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Pigs

7 Oct

There are all kinds of people in the world doing all kinds of things. Some are honest and above board, and we can trust them to tell the truth and clearly state their objectives. There are others though, who will do or say anything to get what they want. They don’t care about anyone but themselves and their own objectives, and will change facts to suit their agenda. They may lie to our faces, and adamantly profess they are being completely clear and honest. We may believe what they say, only to discover later that nothing is true. It’s painful and disappointing, and we may be devastated if we find ourselves accomplices in something we do not want and don’t support. Everyone is accountable for everything they do, but that accountability may not occur in the immediate future. Skillful liars and cheats know how to work the system, and those around them. The may perfect their con game in ways that make it hard to expose them, but truth always rises and cannot be held back indefinitely. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change it. It’s still a pig. When all the facts are visible, and every lie is uncovered, we will see things as they truly are. It’s good to trust others, and we are never at fault when our trust has been betrayed. We can face things as they are, accept what’s gone wrong, and correct our course moving forward. Nobody can hold us down forever. Every truth will come to light, and we will find our way forward.

Our families and close friends are important connections. We want to support them and help them when they ask. We may face a time when they want us to go along with something untoward or dishonest. They may decide to cheat to achieve a goal they are seeking, and ask us to help them accomplish it. Although we care for them, doing things that compromise our own personal ethics and standards will not enhance our relationship. We never have to do anything we don’t agree with, and may politely and firmly decline any request.

Some people think honesty and ethics are on a sliding scale. They believe that being honest most of the time is enough and may think if nobody knows what they’re doing, they can break any rule without consequence. That may work for a time, but eventually every fact will be revealed, and every action displayed. There is no way to run from the truth. It is powerful and unstoppable. By choosing well, and holding fast to the standards we set, we can reach every goal successfully, and find great satisfaction and reward.

Today if someone is pushing you to go along with something you don’t agree with, stand firm. You know who you are and what you want. Set the example for truth, and be confident. You are a light to the world, and we’re all blessed because you are here. Show us your best, and every success will be yours.

Faster Faster

2 Aug

Life is full of opportunities and possibilities for success. There are endless options to consider and unlimited chances to achieve anything we want. Most of us will have plenty of time to plan and accomplish many of the goals we desire. We can decide what we want most, make a plan and then begin forward until we reach it. Every dream is possible and with focus and determination, nothing can keep us from reaching any destination. Our lives belong to us and we’re in control of what we do and how we do it, but there may be pressures from others around us to go faster, and push harder to get to the goal as quickly as possible. If we’re intimidated by them, or they have authority over us, we may try to cut corners and skip over steps in an effort to accomplish the goal in ways that satisfy them. We can try to go faster and faster, and we might succeed but rushing ahead without thought or caution might end up working against us in the long run. Doing something half way in order to get there quicker will never bring us satisfaction or excellence. It would be great if we could achieve our goals instantaneously simply because we desire them, but that will never happen. We have to work to get them, and although there may be some paved roads ahead that allow us to move quickly, there will likely be complications and details that require our attention and hold us up. If we ignore problems that creep up, we might be able to get by, but they may come back to bite us in the end. Going faster doesn’t always bring us the best results. We can rush and rush, and push ourselves to the limit, and we might get to the goal quicker, but what we leave undone will remain unfinished until we go back and address it. Every goal is possible but we don’t have to accomplish them all today. By taking the time we need to address any problems or complications, and tie up all the loose ends, we’ll be able to achieve the goal effectively and completely. We are capable of greatness and nothing is out of reach. With wisdom and patience, every destination is possible, and we will reach them all.

We know what we want and can design our lives any way we like, but there are lots of people around us and they may have other ideas. We may get unsolicited advice and told we need to go here or there, or do this or that, which fits someone else’s idea of how we should live. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but they belong solely to us, and nobody completely understands what anyone else wants or needs. We can listen to any suggestions we receive, and then choose what’s best for us. We don’t have to follow anyone else’s ideas or time tables. The road ahead is ours to choose, and we can do anything we desire.

There is a lot of pressure in the world to do more, do it better, and do it faster. We are bombarded with suggestions that we should strive harder and push further, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Our lives belong to us, and we know how we want to live them. By being authentic to our own personal desires, and choosing the roads that take us where we most want to go, we will find great happiness and satisfaction. Every single destination is possible and nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to achieve. We can do things our way, and reach success.

Today if you’re being pushed to go faster to get to a goal, think about what you want the most. Look at all the options possible, and choose the best way forward. You can do things your way and achieve great success. Choose the best roads ahead and step forward with clarity and confidence. You are amazing and capable, and nothing is impossible. You can have the life you dream of, reach every destination and make your dreams come true.

Tattoos

23 Apr

As we go through our lives, we must make millions of decisions, and each one we make brings a result and takes us somewhere. We may continue moving forward on our current path or make a choice that takes us far from where we were initially headed. There are limitless opportunities and we can do anything we like. Most of the time we may try hard and make good decisions that work out well, but we aren’t perfect, and will all make mistakes from time to time. If we make a decision that impacts our lives in very difficult and negative ways and takes us down a road that brings hardship and trial, we may be seriously adversely affected. We might struggle to get past what’s happened and it may seem that one bad decision will stick to us like a tattoo, ever present and never fading. We might falter and things may go seriously wrong, but nothing is permanent. There is no indelible ink stain that can’t be removed. The past can never predict the future, and we can learn from where we’ve been and take all that knowledge and wisdom forward with us. It doesn’t matter if we feel we’ve made the biggest mistake in history, it’s just one moment and cannot determine where we go next. No previous error can sentence us to a life of despair. There are endless chances for us to try again and re-route our course toward where we want to go. If the door in front of us is closed and locked, we can turn in a new direction and continue forward. If we’ve created a situation that is turbulent and fraught with stress, we can change it. We are in control of our lives and there isn’t anything we can’t modify if we need to. Mistakes happen, and we may fall down, but we can get back up and start again. Every success is still there waiting, and with determination and clarity, we will reach it.

