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The Ending

2 Aug

Life if full of ups and downs. Sometimes things go well and we sail through happy and content. It’s enjoyable when everything fits into place and we’re moving forward, but change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. We’ll all face times of hardship, trials and trouble. There is no way to know what will come tomorrow and our best plans may disintegrate and fall apart in a moment. Everyone has an idea of how they want their life to go and nobody plans on disasters and detours. We can’t see them until they arrive and when they do, our lives may be upended and confused until we figure out what’s going on and how to proceed. If we’re facing an extremely difficult situation that has us gripped in despair and worry, we may think this is the end. There is no way to survive. But that will never be true. We may struggle mightily, and we may be sure we’ll be overcome, but we have more strength and courage than we think we have. When we’re pushed to our limit we will always be able to stretch further and find the answers we need. The ending isn’t here yet. We will prevail and get through. We have already overcome many difficult challenges and have everything we need to manage whatever comes. By trusting ourselves and looking ahead, we can continue forward toward success.

If we’ve been trying to break away from something we want to change and don’t want in our lives, we may try hard to let it go. Some changes are hard to accomplish and if we’ve been trying for a long time and are still struggling, we may believe we will never win and may as well give up. It’s hard to overcome very serious issues, but just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We don’t have to do it all today. We don’t have to do everything perfectly. We can take things one step at a time, and focus on the road ahead and what we want the most. One step doesn’t seem like much, but if we take one step toward the goal every day, we will move closer to success. If we persist and keep our eyes focused ahead, we will prevail.

Sometimes it seems like everyone else has it easier than we do. They look happier, they have more money, they have better jobs, and a thousand other things we might believe. Despite the ways things may look on the outside, nobody gets a perfect life with paved roads and rainbows. There is no such thing as fate and we are in control of our lives. We can do anything we like, and if we want something more than where we are, we have everything we need to accomplish it. By focusing on what we want the most instead of comparing ourselves to others, we can make a plan to move toward the destinations we desire and find great success.

Today if you aren’t happy where you are, think about what you want the most. The ending hasn’t been written yet and you can do anything you desire. Look at all the options possible and make a plan to move toward the destinations you want the most. You are stronger, wiser and more powerful than you imagine, and nothing is out of reach. Be sure and confident, and step forward. Every success is waiting and you will make them yours.

Ants

2 Feb

Nobody gets a perfect life where nothing goes wrong and at some point, we will all face challenges and problems of some kind. Often they are mere annoyances we can resolve pretty quickly and move on. We’re intelligent and able to find answers when we need them and can usually navigate through whatever comes. But life is uncertain and nobody knows what will happen next. We may experience a heart pounding, crushing development that leaves us standing frozen and unsure. Ants can carry up to twenty times their body weight. If we had to do that, it would be close to 4,000 pounds. If we really worked at it, we might be able to get there, but most of us would never be able to carry that much. Physical weight is one thing, but emotional weight can feel just as heavy and when something terrible happens, can seem impossible to bear. We may not have to actually lift something tangible, but we may be completely overwhelmed by grief, confusion, and loss. The unexpected death of a loved one, being suddenly abandoned by a lover, the destruction of our personal finances, and endless other painful things may happen. We don’t have control over everything that will come, but we are capable of controlling what we do when they arrive. At first we may be paralyzed and unable to process the situation, or we may jump up and scream, and refuse to believe what’s happened. Nothing we do can change the facts, and after the initial shock and despair, we can begin to decide what to do next. We are far stronger than we think we are, and even if our worst dreams come, we will find our way through. If we need to stop and think, we can. If we need advice, we can ask for it. All the answers will be there for us when we’re ready to see them and start again. Life is complex and at times very difficult. But there isn’t anything that can hold us down forever, or keep us from moving forward. By trusting ourselves, and taking things one step at a time, we can get through anything and find relief. There will always be a way ahead, and with faith and determination, we will find it.

