Tuesday, April 24, 2018

While we wait

What does it mean to be patient? It does not entail sitting around on one's hands. There is a great amount of work to be done while we are waiting.

If we do not put in the effort now, we will not see results. Doing nothing means receiving the same. Then, we are merely waiting for everything to end.

There is no formula for success. People get there in various and sundry ways. What they have in common is it took action to determine the outcome.

While one is working, they should be waiting for an opportunity. It does not need to lead directly to the goal. If it gets you closer, then there is progress.

Do not be afraid of disappointment. It happens to the best of us. We really do not know the effects of what we do until after our moves have been made.

What are we waiting for? A single moment when things start to fall into place. Like assembling a puzzle, putting together the edges is how you start.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Using your moments

What is it you value most of all? The answer to that question determines a person's worth. Through it, one is able to see to the very depths of their heart.

The things of this world will return to it. Thus, anything rooted here cannot endure. It is necessary to exist beyond the physical to have any real future.

Those who care are not bound to the material. Nature, though alive, has no such concerns. It is merely a cycle which will continue on indefinitely.

We must have eyes to see what is in front of us. Understand what is important, and what can wait. Use your moments, before they inevitably run out.

It is the living who are in need of our assistance. This world is a terrible place to be alone. Hearts are  broken in the absence of but a single kind word.

There is so much indifference one could drown in it. All we really need is a chance to breathe. Those who make a difference are like a breath of fresh air.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Not an option

Life is filled with uncertainty. Tomorrow is another mystery to be unraveled. Though the odds are stacked against us, they exist to be beaten.

It is not a good idea to get too comfortable. For it can all be so easily taken away. Every moment is a struggle for survival, one we may not win.

Courage is demonstrated when you do not know. If success was assured, it would lose all meaning. When failure is not an option, we fight harder.

We may not like where the winds take us. But we can no more stop them than we can the rain. One must learn to use such forces to their advantage.

Rage against the tempest, and it will wash you away. But there comes a point when the tide does turn. When the time comes, you must be prepared.

Experience will be your tutor. Understand that what you do not know can hurt you. React accordingly, and fight until you can no more.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Inspiration and understanding

What does it mean to put all of your energy into something? If we were things, it would be expended. Since we are people, it lives and breathes with us.

We may change our tactics, but the goal remains the same. There are bumps in the road to making things better. A string of losses often precedes a win.

In reality, we do not get what we want. What is received is in direct relation to the effort put forth. Success is not assured, but it is a distinct possibility.

It may not look the way we imagined. That is because dreams are based on feelings. But when you take the time to think, it all begins to make sense.

The particulars can take many forms. Sometimes the steps seem to lead nowhere. Being a part of the picture, means the entirety is beyond our purview.

Yet, eventually a pattern will emerge. The many disparate threads come together, and all is clear. Inspiration comes first, long before understanding.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bad things happen

When bad things happen, we tend to panic. Flailing one's limbs helplessly will not change the situation. Sometimes, the hardest thing is to be calm.

A clear head can  come up with a solution. Whereas, a frenzied mind is entirely predictable. Much will be attempted, but none of it will be productive.

Feelings have their place, but it is not in the middle of a crisis. Often, what we face is just an annoyance. With but a few moves, it can be overcome.

Passion is a tool that is frequently misused. It gives us the energy to just keep going. However, it can also rob us of even the mere semblance of sensibility.

Feel what you feel, but do not allow it to dictate your actions. We have a heart and we also have a mind. Use each for the purpose for which it was intended.

Evil delights in causing chaos. Fearful humans are much easier to control. Merely pull the rug out from under them, and watch as they are tossed about.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Acquitting ourselves

What we think does not change what is. Without all knowledge, you cannot trust the little you have. Think of all the many times we have been wrong.

It takes courage to venture into the unknown. Learn all you can, but understand it is only a piece of a bigger picture. For our lives are part of the story.

The things we do are designs on the tapestry of reality. Take care, for you do not know the effect that you have. The next generation is there watching.

Will we acquit ourselves well or poorly? It is in our hands to do good or ill. However, it is our hearts that will ultimately decide which one it shall be.

Take each day as it presents itself. Fret not the past, for the time has gone by. It is in this moment we should live, and make it better than ever before.

While you tread the earth, walk with purpose. We are responsible for how it turns out. May each step be ever onward, climbing upward, never ceasing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ideas and reality

There is a difference between having an idea and making it a reality. Notions come quite readily. The real challenge is in making things happen.

If you wish to be successful, be prepared for a long haul. So many are competing for the prize. It is not enough to be good, you must be better.

Vision gets you moving in a direction. Resilience will keep you going when things get rough. The combination of the two can lead to success.

Those easily discouraged need not apply. In such an arduous climb, there are many cuts and scrapes. If you give up easily, just give in now.

What may seem to be a shortcut, could be a dead end. There is no substitute for hard work. At the end of the day, you will have something to show.

Ideas are what get you started. The hard part is in bringing what is between your ears to life. That takes a game plan, and the ability to adapt.