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Tag Archives: Intrigue

Carried Away

21 Feb

With all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.” William of Ockham

The experiences we have throughout our lives are endless and every day brings something new. We see and hear things that impact our judgement and may affect our choices. Unfortunately, things aren’t always as they seem and if we’re confused or distracted, we may perceive a situation differently than it really is. Our emotions can affect what we observe, and may cause us to change a simple scenario into something more convoluted. If we’re in a big spooky house at night and the light suddenly goes out, we may jump and think some spirit from the netherworld has taken control. That might happen or it could just be a light bulb has burned out. Our perceptions create our reality, and if we perceive something entirely differently than it is, we may have an altered sense of what is real. We can get carried away with the first thought that comes to mind instead of evaluating all the possible options and choosing the most likely. If we make a habit of jumping to conclusions based on nothing more than our personal perceptions, we may end up making decisions that have nothing to do with the truth. Impressions will come and go and if we let them, will toss us here and there with each twist and turn. We are wise enough to find the truth before we act and make the best choices possible. We can hold fast to what’s real, and step forward trusting ourselves to find our way. Life is filled with all kinds of ideas and impressions, and with patience and understanding, we can find the best road forward.

There are endless things that could happen and if we have an active imagination, we may invent all kinds of possible scenarios in every situation. It’s fun to think about what may come, but as we’re envisioning all the possibilities, it’s important to keep our eyes focused on what’s really going on. There may be times when we get tangled up and confused, and if that happens, we can step back and unravel each issue until we find clarity. We have everything we need to solve any problem and find all the answers going forward.

Some people love to stir up complications and embellish their lives with intrigue and suspense. They may insinuate things are different than they really are in an effort to make a more exciting and captivating situation. If we get caught up in their complex web of stories, we may find ourselves in the land of fiction, far from where we want to be. We can perceive truth and despite influences around us, find the best way forward. Each choice we make takes us somewhere. We can rely on our personal wisdom to guide us where we most want to go.

Today if you’ve gotten caught up and carried away, stop and re-focus on what you want most. Find your footing and direct your course forward toward the goals you desire. You are wise and capable, and in control of your destiny. Choose the path you want to travel, and step forward. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

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Turmoil

24 Jul

Most people are nice and try to work with others and many of us try to get along with those around us and be an asset in whatever we’re working on. We want to be agreeable and flexible and do what is needed to accomplish the goals we’ve set while still including others and being kind. But not everyone we come in contact with will be pleasant and some people are rude and frankly mean. They may manipulate others, lie and cheat, and display bad behavior that causes tension and trouble. If they are aggressive and vicious, dealing with them may make it hard to get through even simple tasks. If we must interact with them we will have to find a way to manage their behavior and still accomplish the task at hand. There will always be a way to move forward despite the problems we face, but it will be up to us to find it. Disagreeable people can make our lives a misery if we allow them to control the situation and affect our attitudes. We don’t have to become negative even if those around us are complaining and unhappy. We all make our own decisions and we can stay true to who we are and what we want most even if we’re being pressured by someone who doesn’t have our best interests in mind. We’re all responsible for our own happiness. Bad behavior in others has no control over the choices we make. We can always choose the best road going forward and find our way to any destination we desire.

Some people live dishonestly and fill their lives with drama and intrigue. They make decisions that complicate their path, manipulate the truth to suit their personal desires and make it difficult for others to work with them. When we interact with them we may get caught up in turmoil and stress. It’s confusing to figure out which way to go when there is disharmony and struggle. But we don’t have to internalize the problems before us and with patience can find our way through. By remembering who we are and keeping our focus we can clear the distractions and find the road ahead.

We may want to be helpful and if we find ourselves entangled in a situation where there is conflict and struggle we may get caught up in someone else’s problem. If we are pressed to find the answers we can be respectful and offer our advice and then let it go. We can allow those who own the issue to find their own resolutions. Life gives us all plenty of our own problems to work on and we can let others manage their decisions their own way. It’s appropriate and kind to offer help if asked and then let those involved find the answers they need.

Today if you must interact with someone who is disagreeable and mean, show patience and support and be the best you can be. Be helpful and kind but let them make their own decisions and continue forward on the road toward your goals. You have so much to offer and we are all blessed because you’re here. Keep your eyes ahead and set the example for success. You are amazing and wise, and can lead the way forward.

The Tell

10 Apr

Life is unpredictable and we go through all kinds of changes every day. We may feel happy or sad, satisfied or frustrated, or a thousand other emotions. We may believe what’s going on inside us is private and nobody else notices, but how we act around others may give away more about our personal feelings than we may realize. Although we may use the right words, our inflection and demeanor may give away what we’re going through. People are very perceptive and if they’re paying attention, can pick up on the smallest details. It’s like watching for the tell when playing cards. We notice something different, even if it’s very subtle, and know there is more going on than what’s on the surface. If we are struggling or angry, sad or depressed, we may exhibit it as we interact with others. We can keep our personal issues to ourselves but when we’re troubled, chances are those around us will know something is going on. We are all far more connected than we realize and our deepest feelings, even if they are hidden, can affect our personal experiences. We don’t have to share more than we’re comfortable sharing but can recognize that we’re often communicating more than we realize. Our emotions belong to us and managing them is our responsibility. We don’t have to pretend to be happy when we’re not but can remember our behaviors influence those around us. We can cope with whatever is going on and find the way forward with grace and patience. We always have a lot for which to be grateful and no matter what’s going wrong, can focus on the positive and continue walking forward.

The choices we make mold the person we become. Some people like intrigue and drama and create it everywhere they go. We can tangle our lives with dishonesty and trouble and there is no end to the problems we can create for ourselves or those around us if we’re determined to cause disruption and contention. But those behaviors negatively impact us and will never bring us peace or happiness. Our lives are ours to design. We can choose to make decisions that will bring us harmony and peace and help us become the people we most want to be.

Honesty is the most important attribute we have. If we’re honest in all our dealings there will never be doubt about who we are. People will understand they can trust us and have faith that we will follow through. We can openly face whatever comes and work with it no matter the situation. There isn’t any complication we can’t understand and no problem we can’t solve. We have all the courage and wisdom we need to be open and honest and find the way forward.

Today if you’re feeling bad and trying to get through on your own, remember how strong you are. No matter what is happening you have everything you need to prevail. Choose nobility and honesty, and the answers will come. You are amazing and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Stand strong and step forward. You are wise and wonderful, and every happiness is just ahead.