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images… so you can proceed with caution.

Not everything in our lives is meant to happen instantaneously. Some situations take time to cultivate. But in our society we are so trained in instant gratification that when things don’t go according to our plan, we get frustrated and anxious and impatient and try to force situations to come about unnaturally.

It is important to note that on our planet everything works on its own timeline and NOTHING can be rushed. The universe maintains perfect time management in terms of bringing you the situations you need, exactly when you need them. There is no room for negotiation here. As we know, things happen for a reason and they happen when they are supposed to.

So, why is it that we encounter speed bumps in our lives? Why doesn’t everything happen when we want it to? The answer is easy. When you hit a speed bump, it is an enforced period of reflection & analyses where you are being asked to proceed forward with caution. In essence, you are being held back from what you think you want/need and are being asked to evaluate the situation and your role within it. Are you sure you are ready to go there? Do you have all the tools you need in place to manage that next step? Is this opportunity truly going to meet your needs? Have you considered other possibilities? These are all reasons why we hit speed bumps – it is a built-in process to protect us from jumping into situations that might NOT be right for us.

The road ahead is always uncertain, but you can be certain that when you hit a speed bump, you are being asked to slow down and process the direction you are heading. If the path ahead was clear for you, you wouldn’t hit a speed bump. Heed the warning and use the time to evaluate what’s ahead of you. You might decide you don’t even want to be on that road. Speed bumps are the disruptions that bring ultimate clarity.

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

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…your life depends on it.

Often times we wish that our lives were more peaceful and more easeful. We fall into the trap of material madness and over-booked schedules. Everyday we are constantly running and running on that never ending mouse wheel – working so hard to have a life yet we have forgotten how to actually live it. What we don’t realize is that the faster you run on the mouse wheel, the FASTER you will have to run to keep up with the pace you have created for yourself. Herein the cycle of insanity begins.

Life is a continuous projection of our thoughts, words and actions. We are the ones who set the pace. If you want to live a hectic and frenzied life, all you need to do is buy into the constant fluctuations of the mind and allow them to lead you all over the place. In other words, we are ruled by our “to-do lists” and as a result, we lead very stressed out lives ushered around by our “monkey minds”. We are so busy trying to make a living that we have completely forgotten how to LIVE (and enjoy) our lives. What is the point of living life like that? We are here for such a finite period of time and if your life cannot be fully enjoyed, then it is not worth living.

If you want the pace of your life to slow down, learn to cultivate a slower pace. That does NOT mean that you do not do everything you want to do, it only means that you learn to breath more stillness into every moment and rush less. Be in the present moment and notice how time expands for you. You will cultivate a new degree of peace and relaxation into every moment.

Your life show up exactly how you anticipate it. You have the choice every day to see your life as “full, yet enjoyable” or to see it as “stressful and chaotic.” When you change your mind’s perception, the situations will change for you and you will find that new degree of peace. 

Always remember that you are the one in control. There is nothing outside of you that will ever calm you down and center you. The answers are always within and the answers have to do with how you see life. If you are unhappy with the pace of your life, slow down the wheel, remember YOU are the only one running it. 

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

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

If you would like to read some reviews on Donnalynn’s Coachingclick here.

If you would like to schedule a session with Donnalynn, click here.

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