Tag Archives: Journey

Being the Storm

13 May

“Fate whispered to the Warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm.”  The Warrior whispered back to Fate, “I am the storm.”   Unknown

Life is filled with opportunity, challenges, problems, blessings and a million other experiences. We will all face moments of great joy, and we may face moments of intense sorrow. Nothing is sure, and everything can change in an instant. The road we’re on may turn or get blocked, the relationships we thought were solid may fail, we may suffer financial ruin, or any number of unexpected developments that stop us in our tracks. It’s hard to feel confident if the rug has been pulled away from under our feet. It’s hard to trust if we’ve been betrayed. It’s hard to look ahead when all we can see is trouble and pain. There may be times when we believe we can’t go on, the trial is too great, and we are sure we will never survive. But we are stronger than we think we are and even though there’s no way to know what will happen next, nothing can stay the same forever. No matter where we are or what’s going on, we can be sure it will change. How that change comes and where it takes us is anybody’s guess, but one thing is certain, we can trust ourselves to be able to face whatever comes. There is greatness inside us no matter what is going on around us. We have sufficient courage, stamina and intelligence to uncover every answer we need to find our way forward. Bad times may come, but nothing is powerful enough to hold us down indefinitely. We don’t have to simply endure the storm, we can decide to be the storm, take control, stand firm and step forward with clarity and determination. There are endless blessings waiting. There is untold success just ahead, and we have everything we need to reach them and make them ours. 

Nobody gets a perfect life filled with paved roads, and endless peace and happiness. This is the real world with millions of other people making millions of decisions. They may be making choices right now that will impact our lives. We may be sailing along and moving forward with little resistance and suddenly it may all disappear. Our plans may become impossible due to factors beyond our control. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do, and if our goal becomes too difficult we can certainly set it aside. Postponing a journey does not end it, and failure only comes when we give up and quit. There isn’t anything we can’t manage, and if we keep our eyes on the road ahead, we will reach every goal.

Sometimes it seems nothing goes right. It’s like the planets have aligned against us and everything we touch falls apart. When trouble comes, we may be helpless to change it today, but tomorrow will bring another set of circumstances and new chances to start again. By keeping our vision clear, and seeing everything objectively, we will find the way ahead, and be able to continue forward. We are powerful, strong and fierce, and nothing, absolutely nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re struggling and it seems you can’t get ahead, stop and clear your thoughts, and look at everything around you. The answers are already there. Be fierce and step forward with confidence. You are amazing, and every destination is possible. Every dream, every goal, and every journey awaits. Continue moving ahead, and you will find great happiness and satisfaction.

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Not Never

8 Nov

The world is a big place and there are endless opportunities to do things and unlimited places to go. We are in control of our lives and can design them any way we like and set any goals moving forward. We can make any decisions we desire but not everything will be easy to achieve. As we move along we may encounter serious problems, complications and delays as we try to push ahead. If we don’t have all the information we need to succeed, we may end up going in the wrong direction and fail to reach the goal. Failure is difficult to accept and can make us feel like we can’t do anything right. But failure is a great teacher if we take the time to see everything clearly and learn all we can from what went wrong. We may not reach the destination today, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never get there. Success is always possible and failure is just an indication that it hasn’t happened yet. Just because we didn’t make it to the goal this time, doesn’t mean the journey is over. There are countless roads to take, and if the one we’ve been on doesn’t take us where we want to go, we can step onto another. The only time failure is terminal is if we quit. It may be hard to start again, but quitting will certainly never take us anywhere. Of course, if we want to, we can give in and surrender to defeat, stay in our own lane and keep doing what we’re doing. But we have great potential and if we want to move forward, we will find the way to do it. We are smarter and more capable than we think we are, and when we’re ready there isn’t anything we can’t do. By trusting ourselves, and keeping our eyes focused ahead, we will reach every goal. The whole world is there for us and every dream is possible. We can be sure and confident that no matter what happens, we’ll reach success.

