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Cotton Clouds

20 May

We go through all kinds of experiences in our lives. Everyone dreams of an easy life where everything goes well all the time and we never have to suffer. That’s nice to think about but far from reality. Sometimes things go well and we enjoy easy comfort, and then everything goes awry. We’re happy and sad, we may be content, or we may suffer. The scope of what can happen is very wide and all encompassing. Every day is different and each experience teaches us something new to carry forward. If we’re timid or unsure, we may try to avoid new circumstances and attempt to keep our lives even and undisturbed. We might find some success, but nobody lives on a cotton cloud all the time. Things will go wrong and we will face difficulties. There will be conflict and disagreement, and we may struggle to find our place. Every trial brings us the opportunity for growth and increased understanding, and each time we overcome a challenge we gain something positive. Easy times are great, and we enjoy them, but we learn little while we coast through clear and open roads. We gain our truest knowledge and deepest strength when we are pressed against trouble and complication. Life is all about learning and we can make the most of every challenge we face and use it to help us moving forward. There isn’t anything we can’t manage and we are capable of unraveling even the most complex issues and finding the way ahead. Bumps in the road are opportunities to be creative and flexible. We can find every answer we need and each trial makes us stronger. Every destination is possible and we are powerful and wise. All options are there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

If we lack confidence or feel intimidated by change, we may try to stay away from others who have different views who may ask us to do something new. We can keep our lives small and isolated and we might avoid some issues, but that will also prevent us from taking advantage of the many opportunities possible. We can’t go where we want to go by staying locked in place. We are brave enough to open new doors that will take us to the things we desire most.

Foreign ideas may seem threatening at first, but if we take one step toward them, we may find they are exactly what we’re seeking. What seems strange at the beginning may become what we want the most. Stepping beyond what we know and reaching further than we can see will open new ideas and opportunities we never imagined possible. There are endless destinations available and we can go anywhere we choose.

Today if you’ve been keeping a low profile and focusing only on the roads you know, look up and see what else is possible. There are unlimited options available and endless opportunities waiting for you. Take a chance and open a new door. You have all the courage and wisdom you need to find your way. Every destination is possible and nothing is out of reach. Be confident. You can have the life you dream of and you are wise enough and strong enough to claim it.

Detour Ahead

28 Mar

Everyone has an idea of how their lives should go and what they should do. If our experiences move us in the direction we want to go, we may be confident and happy we’re on the right track. But life is filled with lots of uncertainties and there may be times when something takes us away from the direction we want to travel. We can’t control what other people do and sometimes their choices knock us off track. There are always circumstances beyond our reach that may affect us, and we may end up going in the opposite direction until we can address the situation we’re in and start again. We can get to any destination we desire but it likely won’t come in a straight, uninterrupted path. Problems may develop, there may be something in the way, or we may be pulled from our focus to attend to a critical situation. There are endless complications that may prevent us from advancing but nothing lasts forever, and eventually we’ll be able to redirect our attention back to the goals we want to achieve. Nothing is permanent and there will always be another chance to start again. With renewed focus and determination, we can succeed in reaching anything we desire. Life is busy and can get in the way, but we’re in control of what we do and can plan our time effectively to ensure we accomplish what is most important. Nothing can keep us from having the lives we desire. All our dreams can come true if we’re persistent and continue forward. We can have the lives we want and nothing can stop our success.

If a lot of distractions and problems have taken us away from the road we want to be on, and a lot of time has elapsed, we may think it’s too late to get to the goal. Our situation may change, we may be in a new location or surrounded by different people, or circumstances may have evolved that make the road ahead harder to find. We can always let go of any goal we like, but if it’s still important it doesn’t matter what’s happened or what’s in the way. We can still reach success if we decide it’s what we want. We have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to figure out any complication and find the way forward. Nothing can keep us from our dreams.

It would be great if we could reach a goal every time we’re ready, but few things go perfectly the first time we try. We only know where we are and can’t see what lies ahead. There may be unexpected turns, or doors that are locked away, and we may have to revise our plans more than once. Every goal is possible but they won’t all come easily. Things may go wrong and there may be a detour or a roadblock, but we can trust that there will always be a way through. We have all the courage and self-confidence we need to push beyond any complication and find the way forward. Nothing is too far to reach and we will succeed.

Today if you’re been pulled from the road that leads to your goal, be patient and keep your eyes focused ahead. No complication lasts forever and you can start again. Every dream is possible and nothing can keep you from success. You are strong and wise, and can do anything. Nothing is too difficult for you to manage. All your dreams can come true and you can have the life you desire.

Filters

24 May

Life brings us a lot of different experiences. Some are happy, some sad, things go well and then not so well, disappointments and victories come, and with each experience we learn something more about ourselves, our lives, and those around us. As we change we carry information forward from what we’ve learned. Those lessons help us understand more about who we are and what we want, but they may also color the way we perceive things. For instance, if we have a very bad experience with a dog, we may fear or hate all dogs going forward. Or if something painful happens to us in a specific situation, we may avoid all similar situations in the future. It’s good to learn from our experiences but if they create filters that restrict our lives we may miss out on opportunities available to us. If we learn as we go without fear or avoidance, we will be more successful in living fully and embracing our lives completely. We can’t predict the future but the odds of repeating an exact experience going forward is unlikely. Allowing one bad or uncomfortable situation to color our lives indefinitely may keep us locked down and unable to see everything available to us. We can navigate difficult experiences, learn from them, and then move on. This life is all about change. We don’t have to hold onto anything that holds us back.

Sometimes we have pre-conceived ideas about things based on what we’ve seen in the past or what we’ve been taught. The problem with assuming is that we’re often wrong in the assumption. If we decide something is round because it was round before, and we’ve heard it’s round but never seen it, we may proceed accepting that as truth even if what we’re looking at is a square. Our minds can play tricks on us if we let them and we can be convinced of something that isn’t real because of where we’ve been or what we’ve seen in the past. If we can set our personal experiences aside and look at our situations objectively and openly, we may find that things are completely different than what we first imagined they would be. Learning to see things as they really are will open our lives up to new possibilities for growth and understanding, but we must be willing to see clearly and accept what is real.

It’s wise to protect ourselves from situations we believe will hurt us or make our lives difficult. And there is nothing wrong with pro-actively trying to be in the best place we can. But if we lock the doors around us because we are afraid from a previous experience, or we aren’t sure we can manage whatever is locked behind them, we may be protected from possible pain but we may also prevent possible happiness. If we filter our possibilities because we are unsure or afraid, we also filter any benefits that may come to us. It takes courage to step out of our comfort zones and take a chance, but we have sufficient courage to do anything we want. We are able to make excellent decisions and brave enough to move forward. Life teaches us a lot and we can do everything we need to be successful and happy. There isn’t anything we can’t manage and we can open all the doors in front of us.

Today if you’ve been holding back because of experiences in the past and you aren’t sure about going forward, remember you can do anything. Open all the doors. There is nothing you can’t handle. Be confident. You have everything you need to be successful and happy.