Tag Archives: Stop

Chasing the Wind

24 Feb

When we’re children, we have ideas about how our lives will go and what we’ll do. We may dream of being fighter pilots, astronauts, ballerinas, super models and a million other things. Because we’re young and haven’t yet learned about how things work, our ideas may be unrealistic and completely different from what we choose after we get a little older and start to understand things a little better. We all have dreams about how we want our lives to go and what we want to accomplish. If we work hard and do what is necessary to make things happen, and the world around us cooperates, we can make many of our dreams reality. It’s wonderful when we accomplish something we really want, but life is unpredictable. Even if we do everything possible, some things may elude us. We aren’t alone on the earth and can only control what we do. Sometimes what other people are doing and the decisions they’re making may keep us from advancing toward a goal we desire. Like chasing the wind, some things may be continually out of reach. It doesn’t mean we aren’t trying hard enough or that the goal isn’t possible, but that it isn’t available to us right now. It’s difficult to set down something we want badly, but nothing stays the same forever. Instead of spinning our wheels and exhausting ourselves trying to achieve a goal that’s unattainable now, we can move on to something else. In time, the road will change and all the doors we need will open. Life is all about change. If we can’t continue forward on the road we’re on at this time, we can change direction and return later. We can accomplish anything we want, but we may not be able to accomplish it today. Life is long and we have all the patience and wisdom we need to keep our eyes on the goal and adjust our course accordingly. With focus and determination, everything is possible, and we will succeed.

There may be times when we want something completely different than where we are. Maybe we want a different career, or to move to another location far away. Big, life changing, dreams don’t come easily. Some take a lot of time, a lot of financial resources, and a lot of effort. If, after careful thought and consideration, we decide we definitely want to proceed, we can begin doing what is needed to get to the goal. There will probably be complications, and we may have to take a detour or two, but if we stay the course, we can prevail.

Some roads are harder than others and as we move ahead if there are endless problems and obstacles, and it’s difficult to make any headway, we may begin to rethink the goal. Our lives belong to us, and if we don’t want to continue the struggle, we can take a turn and go in a new direction. The goal will still be there and when our situation changes and we’re ready, we can begin again.

Today if you’ve been pushing hard trying to move closer to a goal and can’t get ahead, look at the situation objectively and decide how you want to proceed. You are intelligent and capable. Be confident and wise. Every success is possible, and with clarity and planning, you will find the way forward and reach the destination.

21 Oct

Return Trip

Life is full of twists and turns. We may be traveling along one way when something happens that stops us and turns us around facing the opposite direction. If we have no control over the situation, we may have to backtrack for a while until things change in ways that allow us to redirect our course forward. We are always in control of our lives but have no control over what other people are doing or how things roll out. Even our best laid plans may turn upside down without warning, and the goal we were seeking may suddenly be out of reach for a time. Nothing is permanent and eventually, things will change. How and when that will happen is impossible to predict, but we’ll be able to resume our journey at some point. The return trip back to where we were may be easy and quick, or it may take a lot of work and time to restore. There are unlimited roads to every destination and no matter what’s happened, or how long we’ve had to wait, we can discover the best way ahead. Complications may come, problems may thwart our progress, and roadblocks may get in the way. But we know what we want, and if we’re willing to push ahead despite the trouble, can reach any goal we desire. Things may go wrong, they may go very wrong, and we may question our ability to continue. Nobody gets a clear, paved road all the time. It doesn’t matter how far we’re pushed off track, it doesn’t matter if we’ve been away for a long time, and it doesn’t matter if nobody else thinks we can do it. We are more powerful and strong than we imagine, and nothing, absolutely nothing can keep us from our goals. A return trip back to where we want to be will always be possible. Our lives are ours to design. We can be confident that every destination is there for us, and with patience and determination, we will succeed.

We may be involved in a relationship where someone wants us to change who we are. If we lack confidence and care deeply for them, we may acquiesce and try to mold ourselves into their desired model. It’s impossible to find complete happiness if we’re trying to be something we’re not. Our personal happiness is important, and we can return to our true selves. We are priceless and individual, and the whole world is embellished because we are here.

Our lives are busy and can be complicated, and we might look up one day and discover we’re on a road headed somewhere we never wanted to go. Maybe we got caught up following someone else or got distracted and stepped away from what we want most. If we’re going the wrong way, we can stop, turn around, and start again. Every goal we desire is possible, and if we focus on the way forward, nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’ve gotten stopped or turned around, and are headed away from the destinations you desire, trust yourself. You have everything you need to find your way forward. Every single dream is possible, and nothing can keep you from them. Be confident and step forward. You are amazing and powerful. Success is just ahead, and you will reach it.

Staying Down

26 May

As we navigate through our lives, we experience all kinds of developments and find our way through countless twists and turns. The road ahead is sometimes easy and we can advance quickly, getting to the desired goal. But every road is different, and there may be times when it seems no matter what we do, we remain stuck in place. There may be obstacles too high to overcome, or someone else standing in the way who refuses to move. Complications will come and may interfere with our plans and stop us in our tracks. We may get pushed off the path, and have to sit and wait for things to change. If we get blocked and can’t move forward, instead of complaining and pacing impatiently, we can stand still where we are and work on something else. Everyone gets knocked down from time to time, and if we can’t see a way forward right now, we can stay down and wait. Staying down when we can’t move forward isn’t giving up. While we wait, we can look at everything clearly and consider all the possibilities ahead. Taking the time to review what’s happened, where we are, and how we can continue forward, will help us come up with a plan. We can see everything objectively, and decide on the best road ahead. Nothing can hold us in place forever, and in time, however long that takes, we’ll be able to start again and achieve any goal we desire. We’re in control of our lives, and no matter what happens, can find the road ahead that will take us to success. We are powerful and strong, and nothing is out of reach. By being confident and patient, we will achieve every success we desire.

