“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” ~ Frank Lane
MarDrags’ Thoughts: Our lives are so like the weather…there are days of bright sunshine, high winds can blow at times, clouds can gather and hang…and then unleash a fury of rain to soak us and slow us down, and there can be dastardly, debilitating, and dark storms. We can no more change this pattern than we can change the patterns Mother Nature has set down. BUT…we can know that…as furious as a storm can be…the sun and light will always follow…and it will be equally as great as the storm was. So too, we will always pass through life’s storms, stepping into the light again…and we will be stronger and we will know more because of it. Great and beautiful flowers (decisions) are born of great rains (difficulties).
“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
MarDrags’ Thoughts: Obstacles, I believe, only have as much Power as we give them. If we think an obstacle has more Power than we do…then it will. If we see it for the temporary barrier or hurdle we must pass to get to our goal, its Power shrinks and goes back to where it belongs…within Us. Take your Power back from your obstacles and overcome them.
“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.” ~ Wayne Dyer
MarDrags’ Thoughts: Anger does have its place, and it is important to allow ourselves to feel it, not deny it and process it. Anger can be a great motivator…as long as we do not allow it to take over and lead us into difficulties. But…many times we can choose to let go of Anger when its purpose has been fulfilled…or when it is not necessary at all and will only make us unhappy…and we can choose Laughter. Laugh…in the face of Anger…and choose to feel good.
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” ~ Dean Koontz
MarDrags’ Thoughts: This really does not need many more words from me does it? It speaks for itself. If we can remember to listen to and follow our Intuitions, we will always be seeing life from a deeper place…from the Soul…and the Soul will always guide us in the right direction. Trust your Intuition!