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Cringe Worthy

29 Jan

Life is long and takes us to many different places, teaching us many new things. We don’t ever know everything, and each experience gives us more information than we had before. We learn as we go, and take all the knowledge we gain forward with us. When we look back, sometimes we may have a memory of something we did that turned out to be a mistake. There is no way to appropriately judge what we did before by the knowledge we posses now, but looking behind we may be critical of a prior decision. Perhaps the decision was so bad, that seeing it now, we cringe to believe we thought it was the best way forward. However, back then, it’s likely we made the decision based on all the information we had at the time, which will never be the same as all the information we have now. Life is cumulative, and we gain more with each step we take. There is no way to change the past, and trying to dissect why we did something before will never alter what’s happened. We are where we are now. What’s done is done. We can trust that whatever we did before taught us something of value. We may be wiser now than we’ve ever been, but chances are we’ll be even smarter in the future. Every step gives us more knowledge, and our intelligence increases as we experience new things. There is nothing to be gained by criticizing decisions made in the past. We can see them for what they are, understand where they took us and what they brought into our lives, good or bad, and proceed ahead with confidence. We can see what’s before us, and make decisions that will take us where we most want to go. We are intelligent and capable, and know what we want. Every goal is within our reach, and we can find our way forward.

We are all the sum total or our experiences, and if we’ve had serious disappointments and our plans haven’t worked out, we may begin to believe we will never succeed. Nobody wins in every fight. Sometimes we aren’t going to prevail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve our goals. We are strong and resilient, and failure is just a way of getting more information. Every goal is possible, and with determination and focus, we can go anywhere, and do anything.

On a road trip, if we take a wrong turn and end up going the wrong way, we can stop and change direction. We never have to continue going in the opposite direction simply because we made a mistake. The same is true in our personal lives. Nothing is forever, and everything can be altered. If we don’t like where we’re headed, we can turn around. If the road we’re on turns out to be going somewhere we don’t want to go, we can step off and choose another. We’re in control of our lives and can change them anytime we desire. Every goal is possible and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you have regrets over something that happened in the past and it’s affecting your choices moving forward, take control and decide how you want to proceed. The past does not dictate your future. You know what you want, and have everything you need to achieve it. All your dreams are possible, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident. You are wise and strong, and will succeed.

New Day

24 Jan

As we go through the many experiences in our lives, sometimes things will go well, sometimes they won’t, and we’ll have many different adventures. There is endless variety in what may come and we may be very surprised by the way things develop. We know what we want and where we want to go, and when we’re ready, can try hard to accomplish our most desired goals. If we’re very lucky, and nobody gets in the way, we may reach the destination without any delays or complications. Although that may happen once in a while, most of the time there will be some sort of obstacle to overcome or some development we couldn’t have predicted or prepared for. We’re intelligent and capable and can usually find our way around any difficulty, but we might face a time where no matter what we do, we can’t advance. Since we can’t read the future, there is no way to know how long an impasse will last. We might try to wait it out and hope for a quick resolution, but if that doesn’t happen, we may have to revise our plans. We can look at everything objectively, see all the possible options available, and then make the best decision for our next steps. Revising our plans doesn’t mean we’re giving up. We may have to set the goal aside for a time, but nothing is permanent and when things change, we can start again. No matter how bad things seem today, there will be new day tomorrow. Every goal is possible, but they may not all be possible right now. We can make a plan for moving forward, revise it when we need to, and continue on toward the goal. Nothing can hold us indefinitely. We are powerful and wise, and will find our way to success.

We may think it would perfect if we could see everything before it happened. Then we could prepare for any difficult changes coming. That is never possible, but we don’t need to see the future to handle complications when they arrive. We have everything we need already to face whatever may come. We are capable and intelligent, and there isn’t anything we can’t manage. Even if everything goes wrong, and our plans completely disintegrate, we will find our way. There are endless roads to every goal, and we are smart enough to find the one that works.