Routines are comfortable and powerful. When we do the same things over and over, we pretty much know what to expect. If we try something new and it doesn’t work out, we aren’t doomed to stay in place. There is great value and benefit to experiencing new things and opening new doors, and there will always be endless chances to try again. We can explore whatever we want, and each new experience will enrich us and enhance our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Change is constant and if we want something more than where we are, just turning a little to the left or right may open broad new horizons. We don’t have to completely upend our lives to bring more interest and value. Success isn’t defined by doing the extreme like climbing Mt. Everest or traveling the world. Success is ours when we open new doors around us and try new things. We don’t know what we’re capable of until we try. We have so much to offer, and every success is possible. Nothing is out of reach and we really can have the lives we dream of.

Today if your plans didn’t work out and you didn’t reach the goal, it’s not the end of your journey. If you still want to reach the destination, look at everything objectively and decide on a new plan. Learn all you can from where you’ve been and take that knowledge forward to help you succeed. You are the most amazing person in your life. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident, trust yourself, and start again. Everything is there for you and you will win.

Far Far Away

6 Dec

There are many things we want to accomplish as we go through our lives.  Once we decide what we want to do, we can make a plan and begin forward toward the goal. Some things come easily and take little effort.  Others need more, and some things we desire may require a big commitment in both time and energy.  The road to the destination may be very long and it may take serious discipline and focus to reach it.  Before we begin, we will need to carefully review what will be required, and then decide if we’re willing to commit to the goal.  When an objective is far, far away and success depends on constant attention and work, it will not be easy to attain.  After seeing everything that will be required, if our lives are too complicated now, we may choose to set everything aside until we are more settled and can focus on what will be needed.  When we’re ready to start, we can take the first step forward and start our journey.  Nothing is too far away or too difficult for us to overcome, but some things will try us and push us to our limits.  There may be unforeseen complications, problems we were unaware of at the beginning, and as we strive to move forward, it may at times feel like we’re going nowhere.  A big goal requires a big commitment.  If we are determined to succeed, nothing will keep us from reaching the prize.  We have more courage and stamina than we think we have, and can find all the answers we need to prevail. Our lives are ours to design.  We can do anything and go anywhere.  We need only decide what we want, and then continue forward until we reach success.

It’s easy to coast through life.  If we want to, we can take things as they come and just go with the flow.  We can follow along and simply go through the motions, and get by just fine.  But getting by isn’t the same as living on purpose.  There is no way to reach any personal goal by sitting around and waiting for it to fall into our laps. The whole world is there for us and we can do anything, but if we want something, we actually have to DO something to get it.  Everything is possible.  By taking time to decide what we really want, and then making a plan to get it, we can have the lives we dream about.  

Everyone has their own opinions and ideas about how they think life should go and what we should do.  Some may tell us we should be happy with what we have and not try to get anything more.  They may tell us we’re reaching too far, and there is no way to win.  Opinions are just ideas and have no bearing on any decision we make.  We know who we are and what we want, and nothing can keep us from our goals.  Everything is possible and we will succeed.

Today if there’s something you want to do but you’ve been unsure you can succeed, trust yourself.  Even the longest road has an end.  You are powerful and strong, and can accomplish anything you desire.  Decide what you want and take the first step forward.  Every success is possible, and you will reach them all.

