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sandstorm… you can see more clearly.

But not until then.

We all go through really confusing situations from time to time. And while you are going through them, they never make sense. They are NOT supposed to. At the time, you just need to get through them. But once the dust settles, you can begin to understand just why that situation was happening to you.

Clarity only comes with time. Take a step back from those painful, confusing situations and put your energy into something else. All the wanting in the world for answers will NOT bring them any quicker. Situations resolve and lessons are learned when the timing is right.

Let the chaos around you settle down, don’t try and force the dust to settle either. You cannot control the amount of time you are caught in that dust storm. So best to put on your goggles and gear and trudge onwards. The important thing is that you nurture yourself along the way. All dust storms create uncertainty, confusion and of course bring up fear of the unknown. But as long as you know that going in to the drama, then you can remind yourself that the dust isn’t forever, it is just an illusion and before you know it, that the dust will settle and you will have complete clarity.

Life is a process and everyone gets caught in the dust storm; the question is how do you ride it out? Don’t take it too seriously, the dust will settle and you will see what was there for you all along. You don’t always get what you want in life, but you always get what you need and once the dust settles, you can see what that is.

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Unknown… will eventually pull you down.

You cannot continue in a pattern of survival forever. But there is always the tendency to get stuck on that log. After all, it saved you at one point and out of habit, it is easy to grow dependent upon it. But dependency never yields success. Relying on your log for survival gets old fast and eventually you tire of holding it and the log yields to your weight and you both sink. So what once saved you will ultimately destroy you if you do not allow yourself to evolve beyond it. 

The game is not about surviving but thriving. You have to learn to move beyond the safety net of what once served you and push the boundaries into a new life for yourself. No one is going to do it for you. Holding onto that log does not keep you safe, it holds you back from becoming great. We all have our logs in lives – the people, the jobs, the situations that came in and saved us at a time when we needed it. That time is now over and the rest of your life is ready to begin. Learn to leave those logs behind and trust yourself that you can swim to a new side of that lake and create a new life for yourself. Any time you are ready to let go of your log, the rest of your life is waiting to begin. Are you ready to take a chance?

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Your life is meant to thrive.

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Unknown

… you have NO choice but to change direction.

Where else can you go?

Walls are put in place for a reason – to STOP you dead in your tracks and they serve their purpose.

Think of life as a maze – you are going along smoothly and all of a sudden you hit a wall. Fine. No drama. You are stopped and you pick a new direction. The wall was your indication that you can no longer move in that direction.

It is the same thing in life – when you hit a wall, it is your indication that you are being blocked from progressing further. It is time for you to now make another decision to proceed along a new direction and chart a new course. No drama needed, only change is required. 

Hitting a wall is not a problem. Deciding to IGNORE the wall and NOT turn towards a new direction is really the problem. If the wall is there, the universe is telling you to explore other options. Of course you can use your free will and climb over the wall, but there may just be a better way to move forward in your life. Why make things difficult? If you come up against a wall. Stop and yield to it. It might be trying to tell you something. Turn towards a new direction and you may just find that it brings you to a much better place.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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go-be-seen… is the only way to be seen.

It is very important for the people in your life to see you for who you are, not who they think you should be. They do not need to agree with everything you do and say, but they must appreciate the core of who you are.

In a relationship, if you are not seen for who you are, you will never be whole. If you are contented with being seen as someone else’s version of who you are, you will always feel empty and less than who you are.

If who you are doesn’t work for someone, you let them walk away. End of story. No pretending, no charade, no negotiation.

In order to be seen for who you are, you first need to see yourself. You need to know your beauty, your gifts, your value and your worth. Once you can see yourself, you can allow others to see you. If you are still hiding behind other’s perceptions of you, you have a long way to go.

When you are ready to be seen for the beautiful person you are, you show your true colors to the world. And when you can show your true colors to the world, you attract those people who will most admire those colors in you. Are you ready to be seen or are you still hiding behind other perceptions of you? Other’s perceptions come and go, you are the one left standing. Whose perception is it going to be?

