Tag Archives: Mud

Wait

11 Aug

As we go through our lives and work on our goals, we’ll experience many different situations. Sometimes things fall into place without too much trouble and we can move ahead toward the destination we’re seeking without a lot of discomfort or duress. It’s always great to get to a goal quickly, but we may face challenges and complications that keep us from moving forward and cause irritation and frustration. There is no way to know how any road will roll out before we start walking on it. Even if someone has gone before and alerted us to whatever pitfalls may await, things may change and we may face an entirely different scenario. If we’ve been trying hard to get through and can’t seem to make any headway, we might think the goal is impossible. Changing our minds and changing our plans is always an option, but nothing is over until it’s over. Are we really at the end where there is no hope of advancement, or is this just a long delay? There’s no way to know what will happen next, and if we rush to quit we’ll never find out. Every goal is possible but we may have to wait for them to become available. Although everything can be done, they can’t all be done today. If we’re stuck and can’t find a way around, we don’t have to abandon everything. We can set it aside for now, work on something else, and return later when our circumstances have changed. Change is constant and nothing can stay the same forever. The opportunity to move ahead will come and when it does, we can be ready to seize the moment and start again. Life is full of opportunities and if we’re patient and persistent, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. Great success is always there for us, and we have what is needed to make it ours.

When we know what we want, it’s very hard to wait but there are lots of people all around us, and some may make decisions that impact our ability to move forward. There may be situations beyond our reach that impede our progress, and we may get stuck waiting for them to resolve. While we wait, we can think about all the options possible that will take us to success. There may be another way around the situation, and by standing still and looking at everything objectively, the answers will appear. We are highly capable and intelligent, and nothing can keep us from anything we desire.

When we take a road trip, it’s easier to travel over smooth, paved roads. We can make good time and get to the destination quickly without too much distress. But if we face a detour and must continue on muddy, uneven terrain, we may be delayed. However, if we’re going in the right direction, we’ll still reach the goal. If we want to get there, a muddy road can’t keep us from success and neither can any other complication. We know what we want and can reach every destination. Nothing can hold us in place indefinitely, and the whole world is there for us.

Today if you’re stuck and nothing you do can move you ahead, set the goal aside for now. Wait until the door opens and you can move forward. The goal will still be there and if you’re patient and wise, you will reach it. You are amazing and more powerful than you realize. Watch for the sign and start again. Every destination is possible and you will succeed.

Holding Fast

6 May

As we go through our lives there is no way to know what will come. We don’t have control over anything but the decisions we’re making. There are billions of people in the world and they’re all making decisions as well. Sometimes someone else’s choice may cause a domino effect that rolls our way and pushes us in a new direction. Change is constant and even if we plan well and are intently focused on moving forward, something may happen that stops us cold. We might know why everything has changed, or we may have no idea. Either way, if the way ahead is now blocked and impassable, we will have to decide how to proceed. There are few clear, paved roads to the destinations we desire, but there will always be a way around whatever is blocking our path. It may not be convenient, it might take us the long way around, and it might require more time to get to the destination, but there will be a way forward. If we hold fast to what we want, we will find our way and reach the goal. It sounds easy enough – just change direction and get there. But life is rarely that easy. If others are involved, we may need to get agreement before we can proceed. The road may be covered with huge rocks and hurdles we must overcome to advance even a little bit, and we might have to venture into foreign territory where we don’t know the terrain or the players. A storm may develop, and we may be buffeted by high winds and torrential rain. At some point, we’ll have to decide if the goal is worth what we’re going through. If it is, we have all the courage and wisdom we need to continue forward. We can dig deep, hold fast, and push ahead with focus and determination. Every single dream is possible. Every single one. We just have to decide what we want the most.

Lots of people continually come in and out of our lives, and we may seek their guidance and value their opinion. If we’re seriously focused on achieving a goal, and they disagree with our decision, they may try to dissuade us from continuing. They may encourage us to try for something easier, saying the goal isn’t worth all the effort we’re expending. We can always alter our course, but nobody knows what we want more than we do. It doesn’t matter if others don’t understand or agree, we can design our lives any way we like, and reach every destination we desire.