Complications are a part of life. There are few times when we can go from where we are to where we want to be without something going wrong. We only have control over ourselves and there are millions of others making decisions that may impact our ability to advance. We may get hung up and be unable to move forward for a time, but if we’re devoted to the task and determined to succeed, nothing can stop us indefinitely. There are unlimited roads ahead and if the one we’re on gets blocked, we can step on another and continue. Nothing can hold us down forever, and we will reach the goal.

If we’ve had one complication after another and it seems no matter what we do, the doors ahead are blocked, we can set the goal aside for a time and work on something else. Change is constant and whatever we’re facing today will be different tomorrow. Nothing can stay the same forever, and eventually we’ll be able to start again. Every goal is possible, and with patience and determination, we can accomplish anything we desire.

Today if you’ve been stopped and can’t move forward because of circumstances out of your control, look at everything objectively. Decide on your next steps and prepare for when things change and you can start again. You are highly capable and intelligent, and nothing can hold you in place indefinitely. Every success is there for you and in time, you will reach it.

One More Day

3 Apr

There are times in all our lives when things don’t go well. Unforeseen developments may come and suddenly we may have to change everything. We may be held in place because of circumstances beyond our control, and there is nothing we can do to change the situation. It’s hard not to be able to do all the things we want to do, and frustrating when our hands are tied and we’re stuck. We only have control over our own personal decisions and there are always things going on outside our reach that may impact us personally and in ways that are uncomfortable. It isn’t easy to wait and stand still when we want to move. It’s difficult to remain in place when we have goals we want to accomplish, places to go, and people to see. Nothing can ever remain the same indefinitely, and no matter what is happening now, it will change. If we cannot move, we can take time to review all the options that will be available once things open up again. We can still plan for our future, and choose what we’ll do and where we’ll go. Waiting gives us a pause where we can review where we’ve been, and decide how we want to proceed. Life is filled with unexpected developments. Some of them are delightful surprises, and some stop us in our tracks. If we must remain still for now, we can trust that everything will open again. We know who we are and what we want, and nothing can keep us from our goals forever. The road will eventually become accessible, the way will be clear, and we will be able to move. Although it’s hard to wait, if we need to, we can manage one more day. Nothing has changed. Every success is still there for us. We can be patient, and when things change, move forward with confidence, sure we will prevail.

Nothing in life stays the same forever. Everything is constantly moving on to something else. We are growing and learning with everything that happens, and each experience teaches us something of value to carry forward. Even when we feel stuck, things are changing. We can trust ourselves to manage whatever comes, and be sure we have everything we need to get through. Life can be complicated. We can get tangled up in situations we can’t control and held in place, but everything will shake out, and we’ll continue forward.

Nobody knows what the future will bring. We can’t control what might happen but we are in complete control of every choice we make. Our lives belong to us and we can do whatever is needed to make them satisfying and fulfilling. Every option will always be possible, and there is no destination too far away or too difficult to reach. In time, with determination and focus, we can make all our dreams come true. Everything we want is within reach. We are capable and wise, and can do anything.

Today if you’re held in place and can’t change the situation, be patient and hold on for one more day. Nothing lasts forever, and in time everything will change. All your dreams are still there for you, and you will reach every destination you desire. Be confident and trust yourself. You are amazing and nothing is beyond your reach. Every dream can come true, and you will prevail.

Burned and Raw

8 Nov

As we go through our lives, we will have all kinds of experiences. There will be situations that bring us intense happiness, some that bring sadness and sorrow, regret and disappointment, others that are boring and tedious, and we may even face severe and crippling disaster. The scope of life is very wide and each of us has a different and unique journey. Sometimes our days roll out evenly, and most things move along the way we expect them to but change is constant, and suddenly everything may turn and we find ourselves in a completely different situation. If the change brings hardship, has been painful and troubling, and we’ve been hurt, it may be hard to know what to do next. When the rug has been pulled out from under us, we may stumble and have trouble finding our footing. We may feel burned and raw, and unable to stand. Serious problems are not easy to navigate and at first, we may not know how to proceed, or what to do. Hard times come to us all and can knock us down for a time. It may seem we’re lost in darkness and there is no light ahead. It’s okay to stop and wait. We can take the time we need to understand what’s happened and look at everything before us. No matter how devastating the situation seems there isn’t anything we can’t manage. Every answer we need is already there for us. We can rest and think about all the options possible, and then, when we’re ready, we can stand again and step forward. There is nothing powerful enough to hold us down. We are stronger than we imagine, and can find our way through any complication. The darkness cannot last forever and light will return. Every success is always possible and we will prevail.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go. We make plans for our futures, and move forward with confidence. It would be wonderful if every plan worked out without any distractions or worries, but that’s not often how life works. Things change, situations are modified, and the way ahead may disappear. It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or how complicated things become, we are wise enough and patient enough to find our way through. We have everything we need to solve any problem, and continue forward.

We can’t know everything, and there will always be something going on of which we are unaware. If others are making decisions that block our progress, or our situation turns unexpectedly, it may seem we will never reach our goal. It’s hard to find the way forward when there are a lot of things in the way. If all we can see is the next step ahead, we can take it. And then the next will open, and we can take that. Step by step we can continue to move ahead until we reach the destination we desire. If we are determined to succeed, nothing can keep us from our goal.

Today if you’re facing a difficult situation and don’t know what to do, stop and think about what you want the most. Look at all the possibilities before you and decide on your next step. You have everything you need to reach any destination you desire. Be confident and stand strong. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself. Every dream is there for you, and you will reach it.