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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Think-Opposite… STOP and think the opposite.

Simple enough, right? But we NEVER think to do it.

As Patanjali says in the Yoga Sutra, “Vitarka Badhane Pratipaksha Bhavanam” – when disturbed by disturbing thoughts, stop and think the opposite. 

Everything is energy and where you put your energy is what you will get MORE of so it stands to reason that dwelling in negativity will NEVER bring about the positive outcome you desire.

Buying into a thought makes it REAL for you. So, if you do not want that thought in your life, DO NOT give it any attention. Simple as that. Thoughts are what create our reality. 

If you focus on what is upsetting you, you will only continue to perpetuate the upset. If you can learn to cultivate the opposite, you can create a much better reality for yourself as your thoughts always set you up for your next experience.

Life is a game and you are in control of your next move. Life is too short to perpetuate situations that do not work for you. So when disturbed by disturbing thoughts, stop and think the opposite. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will naturally change. A lifetime of happy thoughts and experiences await you. What are you waiting for?

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images-3… allows things to BREATHE.

Trying to hyper-control situations strangle-holds them.

We hold so tightly to what it is we think is right for us. In fact, we continually push our agendas forward even in the face of adversity. But to what end? Where do we stop and realize that resistance is a form of protection. If you are finding it hard to continue on in a given direction, it might be because you are not meant to. Resistance is a universal sign to back-off.  There is something there that you might not be seeing.

We are conditioned to think that if we work hard enough and push hard enough that we can alter any situation to our advantage, but that is using force to drive your life. A better way of living your life is to STOP pushing when you hit a wall and step back. Give yourself some space and time to breathe and allow what is meant to make its way to you, to get to you. Your future might need a bit of course-correction.

Your life is divine. There is an order to it. There is fate and destiny already in place. You can always use your free will to alter any and all of it, but note that you will absolutely encounter resistance if you are pushing towards the wrong conclusion. Take that as a sign to stop exhausting yourself. Take that step back so you can see more clearly. That step back will free up the energy to allow what is really meant for you to catch up with you. Time and space is the ultimate neutralizer.

You want to learn to breathe your way through your life. Controlling doesn’t secure your future, allowing does. When you are ready to release your grip on what you thought you wanted/needed, you will be able to make room for something even more beautiful. Clarity comes from releasing your grip, letting go of control and learning to trust in the process of your life to bring you to exactly where you need to be. Where else would you want to go?

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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long and winding road2… is a much more enriching journey.

We never want to take it though. Why is that? If given the chance, we will more often than not choose the motorway and bypass all the beautiful exits along the way to our destination. For some reason we are obsessed with where we need to go in life and we forget that it’s not actually about the destination at all, but about the journey to get there. 

The pressure we put on ourselves to achieve our goals and “be someone specific” or “be somewhere specific within a certain timeframe” doesn’t allow us to enjoy the process of life that is happening in this very moment. There is no reason to jump the motorway and completely miss your life. Your life is happening right now amidst all the twists and hairpin turns. It’s that long and winding road with all its bumps and unforseen curves that helps mold us into the beings we are today. If we bypassed that road and took the motorway, we would miss out on all the beautiful scenery and experiences we might have had. We would just be another cookie-cutter person living a boring existence because we preferred to skip ahead and “save time” to get to our destination.

Your life is rich with your experiences and those long and winding roads make you who you are today. Every bend and straightaway colors you and gives you your unique character. Long and winding roads are meant to be savored, not rushed through. You want to enjoy the journey of your life because it is in essence a journey into learning about the self.

Any time you are ready to learn about yourself, take that detour and allow life’s experiences to open the RIGHT doors for you.  There are no quick answers in life, just because you know how to get ahead faster on the motorway doesn’t guarantee that you are going in the right direction. Take time to enjoy your life, take the long and winding road and experience the journey into yourself. You might find that there is no need to get all the way to the end. You might choose to stay somewhere along the way. If you slow down, you will have the opportunity to feel what is right for you and not have it artificially decided for you. Life is always about the journey NEVER the destination, so let your journey unfold.

