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Trusting the Tide

7 Sep

Life is unpredictable and nobody knows what will happen next or how things will develop. We may be happily sailing along without any concerns when suddenly something changes unexpectedly, and we’re thrown into a fog of confusion and uncertainty. We can only control our own decisions and there are lots of people making choices we know nothing about, that may affect us and stop us in our tracks. When everything turns upside down and we can’t see the road ahead, we may feel surrounded by trouble and lost. The oceans are very big and powerful. Each has a tide that is consistent and constant. No matter what happens in the world, the tide continues to reach the shore. Big storms may cause them to swell and take over the beach, but no storm lasts forever, and eventually everything will settle. We can trust that the rhythm of the tide will continue non-stop until the end of time. When we’re going through extremely difficult and challenging times, when it’s hard to see the way forward and we feel overwhelmed and unsure, it may seem we’ll never get through and instead be frozen in place. We may doubt our ability to manage what’s happening and wonder how we’ll ever find our way again. But we are stronger, wiser and more powerful than we think we are, and nothing can hold us down forever. Like the constant tide, we can trust that no matter where we are or what’s gone wrong, we will find the answers. We will always, every single time, find the way ahead. By remembering how much we’ve already overcome we will find the strength and temerity to stand strong and step forward. Every success is still there for us, and with patience and determination, we will reach them all.

Nobody knows everything and we may face a situation that is so confusing and threatening, we feel it’s impossible. There is too much going on and too much to comprehend all at once. We don’t have to figure everything out in three seconds. If we can’t process what’s going on, we can step back and take the time we need to see everything objectively and clearly. There is always a way forward and by openly looking carefully at the situation, we will find it. Life can be hard, but a big, unexpected turn to the left doesn’t mean we can’t proceed. We are intelligent and capable, and will prevail.

We may face a time when our very worst, dreaded dreams come true. The one thing we thought we could never survive has happened. What do we do now? We can try to hide from the situation, go to bed and pull the blankets up over our head, but refusing to look at problem will never solve it. It will remain until we face it and take it apart piece by piece and find the answers we need. There isn’t anything we can’t do. Like the constant tide, we can trust that no matter what comes, we will find our way through. Life is complicated, but we are smart. Every blessing awaits, and we will make them ours.

Today if you’re facing an extremely difficult situation and you feel overwhelmed, trust yourself. You are powerful and wise and nothing, absolutely nothing can overcome you. Be confident and stand strong. The whole world is blessed because you are here. Show us your best and step forward. There is great success just ahead. Keep your eyes on the goal and you will win.

Long Way Around

22 Aug

Life is full of challenges and everyone’s experiences are different. What one person sees as a trial, another may see as an opportunity. We’re all unique and our interpretations of what is happening differ from one to another. Everyone has their own ideas about how things should go and what they want to accomplish, but the road isn’t the same for everyone. Although we know what we want to do, sometimes our vision of how to get there gets cloudy. If we have many responsibilities and lots of complications going on, even the shortest journey can be difficult to achieve. Although we can see where we want to go, due to circumstances around us or others involved, instead of moving straight ahead, we may need to take the long way around to get there. We have complete control over our own decisions, but nobody lives on a deserted island, and there may be lots of other people making choices that prevent us from proceeding as we’d like. It’s hard to be patient and turn away from the goal we want, and it may seem the way ahead is so complicated and tangled, we’ll never succeed. But nothing stays the same forever and change is constant. We may need to change direction for a time, but whatever is happening will eventually change, and we’ll be able to move forward. Every destination is possible but they won’t all be possible today. We can set things aside and work on something else until our circumstances change. There isn’t anything we can’t do and with patience and clarity, we will prevail.

Some things take a lot of work and focus to accomplish. It’s impossible to see the end of the road from the beginning, and we may find the way ahead is far more complex and difficult than we first perceived. If we don’t have all the tools we need to get there when we start, we can take time to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to proceed, and then start again. There is no rush to reach the goal and we can move forward at a pace that allows us to manage every complication and detour. We are intelligent and wise, and can figure out anything we must to reach success.

Other people in our lives may not agree with the choices we’re making, and may advise us against proceeding. We can certainly listen to any advice that’s offered, but our lives are ours to design. We already know what we want, and no matter how complex or difficult it may be to reach the goal, we have everything we need to move forward. If we need help, we can ask for it. If we need more information, we can get it. There is greatness in us, and nothing is out of reach. By being confident and trusting ourselves, even if the road is long and twisted, we will find our way forward.

Today if the goal you want to achieve is far away and the road ahead is complicated and long, trust yourself. There isn’t anything you can’t manage. Failure will only come if you stop moving forward. Every destination is possible and all your dreams are there for you. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward. You are stronger, wiser and more powerful than you imagine. Success is waiting, and you will reach it.