There are endless things to capture our attention and unlimited ideas to try. We can do anything we like, but first, we must decide what we want. If we don’t decide where we want to go, we may spend all our time distracted by every possible option and achieve nothing. We can have the lives we dream of once we take the time to determine exactly what that means, and then do what is necessary to make it ours. Every destination is possible, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if the road you were on has become difficult and you can’t see the way ahead, decide what you want the most. If the goal is important, trust yourself and continue forward. Each step will lead you to the next, and if you persist, you will reach the destination no matter how hard it is to achieve. Nothing is too far or too complicated for you to manage. Be confident. Success is always there for you, and you prevail.

Alone and Sunk

22 Apr

We’ll face many challenges and trials as we go through our lives. They may come from decisions we’ve made or have nothing to do with us. We never know what will happen next and we may get caught unaware and surprised by an unfortunate development. When we’re going through a difficult time, and trying hard to figure out what to do, it’s helpful to have the support of others. Having those around us cheering us on and giving us advice can make the road easier to navigate, and boost our morale. But there may be times when we are all alone in the struggle and wonder how we’ll get through. If everything depends on us, we may be unsure about how to proceed. We may be standing on our own and convinced there is nobody to help. Whatever we’re facing will surely be harder by ourselves than if there was someone beside us to ask and get counsel from. If we stumble trying to find our way, we may lose our confidence and begin to think we’re sunk, and we’ll never get through. While we may have to walk alone from time to time, we’ll never be in a place where there is no one to help us. There will always be someone with the answers we’re seeking, who can guide us and assure us of success. They may not be right next to us and we may have to look a little harder to find them, but they will be there. No matter what the question is or how confused we are, we can get the help we need. We may start out alone and hesitant, but if we need assistance, it will be there for us. However, it’s up to us to seek out those we need and enlist their help. Nobody will magically appear because we’re stuck. We are intelligent and capable, and when we need it, can get the help and assistance required to reach success. Nothing is out of reach and with patience and wisdom, we will find our way.

It’s nice when we can accomplish our goals on our own. It’s rewarding and satisfying to know we have what it takes to go where we want. But life is complicated and there will be times when going alone will be more difficult than we can manage. Asking for help doesn’t mean we aren’t capable of succeeding, or that we’re weak. Seeking out more information and assistance enables us to accomplish anything we desire. No man is an island. We’re all out here together. Making the most of all the resources around us will help us reach every destination and find great satisfaction.

It’s good to be independent and take care of ourselves. We are strong and capable, and can live our lives any way we like. Some roads are easy but others are tangled and twisted, and we may get stuck trying to move forward. When our cars get stuck, we can call a tow truck. If we get stuck, we can call on someone else for help. There is no need to stand mired in the mud indefinitely, determined to do it on our own. We can reach for someone to pull us out and help us continue forward.

Today if you’re trying to get through a difficult challenge and can’t move, seek out those around you and ask for help. You don’t have to do everything all by yourself. You have so much to offer and nothing is too far to reach. Get help when you need it and confidently move forward. Every dream is possible, and you will make them yours.

Spin Spin

13 Mar

When our car gets stuck in the mud and the wheels have sunk deep into the mire it can be hard to get it out again.  No matter how many times we gun the engine and try to gain traction we may go nowhere.  The car does its part by engaging the engine and turning the wheels but without anything to grab onto the energy is wasted.  The only way out is to provide traction for the wheels so the spinning can stop and movement forward can begin.  Our lives can be like that sometimes.  We may want to go somewhere but can’t seem to move ahead.  We may get stuck, spinning our wheels in the same place without anything to propel us forward.  Often when that happens we aren’t generally just standing still.  We may be expending a lot of energy and working very hard but what we’re doing isn’t working.  If we don’t change our methods we may end up exhausted, frustrated and confused about what’s wrong.  We can adopt any plan we choose and see how it goes.  But it’s important to pay attention and if we aren’t moving forward we can modify our plans to find success.  Working harder doesn’t always fix the problem.  If we’re in the mud, spinning our wheels faster won’t do anything to push us ahead.  If what we’re doing isn’t working we can modify our way forward and find success.  We have everything we need to accomplish anything we choose.  We can turn when the road stops and find another way forward and we can be successful.

