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Tag Archives: Passage

All the Way Back

4 Dec

We go through all kinds of ups and downs as we navigate through the many days of our lives. Sometimes we get hurt and if the pain is intense and we feel completely heartbroken, it may take a lot of time to heal. While we’re struggling, all the details and demands of our lives continue. Our families, our jobs, our commitments, and all the responsibilities of life still have to be taken care of. Each moment demands our attention and there are endless distractions. We can face them all and manage whatever we must, but if we’re hurting it will take determination and focus. Nothing we go through is powerful enough to completely stop us forever. We have inner strength that’s always there for us and we can overcome anything in time. Heartbreak can be paralyzing and make us doubt our ability to survive but we always have enough inside to get through. We can face any pain and disappointment by going all the way back and uncovering everything that’s happened. We can see it all and then set it down and walk away. Looking at everything objectively and allowing ourselves to see it clearly will help us find the answers we need to move forward. Life is a great blessing and there is always a new day before us. No matter what has happened, no matter what we’ve lost, there is always hope for the future. Every sunrise brings undiscovered blessings. We can hold on when we feel weak, and continue forward even if we aren’t sure. Each step will reaffirm our confidence and as we walk forward, we’ll find our way again. There isn’t anything we can’t overcome. We are invincible and there is power within. We can go all the way back and begin on a new road forward.

When others see us struggle, they may try to help by telling us the situation isn’t as bad as it seems, but nobody can know the depth of our personal suffering but us. It might feel impossible to get through and we may be overwhelmed by pain and doubt. Life is all about change and no matter how bleak things may seem today, tomorrow will be different. We can take the journey forward one small step at a time. We don’t need to rush or try to move in a hurry. We can take things as they come and with each step our strength will return. In time, however long it takes, we’ll feel in control again and have all the confidence we need to move forward.

Personal pain teaches us many things and helps us understand ourselves more completely. When we suffer, we learn to endure and exercise internal strength. We discover our personal fortitude and uncover the depth of our courage. We are more powerful than we think we are and nothing can overcome us. We can step forward with confidence even when we’re unsure, trusting in our own wisdom to find our next steps.

Today if you feel broken and devastated over something that has hurt you, remember you are stronger than you realize. Everything you need to continue forward is already there inside you. Reach deep and hold onto your courage. You are amazing and nothing can hold you down. Pain is only a passage to greatness. Take a step and move forward toward success. It’s all there for you and you will reach it.

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Standing Still

2 Feb

Everyone has dreams about how they want their life to go and what they want to happen.  If we want to accomplish something we can move forward toward the goal and with time and effort, achieve it.  It won’t always go the way we planned, and it won’t always be as easy as we hoped but anything we want can be accomplished.  If we’ve tried and failed at several goals we may begin to believe we are destined to stay where we are.  We may lose our confidence and courage to step out of what is familiar and try anything new.  After all, there is no way to know what could go wrong or how hard it might be, and if we don’t feel sure we can find our way we may simply choose instead to stand still.  There is nothing wrong with standing still if we’re taking time to plan our next move or if we need to think about the way forward.  But standing still and giving up on moving again will not make us happy.  We may feel comfortable in the same place knowing the scenery and the players, but it’s impossible to move forward or accomplish anything new by staying where we are.  Life is filled with possibilities and we can reach anything if we are willing to stretch.  Even if everything has gone wrong in the past, and even if nothing we’ve tried so far has worked, we can start again.  We have endless chances to succeed.  There will always be another door to open and another road to travel.  We can be brave enough to move ahead and find the way to any destination we desire, and make all our dreams come true.

There is comfort in familiarity.  We know where we are, we know what to expect, and we know who is involved.  It’s easy to figure out the next step when we’ve been on the same road for a while.  But familiar territory was once foreign to us and only after the passage of time has it become comfortable.  Every foreign situation is only foreign until we make it ours.  We can try new things understanding that in time they will become familiar and comfortable.  Stepping out of our routines and taking a chance on something new will refresh us and bring us experiences that will broaden our understanding and deepen our lives.

We cannot reach our full potential by repeating the same patterns day after day.  If we want to go far and develop our talents, and if we want to reach higher, we must be willing to break away from what we know and try something new.  It takes courage to step into the unknown not knowing what lies ahead, but we have all the courage we need to do anything.  There will never be a perfect moment to begin, and waiting for that to happen is the same as doing nothing.  We can start now, today, right where we are, and push forward onto a new road.  We can believe in our dreams and do what is needed to take control of them and make them ours.

Today if you’ve been standing still waiting for the perfect moment to try something new, let go and start moving forward.  Every dream you imagine can be yours.  Be confident.  You already have everything you need to succeed at anything you desire.  Go forward and reach further.  Open all the doors and you’ll find complete happiness.

Take Heart

25 May

It’s a wonderful thing to fall in love with someone. We become aware of another person in ways we may never have dreamed possible. We think about them constantly, wonder what they’re doing when they’re not with us, hope to see them soon, and start to make plans. Our heart jumps when we hear their voice, and when they smile at us, the whole world seems to stop. We are consumed with thoughts of them. We can’t imagine being without them. We adore them, they delight us, and make us so happy. We’ve never been so happy.

But sometimes, something goes wrong. They turn, and decide they want to go another way – without us. They leave, and we are left broken, and bereft. We are devastated, stunned, sad, in disbelief. We feel hopeless. How can we go on? We love them so much. We need them. How is it possible they don’t feel the same about us? It’s horrible. We feel horrible, and for a time we don’t believe we’ll ever be right again.

I have a close friend who went through this some time ago. The woman he loved was everything to him. He talked about her constantly, and told me of his plans for the future with her. He loved her deeply, and couldn’t imagine ever being without her. But she decided she wanted something different, and she left. He was devastated. I sat with him as he cried. He said he didn’t think he could survive without her. He just didn’t see an end to the pain.

When we are in times of great despair it seems as though they are permanent. We think nothing will ever change, and we’ll never be happy again. But the only thing permanent is death. Everything else changes. It’s the nature of life. Even if it feels like the end for us, it’s just a passage. As I sat with my grieving friend, and listened to his sobs, I reminded him of this. Although he felt completely ruined, he was just going through a difficult passage. It wasn’t the end of the road. It was a change. A very painful, gripping, sad change, but still just a change. I told him he would navigate it, and he would survive. At the time he didn’t believe me, but time has gone by, and he has survived, and moved on. He is happy again.

When we are brokenhearted – truly brokenhearted, it can feel like our lives are over. It can be hard to breathe, much less see a future where happiness will ever be a part of our lives again. When we feel so horrible, we may be surprised that life goes on, the sun still comes up, and time still goes by. How can the world continue it’s relentless march when we are frozen in pain? It’s hard to see around the corner. It’s hard to face the days. Everything is hard. But it’s not permanent. The pain will ease. Things will get better. Happiness will return.

Today, if you are brokenhearted try to remember that. This isn’t the end for you. This is just a passage. You will get through it. You will survive, and you will be happy again. Take it moment by moment, and hold on. You will get stronger.  You’re still here. The road is still before you. There is hope, and happiness ahead. Have faith. All is not lost. All is not lost.