Four Affirmations for Monday August 16, 2022

Good morning, my friends. It’s Monday again and here we go! I’ve got three affirmations. Ponder them, say them aloud, or record them and listen, if they resonate with you and will make a difference in your world, use them until you own them and then until they become you.

These affirmations are about refusing to let what you can’t control deter you.

Stay inspired to do great things and put your mind on your side.

Ray

Affirm With Me

I can’t make life more certain. I can only fill myself with determination to joyfully and successfully navigate the uncertainty.

Affirm With Me

I refuse let other peoples’ drama throw me off track. I am committed to my goals and I drown out the noise.

Affirm With Me

Setbacks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned.

Affirm With Me

I relish my obstacles for showing me a better way,

The Universal Law of Scale

It’s true and it’s easy to forget. When you’re in the valley of challenge and difficulty, life can seem like a frustratingly slow, redundant process that shows little progress.

Keep this in mind. There’s a key and often overlooked concept on which the universe seems to operate.

I like to call it the Law of Scale. This law is captured in well-known aphorisms like, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

A thing is often directly proceeded by its opposite and at the same energy level. Small waves beget small waves. Massive fluctuation in one direction is often followed by a massive fluctuation in the other. It’s the universe’s way of establishing and maintaining balance.

When you are experiencing your hardest challenge, know it’s preparing you for your highest triumph.

Even though every bit of sensory information and logic doubts it, count on it!

I’d love to hear your comments below, if you’ve experienced this phenomenon.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Seeing Opportunities in the “Roadblocks”

SEEING OPPORTUNITIES IN “ROADBLOCKS”

Today’s affirmation is:

Roadblocks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned.

When you hit a “roadblock” in your life…stop…wait. Often roadblocks are viewed as something negative. We don’t like our plans to be foiled and it can be pretty frustrating. However, if we can avoid the initial negative reaction, we may find that the “roadblock” is in fact a gateway to something better than we had planned.

Sometimes the things we initially view as “roadblocks” – because they interfere with our plans – are actually possibilities we had not even considered.

Today when something seems to be interfering with your plans try looking for the opportunity in it. You may find that “roadblocks” can transform into gold mines.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

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Best Laid Plans – Day 103 of 365 Days to a Better You

Best laid plans…

Newsflash! In a shocking turn of events, life does not always go as planned. Sometimes the immediacy of life swamps your mission and your execution of your big goals. Today was such a day for me.

It began at 4 a.m. with our elderly dog Mia barking me awake to go out. She’s about to be 15 and so she sleeps downstairs in her kennel these days. Half an hour later my head hit the pillow again for, hopefully, a couple more hours sleep. Less than 30 minutes later, now out of her kennel, Mia came in nudging me to go out. I put her off a few minutes too much and I had an accident on bedroom floor to clean up.

My brother is in town so we got around, went to breakfast, and stopped at the craft store for April on our way back. Then I went with my brother to get him a new phone and a new computer. I’m the “tech geek” in our family, which doesn’t bode well for us.

We arrived home about 1:30. I ate some lunch and then was ready for an afternoon nap. I awoke at 5 p.m. wondering where the heck my Saturday – by big day to get things done on my goals – had gone.

Tomorrow I’ve got a day job project to finish, taxes to complete, and we’re going to go spend some time with some friends north of the city. I don’t see me working on anything – except Day 104 of this blog – tomorrow.

And then, as I’m writing this very blog and eating, a piece of a tooth just broke off. And, of course, today was Day 6 of my 10-day Soda detox. Move over, Job!

Now, I’m not telling this story to make you feel sorry for me. I’m glad my brother came to Boston. I’m glad Mia is still alive and kicking and that I get these special late days with her. It’s wonderful to have friends. Taxes to pay means you are fortunate enough to have steady work.

The thing is, though, weekends like this put you behind on your big goals. It’s easy to feel cheated out of needed time to work on the things that fire your soul. You feel like the universe is working against you or you’re wearing off some cosmic karma. I’ve experienced it before and I’ll bet you’ve had weekends or days like this too. What can we do?

Power hack: When you have days like this, you have two choices. You use it as a reason to just give up or back off your goals or you get more determined to be the person you came here to you be.

You get up tomorrow morning with a smile on your face, put your best foot forward, and take the next step on the journey of a thousand miles.

That’s my plan. That’s always my plan. I hope, when you have days like that, it’s your plan too. Obstacles are nothing but shortcuts to something better than you had planned!

Stay inspired!

Ray

Evening Motivation – Roadblocks Are Shortcuts to Something Better

Hey, my friends!

I hope you’ve had a fantastic day! Here’s a little evening motivation for any of you who have ever hit a roadblock or a detour in your plans. Sometimes it’s the best possible thing that can happen. Here’s an affirmation you can use to remind yourself of that profound fact.

Enjoy your evening and sleep well!

Ray