Tag Archives: Disaster

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.

Coming Back

1 Feb

When we think about a perfect life, we may imagine an existence filled with ease and pleasure where nothing goes wrong, and we are continually happy. It’s a nice dream and there are times when we all wish things were easier and we didn’t have to struggle. Life is our testing ground and teacher, and it isn’t always easy. It’s filled with experiences and challenges that may be very difficult and sometimes feel like they’ll break us. People make decisions that hurt us, our plans fall through, our hearts get broken, and we fall down. When we’re going through an extremely difficult time, and feel overwhelmed and broken, it’s can be hard to see how we’ll get through, much less prevail. We may feel beset by trouble and wonder why it’s happening to us. Although we may feel singled out, everyone suffers at some point. Nobody always gets a paved road ahead. There are obstacles and trials for us all. How we get through them defines where we go and what happens next. We don’t need to hide or run for cover. We already have everything we need inside us to get through anything we must. If we’re facing serious difficulty and grief and despair overcome us, we may believe we are ruined and will not recover, but that will never be true. All the answers will always be there for us and we will find them. If we need to, we can take our time and sit for a while until we know how we want to proceed. Every experience teaches us something new and changes us in some way, and even if we’re devastated, we have all the courage and wisdom necessary to get through. We may have to go far from our comfort zones, but there will always be a way back. Life is complex and we never know what will happen next, but whatever comes, we will prevail. Nothing is powerful enough to hold us down forever. We are strong and wise, and will find our way.

When we’ve been on a long, exhausting trip, it’s wonderful to get back home. We can unpack all the luggage, put everything away, and finally relax. It can feel the same after a serious challenge or trial. After the storm, the air will clear, the tension will release, and we will be renewed. The things we’ve learned will move forward with us and help us with whatever comes next, and we’ll be stronger and wiser for the struggle.

Life will take us to places we don’t dream we will go. We are not stagnant and everything we experience changes us in some way. Once we’ve stepped onto foreign ground and faced unexpected challenges, everything will be different. We will still be who we are but will grow in new ways that move us forward. Where we go from there is up to us. We can embrace what’s happened, understand what we’ve learned, and take the best lessons forward. Every dream will still be possible, and with focus and clarity, we can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult challenge and feel crushed and overwhelmed, trust yourself. You’ve already overcome serious problems and prevailed. Stand strong and look ahead. All the answers are there for you, and you will find them. You are amazing and nothing can keep you from success. Be confident. Every dream is still possible and you will make them yours.

Still There

20 Jul

There are unlimited experiences we’ll have as we navigate through our lives. We can’t read the future and there is no way to anticipate what will come next. Each day brings new challenges and we may be amazed and surprised at the things we must face. Even if we try to plan effectively, something can happen unexpectedly that completely knocks us off course. If we must face several difficult challenges one after the other, we may tire, and if another appears, we may believe we have nothing left. We might think we’ve used up all our courage and stamina, and there is no way we can manage anything more. If we’re overwhelmed, we may decide to just give up. Even if we’ve been through an extreme situation, and feel it has pulled everything we have within us, we will still have what we need at every turn. We will never use up all our courage and wisdom, or run out of intelligence and insight. No matter how hard the road has been, or how long we’ve been struggling, we will always have what we need to continue forward. Our capacity to prevail will still be there. Life is filled with uncertainty, and we may get lost a time or two, but with focus and determination, we will always find our way forward. The road we need ahead will be there for us, and we will succeed. Things will go wrong, we may get knocked down and run over, and we might face desperate moments we aren’t sure we can survive. But nothing can hold us down indefinitely or keep us from moving ahead. We can unravel any situation that conspires against us, solve any problem that arises, and find the road forward. Every success is there for us already. We need only trust ourselves to continue, and claim it.

There is no way to prepare for the unknown and we might get caught off-guard by something we feel unready to face. Nobody knows everything, but we are intelligent and capable of managing whatever comes. If we’re overwhelmed and fall down, we can be still until we’re ready to get back up. All the answers we need are there for us, and with confidence and clarity, we will find our way. Nothing is powerful enough to keep us in place. We know what we want, and can achieve it, no matter what comes.

Some events are so devastating and disastrous, they change our lives. We may see things in a completely new light, and may dramatically alter our course moving forward. Change is constant and unpredictable, but changing course doesn’t mean we have to give up our dreams. The destinations we desire will still be there for us, and when we’re ready, we can move toward them. We are stronger and wiser than we imagine, and can prevail through whatever we must face. Every goal is possible, and we will succeed.

Today if you’re facing a very difficult situation and it seems everything has changed, trust yourself. Nothing can hold you down and all your dreams are still possible. Look at everything objectively, and decide how you want to proceed. You are powerful and amazing, and every success is there for you. Step forward with calm and confidence. You have everything you need, and you will win.