Fries and Ketchup

24 Nov

At Thanksgiving time we may take a moment to reflect on our lives and where we are. We all take a lot for granted. We get used to having a place to sleep, clothes, food, and many other enhancements that make our lives comfortable and enjoyable. As we’re rushing from one activity to another, working our jobs, tending to our chores and trying to get everything done, it’s hard to think about all the blessings we have. Of course, nobody gets a perfect life where everything is rainbows and sunshine all the time, and we’re all going to suffer from time to time. We may go through horrible, intensely difficult days that try us and push us to our limit, but those times won’t last forever. Even if we fail, even if we lose all our earthly possessions, even if everyone we know turns against us, there will still be something to be thankful for. We’re still here, and we’re still breathing. Taking the time to be grateful for whatever we have, helps us tune into where we really are, and what we’re doing. If we’re unhappy, we can change. If we don’t like where we are, we can move. Everything is possible and we are stronger and more powerful than we think we are. There are so many possibilities, and every destination is there for us. By remembering how much we have to offer, and how precious and rare we are, we can decide how we want to proceed.  There isn’t anyone else like us.  We are a gift to the whole world. We can be grateful for all we have, and move toward the lives we want the most.

When things are going wrong and it seems nothing we do works out, we can reset our thinking by focusing on the small gifts around us.  If we’re having lunch, we can be grateful for fries and ketchup.  They aren’t that valuable, are available everywhere, but when we want them, bring us great pleasure. It’s a small thing to focus on but if something that small can bring us happiness, how great will be our joy when we think about all the other blessings in our lives.  

Some people are never happy. They find problems in every situation, and complain constantly. If we’re happy, they may try to bring us down so we can share their misery. Our lives belong to us and every decision is ours to make, and we never have to embrace any negative attitude. Our journey is ours to design, and we can disconnect from any relationship that keeps us from reaching true happiness. There is greatness in us all. By being grateful for everything in our lives, we will find enormous comfort and satisfaction. 

Today, remember how amazing you are and how much you bring to the world. You have gifts to offer nobody else can give. You bring great light to everyone around you, and have so much to offer.  Focus on all the blessings in your life, and be grateful for every experience.  Every single dream you desire is within your reach.  Be sure, be confident, and be happy.  Every success is there for you and you will reach them all.

Scrubbing the Roster

23 Feb

When there are big changes in organizations, and new leadership comes on board, instead of training all the previous personnel, they may start over with their own team. It may be easier to scrub the roster of the old participants and begin with an entirely new group. We may reach a point in our lives when we decide to make significant changes in what we’re doing and where we’re going. Our focus has shifted, and we now want to move onto something new. Those who have been with us in the previous situation may not agree with our decision to alter our plans. They may continually tell us it’s not a good decision and question every step we take. If we reach a point where we want less dissention, we may choose to step away from them. Deciding to scrub our own personal roster may enable us to move forward more easily, but it may cause us some discomfort as we step away. Routines and everyday connections are comfortable, but it’s impossible to stay in one place and move onto another at the same time. If we’re ready for a change, and want to proceed in a new direction, we may need to re-evaluate who we’re interacting with and choose another way forward. Our relationships are important, and we don’t have to sever our connections to those around us. We may find a new way to connect with them that allows us to continue building our relationship and doesn’t prevent us from moving toward our new goals. Our lives are ours to design and we are in control of our own destiny. By choosing what is best for us and stepping forward toward success we will find great happiness and satisfaction. Everything is possible, and we will prevail.

There are crossroads and turning points in all our lives. We change as we move forward and what we wanted yesterday may now seem undesirable. The destination we were headed toward is no longer what we want. There are always countless roads available, and when we’re ready for a change, we can step away from where we are and start a new journey. Nothing is out of reach, and every goal will always be possible. We can have the lives we dream about and nothing can keep us from success.

Custom and tradition are powerful forces. It’s comfortable to continue doing things the way they’ve always been done, and it takes courage to step away from the norm and chart our own course. We are intelligent and know exactly what we want and where we want to go. It’s possible to honor tradition and still do things our own way. Our lives are important, and our dreams are ours to create. With determination and focus, we can accomplish everything we desire, and find true happiness.

Today if you’ve decided to make a turn and go in a new direction, take the first step forward. You are wise and powerful, and will find the way to success. Every dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from making them yours. Be confident and move ahead. The destinations you seek are within reach, and you will achieve them.