bad – it’s going to change. The weather will turn, and storms may follow. Sometimes things may go awry because of decisions we’ve made, sometimes because of choices made by someone else, and sometimes we have no idea what went wrong. When the skies darken, and we feel the weight of trouble hanging over us, we may be filled with dread and worry. What now? How do we find our way through this? We may begin to doubt our ability to move forward and feel concerned we won’t be able to prevail. Trouble comes to us all, and sometimes it’s extreme and devastating. But no matter what we’re facing, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to figure out whatever we must. There will never be a situation so complex or tangled we can’t unravel it. We are more powerful and capable than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. No matter what the issue is, we’ll find the answers we need to resolve it and continue forward. By taking our time, looking at all the possibilities available, and trusting ourselves, we will prevail. As much as we may wish for it, life is not a continuous vacation. We will have good times, and we’ll face many tests and challenges. When trials arrive, we can be confident that no matter what’s happened, we’ll find the way through. Storms will come, but nothing lasts forever, and we will win.

We know what we want and when we’re ready to pursue a goal, we can make an excellent plan and begin forward. Things may go well at first and we may move ahead quickly, when suddenly the road stops and there is no way around. Our plans may be fine, but we share the world with a lot of other people who are making decisions and choices that may stop us in our tracks. There will always be many roads and avenues to every destination, and if we can’t continue on the road in front of us, we can find another one. A full stop does not end our journey. It’s merely a delay. We can reroute the way forward and start again.

We may face a terrible disaster that requires all our attention and time. When everything falls apart and we are left standing alone and wounded, we may feel paralyzed and unsure. Serious problems take time to process, and we can stand still until we feel ready to begin again. We can take the issue apart one piece at a time, and with determination and focus we will find our way through. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every goal.

Today if you’re facing a serious complication and you’re worried and unsure, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult problems, and you have everything you need to prevail. Stand firm and trust yourself. Every answer is there for you and nothing can hold you in place. Step forward with confidence. Every dream is still possible, and you will make them yours.

After

10 Jun

Nobody gets a perfect life and we all face challenges and difficult passages that try us and test our strength and courage. When we’re struggling and trying to get through something difficult, our attention is focused on the problem at hand, and as we try to find our way through, we may exert a lot of personal energy into solving it. The problem may be intense, and we might feel overwhelmed as we try to push through it, but as we struggle, we’re gaining behavior traits that increase our understanding of life and give us additional tools to carry forward. It’s hard to believe anything good can come out of a terrible trial, but every experience, even the awful ones, give us something of value to take with us. After the trial is over and we’re on solid ground again, we will be different. Our wisdom will have increased, and we will have more endurance, and a greater ability to cope when things go wrong. The greater the hardship, the greater the blessing in the end. Nobody wants to suffer, but there is much to be gained as we untangle serious complications and find new ways to move through turmoil and strife. Life is all about learning, and we learn the most when things go wrong. Hard times will come to us all. How we handle them and what we learn from them is up to us. If we pay attention, and hold onto every lesson possible, we will be embellished and enriched because of the experience. We may fall down, and doubt our ability to survive, but in truth, there is nothing we can’t manage and overcome with patience and determination. Every blessing is waiting for us and we can claim them all. Life can be hard, and at some point, we may suffer greatly. But by trusting ourselves, and standing firm, we will prevail. Success will always be possible, and nothing can keep us from it.

We share the world with billions of other people. They are infinitely creative and unpredictable, and may do things that hurt us and leave us devastated. Best friends may betray us, lovers may leave us, and trusted associates may lie. We are precious and valuable, and our presence is a gift to the world around us. There is greatness in us, and even if others walk away and leave us abandoned and alone, we will have what we need to move forward and succeed.

We may face a terrible personal disaster that impacts us so greatly it changes the entire course of our lives. No storm can last forever, and when it’s over, we may end up standing on foreign ground with no idea how to proceed. No matter what has happened there will be a way to recover and begin again. We are stronger than we imagine, and nothing can hold us down forever. Every success is there for us, and we will reach them all.

Today if you’re standing in the aftermath of some personal catastrophe and have no idea what to do, trust yourself. You have all the wisdom and intelligence you need to step forward and succeed. Your dreams are still there for you and every destination awaits. Stand tall, and step forward with clarity and confidence. You are amazing and you will succeed.

Digging In

3 Jun

Everyday we face new challenges and make choices about how we’ll proceed. Life is filled with all kinds of experiences, and since we don’t live on a deserted island, there will be others around who may influence us one way or another. We may get all kinds of advice and suggestions, which may be helpful or might be misleading. If someone near us is very powerful and strong willed, they may demand that we follow their suggestions for moving forward. Some people are very smart and confident and may be sure they are steering us in the best direction, and maybe they’re right. Of course, we can listen to any advice we’re given, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Nobody will have our personal insight regarding what we want and how we want to proceed. Taking someone else’s suggestion might be great, or it might not. There will be no way to find out unless we implement whatever they have suggested and try it out. If we follow someone else’s lead, and things go well, terrific. If everything goes bust and we end up in a terrible situation, we may be tempted to blame them for our demise, but we own every decision we make. We choose the roads we’ll travel. We own them whether they bring us happiness or misery. Everyone has their own ideas about life, and each is unique and individual. We know what we want and have everything we need to go anywhere and do anything. We can trust ourselves to choose the best road ahead and find our way to success. If we need more information, we can find it and then step forward on our own path. Others may disagree and criticize our choice, but the choice is ours to make. We can dig in and stand firm on what we want to do and how we will proceed. There is enough courage and wisdom inside us to guide us anywhere we want to go. Success is always there, and we will reach it.

