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Horses and Water

13 Jul

There are endless things we can do, unlimited places to go, and no end to experiences we may have. Life is full of surprises and unexpected developments, and even when we try to plan carefully and follow every rule, sometimes everything goes awry. We never know what will happen, and the road we’re on may suddenly, and without warning, simply disappear. There is no destination that has only one possible route to reach it. There will always be another road, another turn, and another way around anything that gets in the way. We have endless opportunities to do whatever we desire, but the lives we want the most won’t magically appear just because we want them, or we’re good people, or our intentions are noble. It’s up to us to start the journey and stay focused until we reach the goal. Nothing is beyond our grasp, but we must do what is needed to make it ours. The old saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” is a message about life. There will be continual chances to do anything we like, but we must take the opportunities when they arise and do the work to reach the goal. The door may stand open, but we have to walk through it and push forward until we succeed. Every dream is possible if we’re willing to do what is necessary to make it ours. We are amazing and more powerful than we realize, and by clearly defining what we want and then moving toward the goal undaunted, we can have the lives we desire most.

We all have things we want to accomplish, and we may spend lots of time thinking about all the blessings we’ll gain when we win. It’s nice to dream about the things we desire, but until we actually start moving toward the goal, nothing will change. It may be difficult to achieve, but we are strong and capable. It may take a long time, but we can move forward at our own pace. Every destination is possible and by trusting ourselves and courageously stepping forward we will succeed.

Some people continually complain about their lives. They may say they didn’t get the opportunities they wanted, or someone didn’t like them and held them back, or they were born in the wrong place or a million other excuses for why they are so unhappy. Our lives belong to us and nobody is going to pave the road ahead or open all the hard doors that let us progress. If we aren’t happy where we are, we can move.  If we don’t like what we’re doing, we can change. Our destiny is ours to define, and when we’re ready there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Today if there’s something you want to do but haven’t yet started, think about how you want to proceed and take the first step. There is greatness in you and nothing is out of reach. Trust yourself and move forward with confidence. Every destination awaits, every success is possible, and you will make them yours.

Big Stretch

29 Mar

Life is filled with all kinds of experiences. There are endless places to go, things to see, and unlimited opportunities. The possibilities for change are constant, and no matter where we are or what’s going on, there is always the chance to try something new. If we’re in a situation where we must sit quietly for a long period of time, we may begin to feel cramped and need to get up and stretch. Reaching up and down and turning from side to side can loosen us up and make things more comfortable. In our lives, if we’ve been doing the same things for a while, we may begin to feel the same. We might feel stuck and stagnant, and want something new. We can look around at all the possibilities, and then reach for something that takes us to a new horizon and opens our vision a little wider. Although it’s easy to stay where we are, if we stretch just a little and reach for a new destination, we will learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Some roads will be easy and the journey to the goal may fly by quickly, but others may be harder, and involve complications and detours. The world is a huge place filled with possibilities and the bigger the stretch, the further we’ll go. As we move forward, our understanding will deepen and we’ll be enriched by new experiences. Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we desire. We can reach for and obtain goals far from where we are now. By trusting ourselves, and stepping forward with confidence and clarity, we will find great satisfaction and success. Nothing is out of reach, and we will prevail.

When we’ve been working hard and our muscles are tired, stretching may be uncomfortable at first. Lighting up tender areas by gently pulling them further may bring momentary discomfort but as we continue, everything will warm and become more limber. The same is true in our lives. When we first step away from routine and start on a course toward something new, we may encounter things that are complicated and unsettling. Nobody knows everything and as we face new situations, new problems will likely arise. But we are intelligent and completely capable of managing whatever comes. Every road is possible and when we’re ready, we can reach any destination we desire.

Change is constant and we are continually changing as we live and go through different experiences. What we wanted last year may be forgotten. Where we are now is what counts, and if we’re not exactly where we want to be, we can do what is needed to change direction. It takes courage to step onto a new road and head toward a new destination, but our lives belong to us and our happiness is important. We can start a new journey at any time, and move toward any goal. Everything is possible and with determination and focus, we can have the lives we want the most.

Today if you’re ready for something new, but the journey to get there looks difficult and long, trust yourself. Look ahead and reach for the goal. Stretch your thinking and determination. You are amazing and more powerful than you think you are. Nothing is out of reach. Every single destination is waiting and you already have everything you need to reach them. Be confident. There is great success ahead, waiting for you. Step forward and claim it.