Tag Archives: Flight

Endurance Test

15 Apr

There are a lot of challenges and tests we navigate throughout our lives. We never know what we’ll have to face as the future unfolds, and although we are intelligent and capable, we may have to endure something that overwhelms us for longer than we want. Trouble comes in all kinds of ways, and there may be times when we can’t move. We aren’t alone in the world and can’t control what others are doing. We might find ourselves in a situation where someone else’s bad decisions affect us in negative ways. It doesn’t feel fair that we must suffer because of actions out of our control, and if that happens, we may be frustrated and angry. We are in charge of our lives, and nobody wants to be restrained from moving forward because of decisions out of our control. However, if that is what’s happening, we can deal with it until things change. It’s hard to be patient when we want to move, but we are intelligent and can find the way to manage whatever comes. We can look at all the possibilities waiting for us, and plan how we’ll progress when things open up again. Waiting gives us time to think about all the possible eventualities that may occur, and helps us refine our way forward. We are very strong and completely capable of doing whatever we desire. Change will come and we’ll be able to begin moving ahead again. Until then, we can work on what is available right now, and prepare for the future. Every destination we desire is waiting for us, and when we can move again, we’ll reach them.

Sometimes when we fly on a plane, we may encounter a situation where we’ve arrived at our destination, but the plane must circle for a while before we can land. We eagerly await our turn to finally get off the plane. While we wait, we may feel impatient. It’s hard to be in a holding pattern in our lives. We know where we want to go and what we want to do, and waiting to progress may weigh heavily on us. We may feel the press of time passing, and our frustration may increase. It won’t help us to get angry if we can’t change the situation. Instead of wasting our energies wishing things would change, we can use the time to get ready for when all the doors open again. We are intelligent and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. Things will resolve, and we’ll jump forward toward all the goals we desire.

Learning to endure difficult situations gives us grace, and teaches us more about ourselves. We are capable of greatness, and our power is increased as we work through every situation. The whole world is there for us and if we can’t get to our goals today, we’ll get them tomorrow. If tomorrow we’re still stuck, they will remain in place waiting for our arrival. We are powerful and wise, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re having trouble enduring a situation you can’t change, decide what you want and determine how you will proceed. Every destination is still there for you, and all the doors ahead will open. You are amazing and can do anything you desire. Your future is waiting. Be patient, and get ready. Every dream is possible, and you will succeed.

All Kinds

6 Jun

We interact with all kinds of people throughout our lives.  Some of them will become trusted friends and companions, some will only be passing acquaintances and some will be difficult to deal with.  Everyone makes their own decisions and lives according to their own ideas.  Most people are nice and try to get along with those around them, but some people are cruel and mean, and don’t care who they hurt or damage as they storm through their days.  When they come into our arena we may find it difficult to manage what they throw our way and may negatively get caught up in their choices.  It’s hard to navigate through volatile behavior and nobody wants to become a target.  Trying to find our way through is like trying to walk unscathed through a minefield.  We never know what our next step will bring or which way to turn.  We don’t have to figure out why someone is mean or cruel but if we want to manage the situation effectively we will need to find a way forward that protects us as much as possible and still allows us to be heard.  No matter what others are doing around us we are in control of ourselves.  We can remain calm even if everyone else is upset and patiently look for solutions.  Our choices are ours to make and if we objectively see each situation we will find the best way forward.  We can control our own behavior and make excellent choices even in the midst of conflict.  We know what we want to do and by choosing well we will find success.

The fight or flight reflex is hard wired into us.  When someone threatens us we may instinctively feel the need to fight back or run for cover.  These reflexes protect us and warn us of impending danger, but in most circumstances of conflict our lives aren’t at risk.  We don’t have to run from trouble and we never have to fight to make our point.  We can manage a difficult situation by using reason and influence.  There are always many ways to solve any problem and with patience and careful consideration we will find them.

It takes two to fight and it’s impossible to fight with someone who is agreeable.  We can rant and rave to try and make a point but kindness will always end the fight.  Although we may not agree with someone who is being contentious and rude, we can politely state our position and allow them to answer us.  Being willing to listen instead of forcefully pushing our point often ends disagreements and paves the way to compromise and resolution.  We are strong and capable and understand how to get to the goals we desire.  There isn’t anything too complicated for us to figure out and with patience and grace we will find the way forward.

Today if someone is pushing you around and treating you badly, before you respond take a moment to decide what you want to accomplish.  All the answers you need to move ahead are there for you.  You can control your behavior and make your point succinctly and politely, and exhibit kindness even under duress.  Make the best choices going forward and listen to your opponent’s point of view.  You have all the wisdom and influence you need to win, and with patience and grace you will get there.