Tag Archives: Death

Opening A Window

15 Apr

Life is long and filled with all kinds of experiences. We never know what will happen next or how things will develop. Sometimes we sail along with hardly a care or worry, and other times we may feel beset by trouble and turmoil. Things may go wrong because of decisions we’ve made or the decisions or actions of someone else. And sometimes crap just happens. When we’re struggling, if we get overwhelmed with stress and complications, and have been pushing hard for a long time, we may tire and begin to feel hopeless. It may seem like nothing we do changes anything and there is no end to the grief and despair. We may be convinced this is it, this is as good as it’s ever going to be and our lives are ruined. Once we lose hope in any chance of change, we may give up and surrender to our darkest fears and emotions. If we’re in a dark, stuffy room, it can feel like there is no air. But if we open a window, the cool air will stream through, and refresh and lift us. Hard times come to us all but no matter how bad the situation seems, there will always be hope. We can open a window in our hearts, trust in ourselves, and be sure that nothing will overcome us and hold us down forever. The situation may be dire, and we may be consumed with concern, but change is constant and cannot be held back. Tomorrow will come, the sun will rise and in time, however long that takes, things will improve. We will learn to adjust and overcome whatever we must to find peace again. Happiness and success will always be possible. We are wise and strong, and can do what is needed to get through and reach them both.

Running a marathon is hard. It takes lots of training, endurance and stamina. Sometimes it may seem we’re running a marathon in our lives. Lots of things are trying us and we may have to push hard against obstacles to make any headway. Just when we think we can see the finish line, things change and there are miles yet to go. Big, intense trials are hard to get through. They test our patience, our strength, and sometimes our sanity. But we are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and every answer we need is always there for us. By taking things one step at a time and keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will prevail.

If we must face a difficult health situation, a sudden unexpected death of a loved one, an unforeseen loss of a job, or a dozen other difficult scenarios, we may be stunned and stopped in our tracks. At first we may feel lost about our next steps. What do we do now? How can we face this? It may seem there is no way to survive, but that will never be true. There will always be a way ahead. We can stop and stand still, and take time to determine how we want to proceed. We are powerful and highly capable, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with worry and trouble, and it seems nothing you do moves you forward, remember all the times you’ve already overcome serious and difficult challenges. You are wise and powerful, and even if the road is long and hard, you will prevail. Nothing can keep you from moving ahead, and every destination is still there for you. Be confident and stand strong. Every dream is waiting, and you will reach them all.

Still Something

2 Sep

Life is complicated and we will all face things we don’t imagine we can endure. Trouble will come, unexpected disasters will happen, we may suffer greatly, and how we get through depends on a lot of different factors. How much faith we have, how much we believe in ourselves, how much courage we command, and a million other variables. When we feel destroyed, and it seems everything is against us and we are overcome, we may believe this is the end. We may think we’ll never survive and are finished. No matter how hard the road gets, no matter how heavy the burden becomes, no matter how exhausted we feel, there will still be something left to sustain us. Until we die, we will have what we need to continue forward. It may be very difficult, it might hurt a lot, and it may take a long time to find relief, but we will have everything necessary to endure. We are always stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There isn’t anything too hard for us to manage, and manage well. There is sufficient courage inside us to withstand even very difficult challenges that take our breath away. We can step back from the confusion and chaos, and look at everything clearly. Every answer we need will be there for us. Every resolution will be possible. Nothing is out of reach, and we are wise enough to find the way forward. We can trust ourselves to prevail, no matter how intense the storm. The sun is still there shining beyond the clouds. There are blessings unnumbered waiting for us, and with determination, faith and clarity, we will prevail.

Hard times and suffering are an inevitable part of life. We can try to prepare for trouble, but until it arrives there is no way to know how to navigate through it. Every situation is unique and there may be a lot of different elements and details to address. If everything is tangled up and convoluted, we can go slowly and unravel it one step at a time. Even the most complex problems will have solutions. Nothing is too difficult or too hard for us to face. By standing firm and being confident, we will find the way ahead.