If we’re in a situation where others see us make a big mistake, they may decide we can’t make good decisions and are not to be trusted. They may choose to define us by one choice, and that is their prerogative, but can never tell the whole story. We are intelligent and capable and can revise any plan or situation that isn’t working. By trusting ourselves to make good choices, and bravely stepping forward, we can find the answers we need to achieve anything we desire.

Salt looks a lot like sugar. When we bake a cake, if we add salt instead of sugar the batter may look fine, but our mistake will be obvious when we finish baking and taste the final product. The same is true in our lives. Some decisions look fine when we first make them, but we may not get all the information we need beforehand, and the entire situation may fall apart. Instead of worrying and bemoaning the error, or belittling ourselves because we faltered, we can look at everything objectively and start again.

Today if you’ve been struggling with a bad decision you made in the past, let it go. Today is what matters. You are amazing and intelligent and can make excellent choices. Trust yourself and step forward with confidence. There isn’t anything you can’t do, and you will prevail. All your dreams are there for you, and you will reach them.

Come What May

7 Apr

Our lives belong solely to us and we’re in control of everything we do.  There are endless roads to travel and unlimited destinations to reach.  Every goal is possible, but life is uncertain and unpredictable, and we never know what will happen next.  We don’t have any control over what others do, or what happens, but we are in charge of how we handle whatever comes and what we do.  We know what we want, and our decisions are ours to make.  There isn’t anything we can’t achieve if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours.  As we plan the way forward, we can choose the best roads ahead to reach the goals we most desire.  Those close to us may want us to be happy but they might not agree with the choices we’re making.  When we decide on the path that’s right for us, others may be disappointed or unhappy with what we’ve chosen.  We are responsible for our own happiness, and nobody else’s.  Some may say it’s important that we get agreement from family, friends, or associates before we proceed, but that isn’t necessary.  Every choice we make belongs to us and there is no need to get approval or permission to do the things we most want to do.  If our choices make others uncomfortable, that will be their issue to manage.  Life is filled with opportunity and every dream is possible.  Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves or knows what we want most to accomplish.  We can be confident in our choices and step forward toward the destinations we desire.  Some things will come easily, and others will try us, but come what may, we can succeed.  Each day is a blessing and as we move closer to our goals, we will feel great satisfaction and happiness.  Nothing can keep us from the destinations we want, and with focus and determination, we will reach them all.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go and what we should do.  We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but the opinions of others do not determine our actions.  We don’t have to swim downstream with everyone else if the goal we’re seeking is in the other direction.  We are certainly strong enough, and powerful enough, to do anything we like.  By trusting ourselves and setting our course for the goals we want the most, we can find great success and gratification.

Our families and those close to us may know us very well.  They may have ideas about what we want to do and how we should do it, and give us lots of suggestions and advice.  We can listen to everything they offer, and then do what’s best for us.  The destinations ahead are ours to choose, and we can accomplish any goal we desire.  Nothing can keep us from success and every dream is possible.

Today if someone is disagreeing with your plans, listen respectfully, and then step forward toward your goal.  You know what you want and where you want to go.  Trust yourself and be confident.  The whole world is there for you.  Move ahead and claim success.  You are amazing and capable, and nothing can keep you from it. 

Underneath

6 Apr

Every situation in our lives is different. We know who we are, but we may alter how we appear to the world when circumstances change. If we’re in a formal setting that is important and critical to something we’re trying to accomplish, our actions may be more guarded and restrained than if we’re at a ball game with friends. We may change our outward appearance depending on the circumstances around us as a way of fitting in or making things go more smoothly. It’s normal to adjust ourselves to fit the situation we’re in but adjusting what we’re doing or wearing doesn’t mean we must change who we are. We can be flexible and still be authentic. Some people aren’t as confident as others, and when situations change, they not only change their outward look, but their personalities as well, and may agree with things they don’t believe in. They may believe that going along with what others are doing will help move them forward, and it might for a time. But there is no way to fake it forever. Eventually who we really are will surface, and if we’ve been playing make believe, we may find ourselves in situations we don’t want that don’t fit. The world will do what it will do. People make choices and may encourage us to follow them, but our lives are ours to design, and we can be true to who we really are underneath all the trappings of work, success, expectations, or plans. We can trust ourselves to live honestly and without pretense or façade. There isn’t anyone else like us in all of creation, and we bring specific and unique gifts to those around us. By believing in our personal value, and confidently stepping forward, our individual gifts will light the world around us. We are a blessing to the world just as we are.

Lobsters are delicious to eat, but they look like giant bugs and can be quite off-putting at first glance. Their outside appearance isn’t appealing but underneath their hard-shell exterior is something delicious and delectable. While we aren’t lobsters, the same can be true regarding people. Someone may appear very differently on the outside than they truly are underneath. By being patient and open, we can be accepting, and see more than what’s on the surface.

It takes courage to reveal our innermost desires and thoughts to others. Our dreams and aspirations are deeply personal, and we may want to keep them to ourselves and protect them. We can be as private as we like, but great relationships are possible when we share our deepest feelings with someone else. By opening ourselves to those we care about, we can build strong bonds of trust that will enhance us. There is always a lot going on beneath the surface and sharing it with others will bring depth and richness to our lives.

Today if you’ve been doing things to fit in, remember how unique you are. You are a gift to the world and have gifts to offer nobody else possesses. There is greatness in you. Be confident. You are amazing and valuable. Trust yourself and show us who you are. Your light illuminates us all, and the whole world is blessed because you are here.