Nobody knows everything. We can only get information that’s available at any moment in time and sometimes we may take a wrong turn because there were facts we were unaware of. We can only see what’s just ahead and there may be twists and turns in the future that hold us back or stop us in our tracks. If the road gets tangled, and we can’t push forward, we can choose another route. There are endless roads to every destination, and with persistence and patience, we will prevail.

Someone may think they know us better than we know ourselves, and if they aren’t in agreement with our plans, may try to dissuade us or obstruct the way forward. They may know us well, but nobody can possibly know what we want better than we do. The road ahead may be difficult, but we are strong. It may be complex, but we are intelligent. Nothing can keep us from any goal we desire, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re getting lots of advice regarding a specific goal, trust yourself. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. You are wiser and more powerful than you imagine, and every destination is there for you. Success is waiting, and with focus and clarity, nothing will keep you from it. Every dream is possible, and you will prevail.

Another Way Around

28 May

We can achieve any goal we desire and go anywhere we like. All options are possible, and there are unlimited things we can do, and endless places we can visit. Nothing is out of reach or too difficult for us to achieve, but we may not succeed our first time out. Even if we’re clear on what we want and have a good plan in place to achieve it, there may be times when the road getting there gets twisted and tangled, and we get stuck going nowhere. When things aren’t working out, we may think we just need to try harder, put in more time, and push with more strength. Those ideas work sometimes, but we may face a situation that no matter what we do, we can’t proceed on the road we’re on. Our plans may be fine but for reasons we can’t explain, they simply aren’t working. We can put our shoulder to the wheel and press harder, but if the road is going nowhere, it will be wasted effort. If we’re working hard and still stuck in the same place, obviously there is a problem. Instead of doing the same things over and over and hoping for resolution, we can stop and look at everything objectively. There are many ways to get to every destination, and we have endless opportunities to try. Sometimes a small adjustment is all that’s needed to pave the way ahead. Other times we may need to rethink the whole plan and come up with an alternative. We can do anything, but not everything will come easily. Complications may snag our progress, and we may get stuck, but nothing is permanent. We are intelligent and capable, and will find the answers we need to reach success. By being open to every possibility, even those that look strange, we’ll be able to find a new way forward that opens all the doors ahead. Success will always be there for us, and with patience and clarity, we will find our way forward.

Nothing stays the same forever. Everything changes and modifies as time goes by. What worked for us last year may not work now. Even if our circumstances are pretty much the same, our options for success may be different. We can let go of what’s behind us, take what we’ve learned from everything we’ve done so far and use that knowledge to help us find the answers we need. Nothing is out of reach and we have everything necessary to find the way forward.

We share the world with billions of other people, all having different experiences. When we’re searching for answers, we can reach out to those around us for advice. The road ahead may be new and foreign to us, but chances are someone else has already traveled it successfully and will have information that will help us. We don’t have to do everything alone. By including others in our search and asking for help, we’ll gain information and guidance that will pave the way ahead and help us reach the goal.

Today if nothing you do moves you ahead, stop and look at all the options possible. There is another way forward that will take you to success. Trust your instincts and step forward with confidence. Nothing is too hard to accomplish or too far away to reach. You are wise and intelligent, and will find the answers you need. Every single goal is possible, and you will reach them all.

Hesitation

26 May

When we’re facing a big decision, we may feel unsure about how to proceed. It’s important to get as much information as we can before we begin. If we carefully uncover as many facts as possible about what the situation is, what may go wrong, and who will be involved, we have a better shot of things working out the way we want them to. Big decisions that may change our lives and take us to unknown destinations will need a lot of thought and preparation before we take the leap. If we take our time, and uncover all the possible outcomes that may occur, we will feel more confident once we step forward. Even if we prepare well, we don’t know what we don’t know. It may happen that there will be unexpected developments that force us to change direction, or unforeseen complications that stop are progress. Nobody can read the future, but if the goal is important and we’re determined to reach it, we will find our way through whatever comes. Change can be uncomfortable, and we may hesitate to continue moving forward if the road becomes difficult. There is no rush to reach success. If we need time to stop and think, we can take it. The destination will still be there when we’re ready to move again. Taking a time out isn’t surrendering to defeat. We have all the wisdom and courage we need to do anything we desire. Some goals are hard to reach, may become tangled up and difficult to navigate, and may take far longer than we anticipated. It’s impossible to see the end of any road from the beginning, but we can move ahead one step at a time and find our way. There isn’t any journey too difficult for us to navigate, or goal too far away for us to reach. Once we’ve decided what we want, we can reach success. Every single dream is possible. By focusing on the way ahead, and choosing to continue forward, we will gain the prize.

Everyone has their own personal timetable for making decisions. Some people like to choose quickly and jump ahead, confident they will be able to face whatever comes. Others prefer to think about their choices a little longer. They want to be sure they’ve uncovered as much information as possible before they begin. What we do and how we do things is a personal expression. We know who we are and what we want, and can decide how we’ll move forward at every step.

It’s difficult to make good decisions if we’re impulsive and impatient. If we jump into situations without thinking, and things go wrong, we can either tough it out and make the best of it, or simply give up. The old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is accurate. If we don’t prepare or plan before we jump headlong into a situation, the odds of success will diminish. Nobody wants to work for nothing. We are intelligent and wise and can make excellent decisions. By taking our time, and choosing wisely, we will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Today if you’re facing a big decision and you’re hesitating because you’re unsure, look at all the facts before you. You are intelligent and capable of making excellent choices. Decide what you want and then take the first step ahead. Every single success is there for you and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and trust yourself. You will succeed.