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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.

Making It Rock

16 Apr

Life is complex and since we don’t live in a vacuum there will likely be other people around us much of the time. When we’re closely connected to someone else, they may have suggestions about how they think we should live our lives and what we should be doing. It’s easier to nod and agree than to set out on our own, and in an effort to keep things even, we may simply go along. When we’re in a group and everyone is doing the same things, there may be pressure to conform. Following along may keep the peace, but it’s impossible to reach our own destinations by riding in the back seat. Most people feel comfortable when those around them are on the same page and doing the same things. It’s easy to fit in when you look like everyone else. Floating along downstream may be scenic and comfortable but sitting in someone else’s boat won’t take us where we want to go. The destinations we desire can only be reached if we step out on our own and begin toward them. Getting out of a boat is going to make it rock, and some may be unhappy because we’re upsetting the balance. “Why can’t you just sit still and go along” they may ask. Well, we could, but our lives are important, and all our dreams are waiting. When we’re ready to reach them, we can step away from the tide and set out on our own. Support from those close to us would be nice, but we don’t need it to design the way forward. We know what we want, and already possess everything we need to get it. By choosing what’s most important to us and moving toward the goals we most desire, we will gain great happiness and satisfaction. Every single dream is possible, and with conviction and determination, we will make them ours.

Blue is a beautiful color. It’s the color of the water and sky, and it’s pleasing to see. It’s lovely, but if everything we wore and everything we owned was blue, it would become tiresome and boring. Colors are enhanced when they’re accented by their opposites or those next to them on the spectrum. Differences bring depth and interest, and enrich our experiences. We never have to go along with all the “blues” if we want to be something else. Every color and every choice are possible, and we can paint our lives any way we desire.

Life is unpredictable and we never know what will happen next, but we can plan our way forward, moving toward the goals we most desire. Complications will likely come, problems may arise, and the road may get twisted and turned around, but we are intelligent and can find our way forward. Broken pavement doesn’t mean a final stop. We can step around what’s in the way and continue toward the goal. Every destination is possible, and we have all the wisdom and courage we need to reach them all.

Today think about what you want the most, and then take the first step toward the goal. You are amazing and your life is important. Every dream is possible, and you are powerful enough to make them yours. Decide what you want and begin toward the goal. Nothing is out of reach, every dream is waiting, and you have everything you need to succeed. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you.

Valuable

1 Apr

There is value in everything in life. How much value we place on something depends on our paradigms of what things are worth, their rarity, and how much they influence our lives. Simply because something costs a lot of money, doesn’t determine its value in our personal lives. If we don’t like diamonds, the most precious and rare specimen may mean little to us. However, if we love sports, the championship game may carry great worth and bring us intense pleasure. It’s all a matter of perspective. No matter what happens in the world or how much societies change, nothing can ever replace us. The world is filled with messages about how we should be. There is the constant suggestion that in order to count we must have wealth, and possessions, and be noticed and talked about, but none of that really matters. We are unique and specific, and there never has been, nor will there ever be anyone else exactly like us. We don’t have to have anything more than ourselves to be an asset. It isn’t necessary to be good at pretending to be someone else. We can be perfect at being ourselves. We are priceless, and nothing we do or don’t do changes that. We may not be proud of something we did in the past, but we can still be proud of who we are today. Being priceless and valuable doesn’t mean we are perfect. Perfection is unattainable, but we can choose the very best we can be and find great satisfaction in our lives. Every day is a gift and when we live it to the fullest and give our very best, we find intense gratification and happiness. We are all amazing and recognizing our real value, and understanding what a blessing we are to the world and those around us will help us realize our true worth.

In every society there are norms and traditions which are practiced and valued. They may be long standing and highly encouraged. We can follow them and fit in, and go along or we can choose a different road and design our lives going in a new direction. We can be respectful and honor the choices of others, and still make our own. Our lives belong solely to us, and we know what we want. By being true to who we are and moving forward toward the goals we desire most, we will achieve great happiness. Every blessing is possible, and we can make them ours.

Some people think we must look and act a certain way to be valuable. It doesn’t matter what color we are, what kind of clothes we wear, where we live, or who we know. Those are all external markers that have nothing to do with our intrinsic value. We are precious because of who we are. We bring gifts to the world nobody else can offer. Everything we do changes everything in some way. Nothing is more important or treasured than the benefits we bring.

Today if you feel like you don’t matter, and aren’t important, remember you are unique and precious. You enhance the world with the gifts only you can offer. Nothing could ever replace you and we are all blessed by your presence. Stand tall and recognize your personal worth. It’s beyond the value of anything in the world. You are priceless and unreplaceable. Be confident. You are amazing just as you are.