It’s hard to think when we’re in pain and suffering, and it can be hard to trust that we’ll find a way out. Even when we can’t see it, the road ahead will still be there, waiting and ready for us. We may think we have nothing left, but we’re still here, still breathing, and as long as that’s happening, we can prevail. We can reach deep within ourselves and pull up enough wisdom and courage to step forward, and continue on. We don’t have to move quickly, but when we’re ready, we can move forward and reach success.

Today if you’re hurt and feel overwhelmed by a difficult challenge, trust yourself. You are stronger than you think, and wiser than you imagine. Everything you need is already there for you. Trust yourself, and step forward. Nothing can hold you down indefinitely and you will succeed.

Holding On

25 Feb

Everyone wants an easy, happy life where nothing terrible happens and each day is filled with sunshine and joy. But we live in the real world, and nothing is perfect. We will all have precious moments of bliss where everything goes well, but they will never be permanent. Things will change, complications will come, and we’ll face problems and trouble. Everything can change in a moment. The bottom may fall away, and we may be left suspended in confusion, afraid of what will happen next. When everything goes sideways, and the road ahead is dark and filled with uncertainty, we may doubt we can survive. We may believe this is it, this is how we’ll end. But no matter how bad the situation becomes, or how dark it gets, it cannot last forever. If we hold on, and think clearly about what’s happened, the answers we need will appear and we will be able to step forward. Sometimes the only difference between success and failure is the ability to hold on just a little longer. There will never be a situation with no way out. The answers will always be there for us, and if we look, we will see the road ahead. Hard times will come to us all and we may face something we don’t believe we can survive. But we are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing, absolutely nothing, can overcome us. It may get dark, and the tempest may threaten, but there is sunshine above and if we hold fast to the way forward, it will shine through. Life is full of challenges and tests. We may be pushed to our limit, but we will not be conquered. With patience and faith, we will find every answer we need to prevail and move ahead. Nothing is strong enough to hold us in place forever. We already have everything we need to win.

When pondering life, we may identify some things we don’t believe we could ever survive. The death of someone dear, the betrayal of a lover, the devastation of home and family, and endless other scenarios. Terrible things can and may happen, and there may be moments when all we can count on is ourselves. It may seem impossible to endure at first, but we are stronger than we imagine and will get through. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we can manage anything that comes.

Some experiences are so painful they change us forever. When we’ve suffered through something devastating, our view of life and our part in it may be different as we move forward. It doesn’t mean we’ve lost anything, but that we’ve gained a greater understanding of where we are and the world around us. Change is constant, but we are still in control of our lives and can determine our future. We are intelligent and wise, and with patience and time, we can overcome any disappointment or calamity that has befallen us.

Today if you’re going through a very difficult time and it’s hard to see the road ahead, trust yourself. You are wise and powerful, and nothing can hold you down. Stand firm and look ahead. Every blessing is still there for you. Nothing can keep you from success, and you will prevail.

Endings

27 Sep

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences and we have no idea what will happen next. Every twist and turn shows us something new, and we sometimes end up in places we never predicted. The road is very long and each choice takes us somewhere new. Some things are expected and when our direction stays the same for a while, we may feel comfortable and confident. But nothing remains forever and no matter where we are now or what we’re doing, it will eventually end and we’ll be headed toward something else. Endings are inescapable and inevitable. Change is really the only thing we can count on, and nothing is ever lasting. What’s coming is anyone’s guess. When we’re happy and feel content and settled, often the last thing we want is for things to change. It’s hard to let go of situations where we feel complete and settled. We may resist and try to hold on to what we have, but that never works. The road continues forward unhindered whether we want it to or not, and eventually we’ll have to accept our new reality. Endings can be difficult but each one brings the blessing of a new beginning. Beginnings are inexorably tied to every ending we experience, and our very next step starts us toward something new. We may not want to move forward and we may grieve for what is gone, but life takes us forward whether we want to go or not. Embracing what’s next and being open to a new road will bring us great comfort as we navigate ahead. Our lives are one long journey, punctuated by moments of extreme sadness and incredible happiness. We can rejoice in every experience and find great joy as we continue on.

