Faith from Within – The Daily, July 11, 2020

Flowers should be appreciated more. They provide endless beauty and ask for nothing in return

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” 
― Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” 
― Wayne W. Dyer

Believing in yourself can be tricky. Sometimes you are the only one who has any faith that you are going in the right direction, and that’s okay. The secret to not allowing the doubts of others to affect you is to tell as few people as necessary about your plans. For every well-meaning doubt that is voiced by someone, it causes at least a moment of hesitation within yourself and can make you lose touch with the exuberance you feel when thinking about the manifestation of your dream. Don’t allow someone else’s limitations to poison your own optimism. They aren’t you.

The secret is to become so clear in your mind about what you are doing that nothing can take that image away from you. See your book as published, or your business as operating successfully, or your new home built. See it as though it were absolutely real and then work diligently towards the outcome. Nothing can stop you when you are dedicated to achieving a goal. Tune the outside noise out and focus on what needs to be done, one moment at a time. The details will take care of themselves.

Mercury – The Mercury retrograde ends on Sunday. If you have been experiencing any issues with communication, then you know how challenging this retrograde can be. Watch for everything to smooth itself out and for technology to run the way you want it to, not with the frustrating inconsistency of the past few weeks. If you started something new recently, expect that the road ahead will be smoother than the one you have been traversing. Calm returns and things should work the way they are supposed to.

It’s fun to blame the planets for the little things that cause you grief. It makes it easier to laugh it off and not to take everything so seriously. That is the gift you can give yourself every day – the ability to see the lighter side of life and to roll with the punches. After all, the alternative is to live a life of misery which doesn’t sound like a good time.

Thought of the Day – It’s the weekend. Do something special, get outside, move around, turn off the news. Forget about the problems of the world and live like the birds at least for one day. Letting go is a feeling that your body will appreciate and your mind will welcome, if only for a few hours. Enjoy a beautiful day.

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” 
― Thomas A. Edison

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