When we’re young and experience our first love, and things eventually end, we may believe we’ll never love anyone else again. We may think we’ll never get over losing the love of our lives. But time passes, we develop and mature, and everything changes. We find someone new, and move on. In the midst of heartbreak and disappointment, it may seem we’ll never get through. We may suffer greatly and believe the pain will be permanent. But life is all about change, and no matter what we’re going through today, tomorrow will be different. We can hold onto our courage, and trust ourselves that no matter what’s gone wrong, we will prevail.

Some people love drama and hold onto difficult situations, revisiting them again and again, milking them for every emotion. We can hold onto disappointment for as long as we like, but until we set it down and let it go, we will remain exactly where we are. There are endless destinations waiting for us and every success is possible, but we must be willing to leave the past behind and step forward to gain them. We deserve complete happiness, and when we’re ready to begin again, we can make it ours.

Today if you’re suffering through a painful disappointment and feel overwhelmed and unable to cope, trust yourself. You have already overcome many difficult situations and you will find your way through. You are far wiser and more capable than you realize, and nothing can hold you down forever. Stand strong, and be confident. The answers are there and you will find them. Every destination is waiting, and they will be yours.

Worthless

11 Jun

We share the world with billions of people. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, chances are there will be others around us. They may not intersect with us except in passing, or they may be intertwined in our lives. Everyone has their own opinions about how things should go and what we should do, and it’s easy to get along when everyone agrees. But that will not always be the case. We’re all individuals and what we think is best for us may be completely opposite of those around us. That doesn’t mean anyone is wrong. There isn’t any one perfect way to live life. There are endless roads to travel and unlimited options before us. If we have a close relationship with someone who disagrees with our plans, and we refuse to acquiesce to their views, they may ridicule and criticize, and tell us we are wrong and worthless. Some people are very confident they have the answers not only for their lives, but for the lives of those around them, but that can never be true. Nobody has our personal inspiration or knows what we really want but us. Our worth is not measured by how much we agree with those around us. We are unique and valuable. There has never been, nor will there ever be anyone who will have the gifts we have to offer. We are precious and rare, and are worth more than we can imagine. Everyone is entitled to their own choices and can live their lives any way they choose. We already know what we want and have everything we need to achieve any goal we desire. We don’t need the approval or agreement of others to chart the course ahead. The whole world is there for us and when we’re ready, we can go anywhere and do anything we choose. There is greatness in us, and great success ahead. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with clarity and confidence, nothing can keep us from it.

Some people love to put others down. They ridicule their choices, make fun of their appearance, and question their actions at every turn. If there is someone like that in our life, it may be difficult to interact with them. We never have to stay in any situation that is uncomfortable, and no matter who they are or how much power they have, we can step away from them and move onto a new road. Our lives are ours to design, and we can choose our own way ahead.

The world is full of ideas about what represents success. There are constant exhortations that we need more wealth, more possessions, more influence and more of everything to prove we are successful. People can say anything, but we define our own personal success. We are a blessing to the world, and don’t need to prove our worth to anyone. We can chart our own course and move toward the goals that will bring us satisfaction and lasting happiness.

Today if you’re feeling like you don’t count because you are different from those around you, remember you are unique, and a blessing to us all. Your influence brings great light and goodness to the world. You are amazing and incredible. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is blessed because you are here.

