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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.

Gutters

22 Jul

People are complicated. There are endless expressions, ideas, emotions and personal experiences that color our behaviors and how we act and react to the world around us. No two people are exactly the same. We all have our own ideas about life and chart our own courses, making individual decisions that take us to various destinations and bring endless results. Two people can have the same exact experience and yet come away with entirely different perspectives. We may feel things intensely or be able to brush off what happens with little thought. We’re all different, and those differences bring great depth and richness to the world, but can also cause complications. If we’re not confident and disagree with those around us, we may hold our feelings in, and try to keep a low profile in an effort to prevent conflict or intense disagreement. That might work, but pretending we’re fine when we’re not, or going along with something we believe is wrong will eventually work against us. It’s like having clogged gutters on a house. They look fine from the outside and as long as the weather is nice there are no problems. But when a storm comes and the rain is intense, the water will not flow away and protect the house from flooding. Instead, it will build up and splash over the sides, soak the wood nearby and may cause great permanent damage. The same is true if we hold in how we really feel. We may look fine on the outside, but keeping our real thoughts to ourselves may cause us great stress and inner turmoil as we try to get through a difficult situation. It’s hard to feel good when we’re not being our true selves. Being open and allowing our honest opinions to flow will enable open communication and allow for greater understanding. We are entitled to our own opinions even if they’re different from those around us. We can be confident in expressing ourselves truthfully and making choices that reflect our own personal standards. Our input is important and the whole world is better because we are here.

It’s always easier to navigate through decisions if everyone is on the same page. When everyone agrees on the way forward, the road will be smoother than if there is dissent. When there is disagreement, the process may take longer and be more complex, but every idea has value. The simplest answer isn’t always the best in the long run, and a paved road will not always lead to the destinations we desire most. Allowing everyone to give their full and honest opinions about the choices ahead will open new doors and allow for alternative interpretations of every situation, shining a light on a completely new perspective.

Families and traditions are powerful influences in our lives. If we want to do something different from the way things have always been done in the past, we may face serious resistance and opposition. We may be pressured to just go along even if we disagree. We can always do anything we like, but pretending to be something we aren’t is like dealing with clogged gutters. Our true feelings may be held back for a time, but eventually we’ll need to express ourselves and be honest about who we are and what we want. Every expression has value and our contributions, even if different, are important. There is great satisfaction and happiness in being true to ourselves and living our lives openly and confidently.

Today if you don’t agree with what’s going on around you, speak up. Your voice is important and your feelings are worthwhile. Stand tall and show us who you are. You bring great richness and depth to the world and your contributions count. Be confident and honest. You are amazing and powerful. There is nobody like you in all of creation and nobody else can give the gifts you have to offer. You are precious and priceless, and we’re all blessed because you are here.

Uncovering Truth

13 Jun

As we go through our lives we experience many things. We have bad experiences, good ones, difficult times, easy moments and a huge spectrum of emotions. We feel everything we go through and whatever we experience involves some sort of emotion. Some people are stoic and it’s hard to know what they are feeling and others wear everything out in the open for all to see. Whether we display them or not we will feel a broad range of emotions every day. They help us understand what we’re going through but we must be careful that our emotions don’t deceive us. Feelings can lie to us and make us believe things that aren’t true. They are often reflective of experiences we’ve had in the past and if we have unresolved fear, unsettled disappointment or uncertainty our emotions may bring it to the surface again. They may color our interpretation of what we’re going through now even though they have nothing to do with our current situation. When we feel unsure or afraid we can take a moment to think about what is triggering the emotion. Does it pertain to what’s happening now or is it just a memory resurfacing? We can uncover the truth and take control of our lives. Emotions are complex and deeply ingrained in who we are. We can manage them effectively by looking at them objectively and seeing them for what they are.

Our emotional memories are very strong. Someone may say something or we see something that reminds us of a difficult time and all the emotions we felt may come flooding back. We can’t control the response but we can control what we do when it happens. If we’re suddenly overwhelmed with sorrow or fear we can take a breath, let the flood wash over us and then objectively determine how we will go forward. We don’t have to crash and burn because a difficult memory has momentarily overtaken us. We can resettle ourselves and remember the past is behind us and need not control us going forward. Every day brings new opportunities for growth and learning, and we can let the past go and keep walking.

Everything we experience changes us in some way. We are all the sum total of our experiences and each experience teaches us something we can take with us going forward. Even our worst trial gives us some value that benefits us. When old emotions take us back to the struggle, we can find the lesson we learned to help us going forward. Feelings may lie to us and tell us we haven’t moved at all, but we can uncover the truth and continue forward with confidence. We are amazing, capable and strong. There isn’t anything we can’t do or overcome.

Today if you feel bad over something in the past and it’s affecting your ability to move forward, look at the situation clearly and see everything you’ve learned. You can take the best lessons forward with you and leave the rest behind. You have everything you need to find happiness and success, and nothing will hold you back. Take control and move forward. The best is there for you and you will be happy.