On Borrowed Time

6 Jul

Every decision we make has an outcome. The results we get may be what we expected or they could be entirely different. When we’re making choices, if we want to get to the destination we’re seeking, we can take our time and evaluate all the possible options before us. If we choose wisely, we’re more likely have a positive outcome. But life is complicated and there are all kinds of distractions and people around us that may influence our choices. If we choose something out of desperation without thinking, we may end up far from where we want to go. If we choose something out of spite or malice, we may get results that are very difficult and unpleasant. Few things are instantaneous and there is often a lag time between the choices we make and how the results affect our lives. It may seem like everything is fine, but if trouble is brewing that we can’t yet see, it’s like living on borrowed time. There is no way to escape accountability for anything we do. The seeds we sow will always bring a harvest, and if we’ve been unwise or vengeful, that harvest may bring us great discomfort. We can try to dodge the results, and even deny we were involved, but truth will always rise, and in the end, we’ll have to face the consequences of what we’ve done. Living on borrowed time is often a recipe for disaster. We are capable of making good, strong, wise decisions, and with careful consideration, can pave the road ahead in ways that help us reach our personal goals. We know what we want, and with wisdom and clarity, can do anything we desire. Every dream is possible, and with thoughtfulness and attention, we can always reach success.

There are all kinds of people in the world and some may be difficult for us to deal with. We may not understand them, or they may do things that make our lives difficult. If they bring us trouble, we may think about getting back at them. There are endless ways to make others miserable, and if we want to, we can cause hardship. Throwing stones may feel good at first, but will never move us closer to our own goals. Taking time for revenge only takes time away from our own journey. We can rise above any complication, and continue forward toward the goals we want the most.

Nobody can read the future and we never know what will happen next. We can try to make excellent choices, but we can only use the facts we have, and sometimes we don’t get the whole story. No decision is forever and we are never frozen in place. We can change anything we like at any time. If we’ve chosen a road that looked good at the beginning but is taking us far from where we want to go, we can stop and choose something else. We are always in control of our lives and can always modify them. We can go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is out of reach, and we will succeed.

Today if you’ve made a bad choice and are living on borrowed time before everything turns, remember how strong and capable you are. You know what you want and have everything you need to reach any goal you desire. Decide how you want to proceed, and make the best choice moving forward. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from success. Step forward with confidence and clarity, and you will succeed.

Mountains Behind Us

17 Jun

Life is full of challenges. Every day brings something new, and each experience teaches us more about life and the world. Nobody gets a perfect life filled with constant ease and comfort, and we all face trials and trouble from time to time. Sometimes what we’re facing isn’t too hard and although inconvenient is more of an annoyance than a huge disruption. But life is fickle, and we may find ourselves in a situation that seems impossible. The road ahead may seem so steep and threatening, we may think there is no way we will ever survive. We may believe the mountain we must climb is too high and treacherous for us to navigate. Terrible things may happen, disasters may strike, and we may lose everything. The road ahead may be unimaginably hard and we may be frozen in fear wondering how we’ll ever overcome it. Although the mountain in front of us may seem impossible, we have already conquered very difficult problems in the past. There are many mountains behind us we’ve surmounted and overcome. Each trial has taught us something of value, and we have reserves of courage and strength to draw on. Even if the path before us is harder than anything we’ve faced so far, and even if at first, we have no idea how we’ll manage, we have everything we need to prevail. There is no need to shrink and think we aren’t strong enough or smart enough to win. We are more powerful and intelligent than we think we are. The mountain may be large and looming ahead, but we are strong enough to reach the top. By trusting ourselves and relying on our ability to understand and comprehend even very complex issues, we will find our way through. Nothing is strong enough to vanquish us. We will find all the answers we need, and with determination and endurance, will succeed.

Trouble is a part of life, and change is constant. In a moment, everything could tip, and the road beneath us may disappear. The destination we were headed to may be gone, and we may be left standing stunned, wondering what to do next. When big problems plague us, there is no need to panic. We are capable of unraveling even the most complicated and difficult challenges. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and manage well. We can trust that life will go on, and we will prevail.

There are some things we may think we could never handle, and hope and pray they won’t come to us. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, and it may happen that our worst fears are realized. If the whole world turns upside down, and everything we thought was real disappears, we still have ourselves to rely on. We will always find the way through whatever has occurred. Nothing can hold us down indefinitely, and with courage and faith, we will find our way.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and you aren’t sure you can manage it, look back at everything you’ve already overcome. This is just one more step. You already possess everything required to find all the answers you need. Trust yourself, and be confident. Nothing can keep you from success. You are amazing and powerful, and you will prevail.