Tag Archives: Hope

Breaking Apart

20 Jul

Life is a continual process of letting go. We learn and grow as we move forward, and our lives are continually modified as things develop. Change is constant and we may face a time when due to circumstances beyond our control we must let go of something we cherish deeply.  Health concerns, financial changes and a thousand other developments may prevent us from continuing an activity that has brought us great satisfaction. Our lives may be suddenly be altered in ways that are difficult to accept and hard to understand.  If we must walk away from something we love deeply, we may feel we’re breaking apart. The pain and sorrow may be intense and we may believe we’ll never find happiness again. When we’re suffering and trying to make sense of a new situation, it may seem impossible to navigate and find peace and comfort. Sudden, difficult changes are not easy to get through but we are intelligent and stronger than we imagine. No matter what has happened or what we must leave behind, we can find the road ahead and figure out how to proceed. There is no rush to find all the answers. We can take our time and think about all the options and possibilities available. When we’re ready we can take the first step and begin a new journey. Change isn’t easy but difference doesn’t always mean less. Happiness and success are still there for us, and we can be confident we will achieve them both.

What we do defines who we are, and our lives are embellished by the activities we participate in.  If something changes and we can no longer do the things we love so much, we may suffer serious grief and despair trying to figure out what to do next.  How do we replace something that has defined us for so long?  What could possibly take its place?  At first we may believe it’s hopeless and nothing will ever bring us the same satisfaction we’ve had so far. Life is complicated and things go wrong, but a turn in our direction does not end the journey. There will always be something new to try and in time we will find another way ahead. Life is long and nothing can prevent things from changing. By being open to new options and trusting ourselves, we will find all the answers we need.

Truth is truth and trying to force something that doesn’t work is a waste of time and energy. We can only work with what we have at any given moment, and sometimes the options possible do not match what we want. We can try to ignore the facts and drag everything along with us, determined to make it work which will only exhaust us in the end. By looking at everything objectively and openly, and accepting our situation where it is, we can make a plan to change what we can, and move forward toward success. Seeing things as they really are and not how we wish they were will help us open the doors ahead and reach the destinations we desire.

Today if your situation has changed and you must let go of something you love and desire, think about all the possibilities ahead. Change isn’t the end of the journey. You are wise and intelligent and every answer you seek is there for you. Be comforted and confident. All the destinations you desire are still there for you.  Modify your plans and step forward with clarity and confidence.  Nothing can keep you from your goals and you will succeed.

Gonna Do It

21 Apr

We make millions of decisions as we go through our lives. We decide where we’ll live, what we’ll do, where we’ll go and endless others. Some are inconsequential and our choices don’t impact us much, but others are more serious and have lasting consequences. If there is something we want to do, we may talk about it, think about it, make all kinds of plans to do it and dream about how our lives will be once we’ve accomplished it. Thinking, and talking and planning are all important, and it’s fun to dream, but nothing will ever change until we purposely start doing what is necessary to make the goal a reality. They say talk is cheap and that’s true. We can talk about what we’re gonna do, where we’re gonna go, and share endless dreams with those around us. We can think of a dozen ways to get the job done, and plan indefinitely. There is no hurry to reach success, but until we actually start moving forward toward the destinations we most desire, we’ll remain exactly where we are. Some things are hard to do and some goals will take a lot of time and effort to achieve. If what we want is difficult to accomplish, and will take a lot of energy and focus, we may need to wait until we have the time and freedom to make it ours. Everything is possible and when we’re ready, nothing is out of reach. We can trust ourselves to find the best roads ahead, and reach every destination.

We can’t see the end of the road from the beginning. We may start toward something new only to discover the road ahead is more complicated and difficult than we imagined. If the journey will be harder and more arduous than we thought, we can step back and decide how we want to proceed. The goal will be there for us, and we can plan the best time to move forward. Success will always be possible, and with determination and focus we will make it ours.

Some people talk about a lot of things they plan to do. They tell us where they’re going to go, how their lives will change and endless other tales about how things will be once they accomplish their big plan. Wishing and hoping and dreaming are one thing. Doing what is needed to change our lives is something else. We are wise and powerful, and can do anything we desire. Every dream is possible and we can make them ours.

Today if you’re been dreaming about something you desire, and planning on how you’ll make it yours, take the first step. Begin your journey today. There is no need to wait for everything to fall in place perfectly. You are smart and capable, and can do anything you want. Be confident and step forward. Every single destination is possible, and you will make them yours.

Singing

13 Apr

Life is full of unexpected developments.  We never know what will happen next and we may be sailing along, everything going fine, when suddenly something changes, and we’re smack up against a huge hill we must overcome.  Even if we’re strong and ready for a challenge, climbing isn’t easy.  It takes strength, determination, and endurance.  As we struggle to push ourselves ahead and reach the next plateau, we may feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  We may grumble and complain, despairing at how hard the journey is.  We may obsess over every negative complication and be completely miserable, wondering why this had to happen to us.  We will all go through hard times, and it’s not easy to face a huge hill, but our attitude as we climb will either help us or make the journey harder.  It cannot change the size of the hill, but it will change how we feel as we step forward and how we process problems as they arise.  We can complain as we push on or we can choose to sing.  The climb will be the same either way, but how we see it may be dramatically different.  If we sing and remain open to whatever the road brings us, we may uncover answers we couldn’t see before.  Life can be hard, and we may face serious and complex problems that try us and push us to our limits.  We can’t control what will come to us, but we can control how we manage it.  By focusing on what is going well and choosing to be positive, we will be able to more effectively handle any complication or problem that arises.  We are more capable and powerful than we imagine, and nothing is strong enough to overcome us.  Every single answer is there for us and with determination and focus we will uncover them all.  Life is full of challenges, but it is also filled with blessings.  If we focus on being the best we can be, every door will open.

Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever.  When we’re suffering, and the trial has continued for a long time, it may seem the pain will never end.  Life may seem dreary and we may feel hopeless that anything will ever improve.  But nothing is permanent and in time, no matter what we’re going through, everything will change.  The sky will open, the clouds will clear, and finally, the sun will break through.  No storm can last forever, and we will prevail.

Although every situation is different and unique, problems and complications may appear.  We can focus on what isn’t working or what may go wrong and allow the possibility of trouble to hold us in place.  No road is completely paved and clear.  There will always be some obstacle to overcome.  It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or stands in our way.  We are intelligent and will uncover whatever answers we need to get through.  Every destination is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and feel overwhelmed and discouraged, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and prevailed.  You are amazing and can do anything you desire.  Set your sights on the destination and start singing.  Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win. 

Around the Corner

5 Feb

When we’re on the road toward a goal, what’s right in front of us is visible. We can see where our very next steps will take us and with inspiration and focus, can move forward. If we’re careful and thoughtful, often times our plans work out and we reach the destination we’re seeking. Although we can see what’s coming up next, there is no way to see what lies around the corner further on. We can try to guess based on what’s happened in the past, but nobody can read the future and it’s impossible to know for certain what will happen next. If we’re determined to reach a goal no matter what, we may blunder ahead without looking and simply hope that by being forceful and confident we’ll be able to push through whatever is in the way. That might work sometimes, but if serious problems arise, trying to muscle through without acknowledging them will likely cause more complications. Blind ambition may ultimately keep us from achieving the goal. There is no way to be prepared for unexpected and unknown eventualities. But we can be open and look at everything clearly, and acknowledge when the road turns and we need to modify our plans. We never know what will happen next, and if what we’re doing now no longer works, we can adjust our plans and try something new. Our original plan may have been good, but it’s not the only way forward. There are always many roads to every destination. If the one we started on has stopped, we can look at all the other possibilities out there, and find one that works. Every goal is reachable and we are smart enough to figure out how to reach them. Success will always be possible, and we will prevail.

Some people have very defined ideas about how life should go. They may believe there is only one right way to do things, and make their plans accordingly. Life is filled with surprises and unexpected developments. Nothing is permanent and what worked in the past may no longer be viable. There is never only one way to accomplish anything. Failure is never the goal, but if we hold onto our original idea and it doesn’t work, that’s what will likely happen. We are smart, and can be open to every option. Looking at all the possibilities will help us choose the way forward, and ensure our success.

We make our decisions based on the information available to us at the time. Nobody tries to make bad decisions or mistakes on purpose. Sometimes things change or we get more facts we didn’t have when we started out. Being flexible and allowing our plans to change will help us adjust to any turns in the road, or detours ahead. We are intelligent and wise, and have everything we need to prevail. We can trust ourselves to find the way forward, and with determination and focus, reach any goal.

Today if your plans aren’t working out the way you expected them to, step back and look at everything openly. You are wise and intelligent, and nothing can hold you in place. You can change direction and choose the best way forward. Be confident. Every answer you need is already there for you. Nothing can keep you from reaching your goal and achieving great success.

Mirror Mirror

30 Jan

The world is full of illusions.  Things may look one way when in fact they may be something entirely different.  Often this is done purposefully to entice us to do something, buy something or go somewhere.  It’s like a big sales convention.  Everywhere we turn we see pictures that have been altered to look better than they are, and we are bombarded with suggestions and promptings to do things others are promoting.  It’s sometimes difficult to discern actual truth when there is so much deception all around.  In our personal lives if we feel we should be one way or another in order to please others or move forward, we may begin to pretend we actually possess attributes we don’t have.  We may tell others we can do things we don’t know how to do, recreate our personal history to reflect what someone else wants to hear, or in other ways fake our way through.  All of that might work for a while, but truth is powerful and will always rise.  When we look in the mirror we see ourselves as we are.  Accepting ourselves exactly as we are now will help us clearly decide how we want to move forward.  We don’t have to pretend to be anything.  We don’t have to look like or act like anyone else to get ahead.  We can be genuine and true to the attributes we possess.  If we want to change, we can do what is needed to get there and move forward with confidence.  Illusions may be pretty, and they may captivate us, but they aren’t real.  Deciding to be honest about ourselves and truthful in all our interactions will give us the confidence and power we need to do anything we desire.

If we’re unhappy, we can bemoan our situation and spend all our time dreaming of how things could be.  Wishing and hoping for change is a waste of time, and sitting around waiting for something to happen that will turn our course toward the goals we want is foolish.  If we want the lives we’re dreaming of we must define what is needed to make it happen and then actively pursue it.  Our lives are our responsibility.  We’re always in control of our decisions and what we do going forward.  Every dream is possible and if we’re determined and focused, we can achieve the lives we want the most.

Nobody is perfect and there may be times when we feel disappointed in something we’ve done in the past.  Carrying around disappointments that are behind us can hold us back and keep us from happiness.  We can learn everything possible from the experience and take the lessons forward to help us make better choices.  Life is a continual process of learning.  We can make excellent choices going forward and find the success we seek.

Today if you’ve been pretending to be something you aren’t in an effort to move ahead, remember you are worthwhile and valuable just as you are.  Trust yourself and be confident.  We need your influence and there is nobody else like you.  You are amazing and have gifts nobody else can offer.  Share them with us and the whole world will benefit.  There is great success ahead and you will reach it.