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your-life-gets-better-by-change3… it gets better by change.

Life changes. Nothing stays the same. Nothing is ever MEANT to stay the same. As humans, we are meant to grow and evolve and that doesn’t happen by staying still. Movement initiates change. But sometimes the idea of change seems overwhelming, so we don’t allow it. We would rather accept the dysfunction that is familiar to us then to offer ourselves up for the unfamiliar. Hence we get in the way of ourselves and our growth.

Do you want your life to change? Learn to get out of the way of yourself. Stop trying to control the outcome. Life is meant to change naturally. If it is not changing for you, you might be holding onto something/someone/some thought that is keeping you back from moving forward.

Do you want freedom? Do you want change? Do you want to feel as if you are living the best life you can? Get out of the way of yourself. Allow life to change for you. Don’t hold onto things and people that you think are the answers. They may not be.

As soon as you learn to let go and let life be, you will take more chances, undertake more risks, and initiate newer courses of action that are unfamiliar to you. This movement is what brings about change. Change never comes about through complacency and waiting. No more waiting for your life to change, invite change in, step up to the plate and let go of old habits and thought patterns that are clearly not serving you. If things have not changed in awhile, it is time to do something new and it is that movement that will usher in change. Time to change, what are you waiting for?

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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images-3… otherwise you will repeat them.

We all have patterns, we are just not acutely aware of them. In fact, we spend our lifetimes going through the same patterns over and over again. It’s called sleepwalking our way through our lives. We keep hitting our head on the walls over and over again wondering “why things like this keep happening to us?” We feel victimized by the pattern instead of empowered and awakened to make necessary change.

What is a pattern you might ask? Any obstacle, hardship or adverse encounter that continually shows up in our lives signifies a pattern. Clearly the pattern continues in our lives until it’s addressed. Our patterns show up everywhere in our lives – at work, at home, in our relationships with lovers, colleagues, family, friends and strangers. Patterns are highlighted over and over in our lives until we work through them. If we do not catch the pattern, it will undoubtedly repeat again, but with a new situation and a new cast of characters.

Your work is to wake up to the patterns, catch them and heal them so that you can be freed of them. Once you wake up and apply a certain degree of conscious awareness to your life, your life changes. Patterns are meant to be addressed and worked through, not experienced over and over again.

The next time you find yourself in a tough spot, stop and ask yourself if there is a pattern here that you are not seeing. Has something similar happened before? Once you catch the pattern, you can choose to show up differently and make a new decision that will change your outcome. As long as you stay stuck repeating negative patterns of behavior, you keep yourself back in life. Patterns keep you stuck. Healing the patterns set you free. Where do you want to be?

 

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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KYBr7713726… they NEVER lead.

We spend a good portion of our lives giving away our power to others. We don’t always make up our own minds, we allow them to be swayed by other’s viewpoints. Sometimes it’s much easier to adopt a given school of thought then it is to apply your own intelligence to a situation. But every time you do that, you disempower yourself and lose a part of your identity.

Your work in this life is to live YOUR life. No one else’s. But if you are waiting to see what everyone else is doing or saying then you are not leading your life. You are leading someone else’s.

You are an individual and you were never meant to recede into the background as just part of the crowd, you were ALWAYS meant to stand out. Why are you hiding behind other’s approvals or judgments?

The beauty is in being YOU. Not in being part of a group. Step aside from the group and shine your light. Your uniqueness is what makes you who you are. Why would you ever hide from that?

When you live your own life and make your own choices and decide NOT to follow the crowd, your life soars in amazing ways. The universe is waiting to see whether you are ready to take responsibility for your life and truly own it or if you prefer to sit it out in the passenger seat. The rewards only come by being YOU, not by sitting it out and watching the world go by.

Leaders make a difference in the world. Followers are just along for the ride. Which one do you want to be?

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

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