Some people think there is only way to do things.  They may have defined rules about what they should and should not do and what is appropriate for them.  But there is no one right way to do anything.  If we want to do something that requires us to reach beyond what we know or what is comfortable we can stretch and learn new patterns.  We are smart enough and brave enough to step onto unknown territory in order to get to a goal we want to achieve.  There are always many ways to find success no matter what we’re seeking.  Being open to new ideas will help us find what we’re looking for and take us to the destination we desire.

It may be uncomfortable to change our personal patterns and reach beyond the familiar.  Even if we know we’re stuck we may find it difficult to consider new ideas we haven’t tried.  Keeping an open mind and focusing on the big picture instead of the minor changes we need to make will help us adjust our plans and push us forward to where we want to go.  We all get stuck in the mud sometimes.  We can find the traction we need to move forward if we evaluate the situation objectively and openly.  There isn’t anything we can’t do and nothing we can’t overcome.  We can make all our dreams come true and there is nothing powerful enough to stop us.

Today if you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and going nowhere, stop and look at the situation openly.  See what you can change and modify your plans.  There is no situation too complex for you to figure out.  You can go anywhere and do anything you choose.  Do what is needed to move forward.  Success is there for you and you’ll reach it.

Shining

22 Dec

Life is full of ups and downs. We have successes and disappointments, good days and bad days, and sometimes if things have been going wrong for a while, we may feel heavy and dark. We have low periods where we feel out of sorts, and disconnected. We know that given time they will pass and we’ll be back in the sunshine again, but as the time lingers we can feel lost, and apart from those around us. During those times we gain strength from those who are bright and positive. When they smile at us we feel lifted, and when they listen we feel cared for. It’s a great blessing to receive when things aren’t going well and we are beset with concern. It’s said that recent studies show the human eye can see a small candle flame from over a mile away. The tiniest light can be seen from a great distance. When we’re overwhelmed and discouraged, we can feel far away. When we see light from someone else and feel it shine on us, we feel comforted. Everyone struggles from time to time and if we choose to, we can be that light and shine compassion and support on those around us. We’re all more connected than we realize. Being a light is the best we can offer.

In the winter if there is snow and ice, slush and mud, the headlamps on our cars can get coated over and over as we drive along. After a while we notice they aren’t working as well as they did, and take a look. When we see the dirt covering them it’s an easy task to wipe it away and let the bright light come through again. Our lives are like that in some ways. We face trials and challenges, and we struggle sometimes to find our way. Everything we face leaves an impact on us and if things have been hard for a while, we may feel dull and muted from the experience. If someone comes along and shares with us, listens to our concerns, and shows care for our well being, it’s like they wipe some of that away and we are able to feel a little brighter. The care of others in our lives can be the salve that heals our wounds, and the bandage that soothes our discomfort.

When things are going well for us, we can be the ones to shine. There is always someone who needs a friend and if we reach out we can make a difference for them. When we’re discouraged and feel bad, we often feel alone in our pain. We sometimes think nobody could understand how we feel so we keep it to ourselves. But we all go through difficult times and know what it’s like to suffer. If we can extend ourselves when we see someone who seems sad or unhappy, if we say hello and ask how they are and really listen, if we stop walking by and stay for just a moment, we may make a heartache more bearable, and brighten a day. We have the power to show we care. We have the power to let our light shine and help heal those around us. It’s a great gift and the more we share it the stronger it gets.

Today if things are going well, share with those around you. See those who are troubled and offer a listening ear and a kind word. You have a lot of light inside you and power to help heal those in need. Reach out, extend yourself, and let it shine. You have so much to give and you can make your world a brighter place. Today be the beacon. You have the power to change a life and make someone feel happy. Use that power today and be the light we all need.