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Fixer

12 Jul

Our lives are full of experiences. There are things we can control – our decisions, what we do, and where we go – and a lot of things we can’t. Although much of what happens is beyond our reach we are always in control of our own lives. The road won’t always be paved and we may face a time where it seems like everything we touch goes wrong. Problems will come, complications will arise, people will make decisions that impact us negatively, and crap will happen. We’re all going to go down in flames at some point. But no matter what is going on, no matter how bad everything seems, there will be an answer and a way out. When we’re under water with trouble, we may think we’ll never get through, but the answers we need will be there for us. We may have to search long and hard, but we can find them. When we’re suffering we may wish that someone would come and save us. It would be so great when we’re having a hard time if someone else would just fix it and let us move on. That’s a nice dream but it’s unlikely to ever happen. All our problems belong solely to us, and nobody is going to sign up to fix our lives and pave our roads for us. If we’re overwhelmed and can’t see our way clear, we can wait until things settle a bit and then decide on our next steps. We may try to ignore what’s gone wrong, denying there is anything amiss, and look the other way for as long as we like, but nothing will change until we face it head on and do what is needed to correct it. Standing still instead of unraveling what’s gone wrong will never take us where we want to go. We are intelligent and can find our way through anything that happens. By being patient and taking everything one step at a time, there isn’t anything we can’t accomplish. We are stronger and more powerful than we imagine, and nothing can hold us in place indefinitely. We can trust ourselves to solve any problem we must, and move forward toward success.

Everybody wants a life of ease and comfort where nothing goes wrong. Nobody dreams about suffering and going through terrible trials. We can do everything possible to try to prevent problems and stay out of trouble, and we might succeed in some ways. But there are billions of people sharing the earth with us, and the decisions they make may bring problems our way. We can’t stop anything from happening but we can be confident we can manage whatever comes.

Everyone is responsible for their own lives. There isn’t any designated referee who will be there to run interference, and block trouble before it reaches us. We are wide open and may get over run by something that takes us by surprise and complicates our lives in difficult and unsettling ways. Trouble comes to us all, but we are capable and can fix anything that goes wrong. We can be confident that no matter what the issue is, we’ll find the solution we need to move forward and reach success.

Today if you’re going through a difficult time and are beset by problems and complications, remember all the times you’ve been successful in the past. No matter what’s happening, you will find the answers you need to get through. You are strong and wise, and nothing can overcome you. Trust yourself and be confident. Every single success is possible, and you will reach them all.

Life Sentence

10 Aug

Life is a continual process of learning. Every step we take and every decision we make teaches us something. Although we may try to make the best choices possible, sometimes important details are disguised or we may be distracted and choose something that turns out badly. There is no way to know everything and we all make mistakes from time to time. If we’ve made a choice that has had terrible results we may need to work hard to fix it. Bad decisions happen and if they are extreme we may feel we’ve ruined our lives. We may be sure there is no way to repair the situation and we are lost, but everything is transient and nothing is permanent. There is no life sentence pronounced upon us when we fail. We aren’t doomed to remain in pain and anguish forever. It’s just a mistake. Even if it feels like a terminal disaster, it’s just a mistake. And mistakes can be amended. We can figure out what is needed to correct our course going forward and find the right road. If others have been hurt by our decision we can do what is required to apologize and turn things around. Nobody is perfect and there is no guide book to warn us before we make decisions. We will often choose wisely and generally find our way, and if we stumble we can adjust our direction ahead and start again. Life is all about learning. We learn everything we need to know as we move along. Detours may happen and we may falter, but we are capable of regaining our footing and continuing forward to success.

If we make a bad decision that impacts a personal relationship in serious ways there may be long lasting consequences. If the damage is great we may lose the connection with the other person completely. They may choose to walk away from us and leave us behind. We can try to repair the situation but we cannot make anyone continue forward with us against their will. We can learn as much as possible from the experience and take that information forward to help us in the future. Sometimes things break and can’t be repaired but we can remain open to starting again if the opportunity comes.

We are free to choose anything we like but we cannot control the results of those choices. Sometimes things will go exactly as planned and other times they may work against us. Learning to see things openly and objectively, and being willing to look at all sides of every problem will enable us to make the best choices. We are capable of making excellent decisions and have everything we need to succeed. We can trust in our ability to choose wisely and if things go awry, we can choose again to correct our way forward.

Today if you’ve made a bad decision and have caused yourself or others pain or discomfort, look at the issue completely. See the best options going forward and choose the path that will correct your course. You are intelligent and wise, and can do amazing things. The road to success is there for you. Seek it, and find it. There isn’t anything you can’t do and do well. You have everything you need right now to succeed.