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New Normal

20 Jul

Life is full of challenges. Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever. It seems that as soon as we get used to something, it turns into something else. We only have control over the decisions we make and there are endless modifications that may occur without our knowledge, consent or agreement. When our lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned toward a new direction we didn’t choose, we may feel confused and angry. What’s going on here? How did everything suddenly go upside down? Unplanned changes in our jobs may occur that take us down paths we don’t want and never considered, new developments in our physical form may require us to modify what we’re doing or how we proceed, or a thousand other things may happen that leave us stunned and unsure. Nothing is static and everything is in flux all the time. We can make excellent plans for the future and feel confident they are sensible and stable, and they may be, but still something may turn it all inside out. We can’t read the future and it’s impossible to know what will happen next. When the road turns and we are facing a new normal, we will likely feel unsettled at first and uncertain about what to do next. We won’t have all the answers we need right away, but they will be there for us. By taking our time and looking at the entire situation objectively and openly, we will be able to discern what our next steps should be and how we can move forward. Life is full of challenges. We’re all going to get turned around from time to time but that doesn’t mean we can’t move forward. There are endless roads to every destination. If the one we’ve been traveling has disappeared, we can step onto another. We can make whatever modifications we need and adjust our trajectory until we find the right path. The way ahead may seem dark at first, but the light will shine through. We are wise and capable, and every goal is still there for us. With determination and patience, we will reach success.

There is no such thing as fate. We create our own lives and make our own decisions. When things go sideways, those around us may tell us it’s a sign that we shouldn’t proceed, as though there is someone somewhere pulling all the strings. Of course, that’s nonsense. Things sometimes go wrong, roads turn, and unexpected things happen. They may occur because of situations we can’t control, or someone’s decision we don’t know about or a million other reasons. Crap happens. It doesn’t mean we have to stop moving forward or that somehow we can’t succeed. It just means we need to change our direction and try a different route. We are certainly capable of managing whatever comes, and nothing can keep us from any destination we desire.

When our lives suddenly turn and we’re facing a new normal that is difficult and hard to understand, if we are overwhelmed, we may believe we can’t survive. It’s just too much. We’re under water and there’s no way out. But then one day passes and we’re still here. Then another comes and somehow, we’re still breathing. Sudden changes take time to adjust to but we are stronger and more resilient than we imagine. We can sit down if we need to but when we’re ready to move again, every door will be there for us. Nothing is strong enough to hold us down forever. Our dreams are waiting, and with focus and confidence we will reach them all.

Today if everything has changed and your future is uncertain, stand still and look at everything before you. All the answers you need are already there and you will find them. Decide how you want to proceed, and step forward with confidence. Nothing can keep you from success – nothing. You are powerful and wise, and will reach every destination you desire. All your dreams are still possible, and you will reach them. Be confident. The whole world is there for you.