New roads bring new possibilities and opportunities, but we may be unsure as we step forward. Foreign territory can be intimidating. We have no idea what to expect, and there are many unknowns. But foreign territory is only foreign until we make it ours. By stepping forward with confidence, we own the road. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and with courage and clarity, we can move ahead and reach our destination.

Today if your path is entangled with unexpected difficulties and complications and you cannot move, look at all the possibilities before you. There are many ways to every goal. Decide how you want to proceed, and start again. You are capable and wise, and nothing is beyond your reach. Every success is possible. Step forward. Nothing can keep you from your goal.

Another Breath

9 Jan

Life is filled with challenges and trials. Every day brings something new and we never know when we’ll have to face something that tests us and pushes us beyond what’s comfortable. Sometimes things move along smoothly and we feel confident and sure, and then out of nowhere, a wrench gets thrown into the mix and we struggle to figure out what to do next. If the problem is far-reaching and intense, it may take a lot of energy and time to work out. As we navigate through each entanglement, we may tire of the struggle and the complications that keep us from moving forward. If the situation is overwhelming and acute, and we’ve been trying to work through it for a while, we may feel it’s hopeless and begin to consider just giving up and walking away. Our success will be decided in that moment of despair. We can change our plans any time we like, let go and find another way around, but if we hold tight and continue, we have the great chance of succeeding. Another breath, another minute to hang on, and another step forward may change everything. We never know what’s around the next corner or what the next development will bring. We may be on the last required step before success. If the goal is important and we want to accomplish it, no matter what comes we will have all the temerity and courage we need to achieve it. There isn’t anything powerful or complex enough to hold us in place. If we’re tired, we can take a break. We can step back from the fray, catch our breath, and consider every option ahead. When we’re ready we can start again and continue forward. Every success is possible and nothing is too far or too difficult. We are powerful and wise, and will always find our way.

We might go through periods of calm where the road ahead is clear and unobstructed, and cruise forward without worry or concern. It’s great when life is easy. But there may be times when it seems every turn is blocked and we are beset by trouble and torment. During those moments we may be confused about what is happening and wonder why it’s happening to us. There may be a lot of noise and we may get disoriented for a time, but we are strong and capable, and will find our footing and the way ahead.

A whirlpool catches everything floating near it, and secures it in its endless spin. Like being held captive in a spiral of torment, we may feel caught up when extreme difficulties enter our lives. It may seem everything is out of control, but if we are anchored and positive, and trust ourselves to overcome whatever we’re facing, we will find the answers we need to prevail. We are amazing and powerful, and have everything we need to get through anything we must.

Today if you’re in the midst of a difficult trial, and the road ahead is dark and cloudy, trust yourself. You already have everything you need to find the way forward. Take your time, and explore every possible option. The answers are there for you and with patience and determination, you will find them. You are incredible and strong, and nothing is too powerful for you to manage. Be confident and step forward. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Not Yet

30 Dec

We have many experiences as we go through our lives. Mostly we manage whatever comes but we may face a situation that is extremely painful, and so invasive, it changes the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Terrible things can happen and we may suffer greatly as we push through a situation that leaves us bereft and shaken. Pain and suffering will happen, and if we’re devastated and heartbroken, we may feel lost and unable to move for a time. Those around us may try to help by telling us we’ll get over it, and we undoubtedly will eventually find a way to continue on. But how long that will take can’t be predicted and depends on a lot of factors. There is no way to rush grief. It takes as long as it takes. We can do things to try to heal more quickly, get counseling if we think that will help, or talk to those we trust for advice, and in the end, healing will come. While we’re suffering and in pain, it can be hard to believe we’ll ever feel whole again. Situations remind us how our lives were before things changed, and we may yearn and wish that somehow everything could go back to how it was. Of course, going back in time is never possible, no matter how much we desire it. There is no way to revise the past and life continues on. We can take the time we need to process everything that’s happened, and think about how we want to proceed. There is no rush to move forward. If standing still helps, we can wait, but our lives are important, and eventually we must find our way forward. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We are stronger than anything we must face. We can trust ourselves to find the strength and wisdom we need to modify our lives in ways that bring us fulfillment, satisfaction and happiness. Every dream will always be there for us, and with patience and courage, we will reach them.