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.

Wide Open

26 Jul

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives, and each choice brings a result and a change of some sort. We’re in control of every decision and can do anything we like, go anywhere we want, and set any goal we desire. If we’ve been in the same situation for a long time, we may forget there are endless options waiting we can choose at any time. If we don’t like where we are we can certainly move to someplace more appealing. But routines and repetitious patterns are powerful and we may reach a point where we believe we cannot move. If we’ve been in a dysfunctional relationship for a long time and want something more, we can step back and move on. If we’re in a job that isn’t meeting our desires, is unfulfilling and doesn’t give us the growth we want, we don’t have to remain. We may think we can’t change and that our future will only be a continuation of our present, but that will only happen if we choose it. There is now, and always will be, the possibility of doing something different. There are endless choices available every single moment. We are the only people on the whole planet powerful enough to hold us in place. Our futures are never determined by our past or our present. Everything is possible, wide open and waiting. We need only decide what we want to do. It’s easy to stay in place even if we’re not happy. We know the players and pretty much what will happen, and stepping out into something new can be intimidating. But our happiness is important and if we want something more or something different, we can have it. Our lives belong solely to us and we may design them any way we like. Nothing is out of reach and everything is possible.

Nobody is perfect and at some point, we may make a big mistake. We may make a mistake so big and far reaching, we believe it will change our lives and hold us down forever. If we make a wrong turn and upend our lives with turmoil and trouble, it will be difficult to navigate. But nothing lasts forever. No matter what’s happened or what we’ve done, everything will eventually settle again. There is no mistake bad enough to define our futures. Whatever has been broken can be amended. We have all the intelligence and wisdom necessary to understand what is needed to get through any situation that arises. Nothing is permanent but death, and if we’re still breathing, we can design the road ahead. By being courageous and trusting ourselves, we can correct our course, and start again.

There may be great expectations from family or associates about what we will do as we move forward. They may have plans and designs for our future that have nothing to do with what we want. Maybe there is a powerful tradition involved, or maybe there are family assumptions about following a certain path. We can do anything we like, but our future belongs to us. We never have to take any road we don’t want, no matter what others think. We have specific gifts to offer nobody else possesses, and be being true to who we are and what we want, we will bring great light and promise to the world.

Today if you think your future has been decided by what has already happened, think again. You are in control of your life and nothing can hold you down. Decide what you want the most and then take the first step toward it. Every possibility is there for you and nothing is too far or too difficult to reach. Trust yourself and be confident. You have so much to offer and will bring great light to us all. Move forward and be sure of success. It’s already there waiting and you will reach it.

Front Seat

14 Jul

Lots of things are happening all around us every single day of our lives. We only have control over our own decisions, and sometimes things develop in ways we never expect. We may end up somewhere we never intended to go and all we can do is endure the situation until it changes. When things out of our control affect us negatively, we may begin to feel beset and helpless. Other people may make decisions that block our way forward, and we may feel we have no control over anything. Everything may go upside down and we might feel caught up and unable to move, but we will always have control over ourselves. By focusing on what we can control we will feel more empowered and able to cope until things right themselves again. We are in the front seat of our lives. We know what we want and if the road ahead gets blocked and we can’t move, we can stand strong until the door opens again and we can proceed. Life is full of uncertainty and there is no way to know what will happen next, but we can trust ourselves and be confident that eventually we’ll find the way forward. We are more powerful than we imagine and nothing is out of reach. By being patient and keeping our eyes on the goal, when opportunities present themselves, we will be ready to move ahead. Success will always be there for us and with determination and focus, we will reach it.

The world is a big place and what happens in one location may have far reaching consequences in another many miles away. There is no way to know what everyone is doing and we may find that something that was decided far away from us is impacting are ability to accomplish our goals. Inflation, gas prices, unrest, wars in foreign lands, and other uncontrollable events may impact how we move forward and what we’re able to do. It’s very frustrating to feel restrained because of forces beyond our reach, but we know who we are and can find our way through. We can decide what we’ll do and how we’ll proceed, and although we may be delayed, nothing can keep us from success.

Nobody can see the end of the road from the beginning. Unforeseen complications and problems may arise, there may be twists and turns we didn’t expect, and we may have to stand still and wait for something to change before we can continue forward. Life is complicated but we are intelligent and capable.  There isn’t anything we can’t overcome, and no problem we can’t solve. Every answer we need is already there for us and with clarity and wisdom, we will be able to unravel anything that comes and move toward the goal.

Today if the road ahead is difficult and complex, focus on the things you can control. You are in the front seat and driving the train. You know what you want and have everything you need to prevail. Trust yourself and stand strong. Every blessing is still there for you and nothing can hold you in place forever.  Be confident and step forward. You are amazing and every success is there for you.