Our personal relationships are ever changing. When someone has been a part of us for a long time, we may see them as a constant in our lives. But sometimes things change and relationships end. If we don’t want to lose what we have, we may do everything possible to hold back the tide, but if that doesn’t work, and it rarely will, we must face something new. We are strong and can face anything that comes. We can understand new situations and find our way back to confidence and clarity. Nothing is too difficult for us to manage, and no matter how hard it is at the beginning, we will prevail.

We’re all mortal and death is certain for everyone and every living thing. It’s very hard to accept the death of a loved one and we may grieve intensely. But each day the sun will rise and we’ll have new possibilities. We can be grateful for the happiness we shared, and be confident of the future ahead. Life is a continual round of change. We can be courageous and resolute as we move forward, and achieve anything we desire.

Today if your road has shifted and you miss what you had before, take some time to adjust to what’s happened and look ahead. There are new possibilities waiting for you. The world is filled with opportunities for happiness and you can do anything you desire. Be confident. You are amazing and worthwhile, and nothing is out of reach. Comfort will come as you step forward and start something new. Every blessing is there for you and you will find them all, and make them yours.

Uncharted and Unknown

2 Apr

Life is filled with change and opportunity.  Each day brings us something new to discover and navigate.  Often we take these experiences in stride and continue on without much thought, but sometimes our lives turn dramatically and we may find ourselves in uncharted territory.  Maybe our job changes suddenly, or an unexpected death impacts us, or a close relationship ends without warning.  There are countless things that happen every day and sometimes they move us away from where we are into the unknown.  When what was familiar and expected no longer exists we may feel like the world has turned upside down and struggle to find the way forward.  We may feel frozen in time as we try to comprehend where we are and what to do next.  It’s uncomfortable when the road we were on disappears and it can be hard to decide which way to turn.  There are countless ways forward but deciding which one to choose may take some time.  We don’t need to rush forward all at once.  We can take a moment to see all the options before us, evaluate where we want to go and then decide how to get there.  There isn’t anything we can’t do and we can move forward with confidence we will find our way.  Nothing is permanent and if our first choice doesn’t work, we can choose again.  There are limitless possibilities before us and as we move forward we will gain strength and knowledge to help us reach our destination.  Life is all about change and nobody knows what will come.  But whatever happens, no matter how great the impact on our lives, we have everything we need to find our way.  We are stronger than we realize and nothing can hold us down.

Our personal relationships are important and if they change suddenly we may feel disoriented.  Breakups happen and even if we want them, can be difficult to manage.  If someone we love suddenly leaves us it may be extremely hard to get through and take a long time before we are able to let it go.  But every breakup brings with it the opportunity to start again.  When we’re ready we can chart a new course.  Life is filled with opportunity and even when we’re unsure, those opportunities are there for us.  Every road is possible and we will find success.

Death is the one experience we all share.  Nobody knows when their time on earth will end.  When someone close to us dies suddenly we may struggle feeling unsettled and unsure.  Everything may feel foreign as we try to navigate through all the changes.  Even when we aren’t sure, we can be trust in our ability to find the way forward.  We are strong and capable and even in the unknown we can find our way.  There will always be another step forward.  We can be confident that no difficulty will last forever.  Happiness will return and we will prevail.

Today if you feel like you’re suddenly in foreign territory and aren’t sure of the way forward, trust yourself.  You’ve navigated strange roads before and found success.  You are strong and wise and will find your way.  There isn’t anything you can’t manage.  Every step forward will take you closer to happiness.  Be confident.  You will prevail.