After a big unexpected upset, we may be stunned and unable to move. If our world has been shaken and what we thought was real turned out to be a mirage, it may take time for us to find our footing again. The whole world around us may change, but we are wise and powerful, and no matter what has happened, can find our way ahead. We can step back and look at everything openly and decide what we want to do. Our lives belong to us, and we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to discern the way forward.

There are endless roads before us and we can go anywhere and do anything. Even if everything goes wrong, the world turns upside down, or the road ends before we reach our destination, we can find another way around. Every challenge and disappointment teach us something new, and give us additional strength to continue forward. We know what we want, and nothing can keep us from it.

Today if you’ve suffered a terrible setback, and feel unsure about what to do next, take the time you need to decide exactly what you want. Every destination is still there for you and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself and be confident. You can overcome anything, and you will prevail.

Possible

20 Aug

Our lives are a reflection of every decision we make. If we’re focused on where we want to go, and make choices that move us closer to our goals, we’ll get to the destinations we want. But life is busy and complicated, and there are endless things that can distract us and pull us away from doing what is needed to find the success we’re seeking. People are constantly coming and going in and out of our lives demanding our time and attention, and countless unpredictable events can push us off track and hold us in place. If we’ve been trying to do something for a while and haven’t made any progress, we may begin to believe we can’t achieve it. Some things may not be available at this moment in time, but everything we desire can be accomplished if we keep our eyes on the goal and take advantage of opportunities as they present. We may have to wait until a better time arises, or we may have to take the long way around to get there, but everything is possible. There will always be a road to the destinations we want. We’re capable of handling details that get in the way, and can find another route if the road we’re on doesn’t work. Our lives are ours to design, and nothing can keep us from what we desire if we’re willing to do what it takes to get it. It doesn’t matter if the goal is hard to reach – we are strong and capable. It doesn’t matter if the road ahead is long and difficult – we are wise and can endure whatever is needed to succeed. All our dreams can come true and we can have the lives we desire most. Nothing is too hard for us to manage or too far away. Every destination is there for us and with determination and focus, we will reach them.

When we’re doing something new or trying to put something together, it’s helpful to consult the instructions. They help and give us added confidence when we get confused or can’t figure out the next step. Unfortunately, our lives don’t come with an instruction manual and when we’re stepping into something new, we’re on our own. There may be others willing to help or we might need to step ahead into the darkness alone. We already possess everything we need to do anything we want. We are more powerful than we realize, and nothing is out of reach.

There are endless reasons not to do something we want. It’s too hard, it’ll take too long, we aren’t sure we can succeed, or it’s Tuesday. If we really don’t want to do something, any excuse will do. But if we want to succeed, and truly desire the goal, nothing can keep us from it. There is no detour big enough to keep us from moving forward, and no complication difficult enough to hold us in place indefinitely. We can do anything. Nothing is too far away or too hard to reach. We can make our dreams come true and have the lives we desire.

Today if a thousand things have gone wrong and you’re starting to believe you can’t succeed, remember how powerful and strong you are. Complications will come but you are smart enough to find a way around them. Your life is in your control and you can do anything you want. Look up and step ahead. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Treasure