Green Always Wins

16 Mar

We experience many different things as we go through our lives. We may have wonderful periods where everything goes well, and nothing stands in our way. Every day we sail through whatever comes and get to our destinations without worry. But nothing stays the same forever, and times of trial will come. We may face terrible, disastrous events that turn our lives and make us question if we can survive. Life is uncertain and we never know what will happen next. Trying to be prepared is important but until the crisis comes, there is no way to know exactly what to prepare for. Trouble finds us all, and if we’re facing something extreme that is pushing us beyond what we think we can bear, we may think we will never get through, and this will be the end of us. But we are far stronger than we think we are, and no matter where we are or what’s happening, we can take one more step. The worst winter on record with the most destructive ice, deepest snow, and coldest temperatures must surrender to spring. The weather will warm, everything will defrost, and green will always win. No winter storm is more powerful than the dawn of springtime. The same is true in our lives. We may go through terrible, difficult, trying days and feel overwhelmed with grief and despair, but spring will come. We may be down, but there isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down forever. The load will lift, the sun will shine, and we will find our way. By trusting ourselves and having faith in the future, we will conquer every challenge. There is greatness in all of us. We will be tested but we will not break. We are more powerful than we realize and already have everything needed to overcome anything we must. Every destination is still there for us, and with persistence and determination, we will reach every goal.

If we’ve been extraordinarily hurt by loss or death, or something that has taken us by surprise and turned our lives upside down, we may suffer greatly. We may try to move past the pain, but grief is a powerful emotion with its own timetable. It will take as long as it takes. While we’re struggling to get through, we may feel exhausted, and there may be moments of hopelessness. But nothing is permanent – not even the worst experiences of our lives. Things will change, we will get stronger and in time, find happiness again.

A long, painful journey may test our endurance and push us hard. We may experience things we do not dream we could overcome, but we will prevail. Trials will come and they will strengthen us, trouble will teach us, and we will reach the distant shore. We have all the courage, wisdom, and strength we need to get through anything that happens. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’re in a very difficult situation and feel overwhelmed, trust yourself. You have already conquered many difficult days and you will prevail. Nothing is strong enough to keep you from success. Be confident, and step forward with courage and certainty. Every dream is still there for you, and you will make them yours.

Freedom

11 Mar

We are in control of our lives and can do anything we like, but there are a lot of distractions around us all the time. People come and go and ask for our time and effort, we have responsibilities to attend to, and it may seem there is a never-ending list of things we need to do. We are very capable and can manage anything we must, and our lives are a reflection of all the choices we make. There are endless suggestions and advertisements around us about how we should be living, what we should be doing, where we should go, and what success means. We can certainly listen to anything we like, go here and there, follow this lead and that, and skip around indefinitely trying to figure out what to do next. Our personal freedom is very important but it’s hard to feel free when we’re constantly doing what someone else decides. If we aren’t sure about what we want, it’s unlikely that doing what everyone else chooses will help us find it. We are intelligent and if we stop and give ourselves time to think before we jump, we will discover what is most important to us. By exercising personal discipline, we will unlock our personal freedom. It seems counterintuitive that discipline leads to freedom but it’s the only way to find out who we really are and what we really want. It’s fun to go freewheeling around from time to time, but we cannot move forward by moving in a hundred directions. Every goal we desire is possible and by focusing on the road ahead, we can reach success. We can trust ourselves and move forward with confidence. We are more powerful and wise than we imagine, and already possess everything we need to go anywhere we want.

When we’re in control of our lives we feel strong and confident. If we’re following through on choices we most want, the road ahead will open, and we’ll be able to proceed. There will be few times when everything goes exactly the way we want it to, and we perform perfectly. Everyone falters and stumbles sometimes but falling doesn’t mean we’ve failed. We have endless chances to get up and start again. By trusting ourselves and believing we will prevail, we can continue forward, sure of success.

If we’re pondering a goal but aren’t quite committed, we may think about it, talk about, plan for it, and do nothing as we wait to decide. Dreams are great but they can’t become reality unless we do what is needed to make them ours. It’s nice to think about being strong and fit, but if we never exercise, we’ll never get there. By deciding what we want, and then disciplining ourselves in ways that help us achieve it, we will find great satisfaction and freedom. Every possibility is there for us. We need only decide how we want to proceed.

Today if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t moved forward, begin now. Plan your life in ways that will help you achieve what you want most. You are capable of accomplishing anything. Every single dream is possible. Be confident and step forward. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.