Golden Goose

13 Aug

Throughout the world, there are all kinds of expressions of wealth. For some, wealth is represented by the time they spend in the natural world, communing with nature. For others it may be the time they spend with family and friends, exploring life and getting close to one another. Many of us appreciate those things but also understand that having some financial wealth is necessary for us to live effectively and comfortably. We all need shelter, clothing and food, and it takes money to get them. Despite what you may hear, nothing, absolutely nothing, outside of fresh air, is free. Someone will always have to pay for whatever is wanted or needed. How much money we have depends on a lot of factors, and doesn’t usually just come to us just because we need it or want it. We’ll have to do what is necessary – whatever that may be – to get it. No matter how much we acquire, we may feel we want more. Money can’t buy happiness, but it’s an excellent lubricant to make the things we want to do easier to achieve. If we become consumed with acquiring financial success, we may do anything to get it. Excessive wealth may look very appealing, and if we’re determined to have it, and don’t actually have a goose laying golden eggs, we might forsake anything and everything that stands in our way. We may neglect our personal relationships, impact our health by working excessive hours, and focus only on the next dollar we can earn. There is nothing wrong with amassing wealth, but if it’s our only focus in life, we may miss out on the connections and time with others that will bring us deep satisfaction and happiness. Our lives are ours to design, and by keeping our perspective, deciding what we want, and what’s most important to us, we can make good decisions that bring us both comfort and contentment. Money is great, but nothing is more valuable than our personal happiness.

The world values money and places great importance on it. We are often bombarded with messages that we should have more, and get more of it. Being rich might be nice, but it doesn’t equate to being intelligent, kind, insightful or anything else. It just means there is money available, which is just a tool that can open more doors and allow a little more freedom to accomplish certain things. It allows us to pay bills, buy products, and if we want to, donate to others. It cannot solve problems, heal a broken heart, mend a relationship, or bring us lasting happiness.

It’s easy to envy others who have more monetary benefit than we have. They can do things and go places we may not be able to afford. It all looks great from the outside, but true, lasting happiness can only come from within. By doing the things we want most to accomplish, building strong, healthy relationships, and striving to be the best we can be, we will achieve a level of happiness that money can never bring.

Today, think about what brings you the greatest satisfaction. Value your relationships and build great connections. Choose the road ahead that brings you the greatest joy. Focus on your personal happiness, instead of wealth, and you’ll be richer than you can imagine.

What They Have

29 Jul

We share the planet with lots of other people. They constantly come in and out of our lives, and unless we live on a deserted island, they are all around us. Every person is unique and we all have our own ideas about how things should go and what we should do. We make our own decisions along with all the others around us. When we see someone with a life we think we want, we may wish to be like them. We might watch them and begin to copy what they do, thinking it will bring us what we want. If someone at work is more successful than we are, we could follow their lead and it may bring us greater success. It’s true that if we do everything someone else does, we may get what they have. If it turns out that’s what we really want, we’ll be happy, but seeing just what’s on the outside can never tell us the entire story. Seeing someone with lots of money and influence may look appealing, but doesn’t expose the long hours of work, missed chances for a family and time with friends, or the loss of connections from intense ambition that may also be part of the package. Following another person’s choices will only take us where they want to go, and will never take us to the life we want the most. Our dreams and goals are specific and personal to us. There isn’t anyone else like us in all of creation, and we have gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. Being true to who we are, and honoring our own choices will bring us great satisfaction. Our happiness is important. By choosing our own journey, we can make all our dreams come true.

If we’re dissatisfied with what we have or what we’ve accomplished, we may struggle with low self-esteem. If we see someone who has more of what we want, we may envy their lives, and feel diminished by their success. Envy is a powerful emotion that never brings happiness. We can step away from it by focusing on the good we’ve accomplished, and reminding ourselves that nobody has everything. Instead of feeling envious, we can celebrate the success of others, focus on our own goals, and move forward with confidence toward the dreams we want to accomplish.

There are endless ideas about life and what is means to be successful. We may have pressure from family or friends to live a certain way, and accomplish certain goals. We can always go along, and take their suggestions, but if they don’t lead us to our own destinations, happiness will elude us. Our lives belong to us. We can listen to any advice given, and then choose the roads that will take us where we most want to go. All our dreams are there for us. We can do anything. By creating our own individual journeys, and reaching our personal goals, we will find happiness and great success. Everything is possible, and we will win.

Today if you’ve been following someone else because what they have is attractive, remember there is always more to the story. Chart your own course for the future. You know what you want, and have everything you need to succeed. Be confident, and step ahead with clarity and focus. Every dream is there for you, and you will make them yours.