2 Aug

Everyone has their own opinions about everything in life. We like certain things, we understand other things, and we deal with what we don’t appreciate. We make our own personal judgments and we’re entitled to our own ideas and interpretations. We’re all unique and see things through individual filters. What one person sees as a benefit another may view as a problem. There are endless perceptions and the world is filled with differences. We may find ourselves in a situation where someone sees us in a negative light. They may not appreciate our point of view, or how we look, or present ourselves, and they may deride or criticize, telling us we are worthless. Their comments may pierce us deeply and hurt, and if we aren’t confident, we may believe what they say. Everything we do and everything we say expresses who we are, either positive or negative. Some people find satisfaction in belittling others and making them feel small and insignificant. They like to muscle over them, deriding and humiliating as they push them aside. People may do and say anything they like, but they can never change the truth. No matter what someone may think or how demeaning they may be, we will still be valuable and worthwhile. Nothing can change that. We are unique treasures, here to give gifts to the world only we have to offer. There are no words or actions that can take that away. The opinions of others don’t diminish our influence or our goodness. Each of us is priceless and of unlimited worth. We can be confident and strong, and bring light to those around us. The world is blessed because we are here, and nothing will ever change that.

There are all kinds of people and there will likely be times when we interact with someone we don’t like. Maybe they grate on our nerves, or annoy us with their behaviors, or we don’t understand their views. It’s normal to have differences from time to time, and it may be difficult to deal with someone. We’re all unique and we won’t always blend well together but even when we don’t, we can still honor them. There is nothing to be gained by pointing out flaws, or demeaning anyone because they don’t match our way of thinking. We can be respectful and kind, even when we disagree, and extend the hand of friendship.

If someone has made it clear they don’t think much of us, and takes every opportunity to explain how we don’t measure up, it’ll be hard to interact with them. They can have their own views, but we don’t need to internalize them and make them ours. We can remember how valuable we are, and continue forward with confidence, trusting that we are making a positive impact on the world around us. There is greatness in all of us, and we are worth more than we imagine.

Today if someone has made you feel insignificant and worthless, remember there is nobody else like you in the entire creation. You are a unique and valuable treasure, and we’re all blessed by your influence. Your voice is important and you bring richness to the whole world. Be strong and go forward with confidence. You are a gift to us all, and everything is better because you are here.

Coming Back

26 Jun

Every day brings opportunities for us move forward toward the goals and destinations we desire. There are endless decisions we can make and unlimited places to go. With every opportunity there is the chance for success, but there are often challenges attached to each choice. There may be many distractions and sometimes if our focus wavers, we may wander away from the road that will take us to our goal. The world is a huge place and there’s a lot going on all around us much of the time. It’s easy to get waylaid by interruptions or attractions, and if we aren’t paying attention, may find ourselves going in the wrong direction away from what we want to accomplish. Additionally, there are lots of people coming in and out of our lives and they may ask for our time or attention. They might have ideas about how we should be spending our time and encourage us to follow them instead of moving forward with our own plans. We can do anything we want to do but every accomplishment requires determination and attention, and if we want to succeed, need to keep our eyes trained on the road ahead. We can design our lives any way we want and if we’ve strayed from the path, we can regroup and start again. There are endless places to go and lots to see, and if we aren’t careful, we may spend all our time watching everything around us and go nowhere. Every goal is possible and if we’ve wandered away from it, we can come back. The destination will still be waiting for us and we can move ahead confident of success. We can do anything and go anywhere. By keeping our eyes on the goal, we will win.

It’s easier to accomplish something if there are no distractions and we can stay with it until we’re finished. But life is complicated and we can’t predict what will happen that may divert us or get in the way. There may be times when because of circumstance we must move away from a goal until our situation changes. Stepping away doesn’t mean giving up and we can come back to our plans when the time is right. We never have to sacrifice anything we truly desire. We can return and continue to move forward with determination and focus, and reach every goal.

There may be times when we get caught up in others around us and what they’re doing. We may spend our time watching them or helping them achieve their goals. It can be fun to work with others and it’s good to be helpful, but we are responsible for our own lives. If we spend all our time doing things with others and neglect what we want to accomplish, we will never reach our goals. We deserve to feel fulfilled and happy, and making our personal dreams a reality will bring us great satisfaction and joy.

Today if you’ve wandered away from the road to your chosen destination, stop and think about what you want to accomplish most. Direct your course toward the goals you desire and make them yours. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Be confident and be wise. Every dream is possible and you can make them all yours.