Distant Horizons

It’s far more likely that, if you lift your head up, you will see that although the path may be long and the goal seems to be far away, with every step you will get closer. It is when you stop realizing that the ultimate destination is still possible that you will fall back into despair and fear-based thinking.

Set your sights on distant horizons and never give up!

We can often be pulled down to stare at the ground in front of us and lose perspective. When your focus is so narrow, it’s hard not to get depressed by what seems to be insurmountable obstacles. This is rarely the truth of your circumstances.

It’s far more likely that, if you lift your head up, you will see that although the path may be long and the goal seems to be far away, with every step you will get closer. It is when you stop realizing that the ultimate destination is still possible that you will fall back into despair and fear-based thinking.

The Law of Attraction

All too often, this kind of thinking becomes your reality. The Law of Attraction is not about obtaining great wealth, though that is possible. It’s also not about fooling yourself into thinking something is possible when every fiber of your being belies that to your current reality. The key is focusing not on what you don’t have or even what you think you want to have, since both only acknowledge that which is clearly what is. Attracting something new into your life requires that you move toward your goals with resolve and positive action.

Manifesting a new reality is not difficult, but it does take changing your state of mind. The mind likes things to stay the same; changing your mind is difficult since it requires embracing more than is known and stepping into the less-known.

Embracing the Coming Storm

You may look out to the horizon and see a storm forming. Storms can be scary. They may bring strong winds and rain, tornadoes and blizzards. What will happen when it reaches us cannot be completely known, that is what makes us fearful.

There are two distinct responses to an approaching storm; one is to do nothing, either over-confident of your level of preparation or resolved to fear; the other is to spring into action. With action, you may still experience the results of the storm, but you will know that you have done everything you could have done to prepare. This is embracing the storm. You acknowledge the potential threats, do what you can and then live with the results. Anything else is just pride, arrogance or fear.

Fear and Never Giving Up

There is an all-too-human reaction to seemingly great odds when things appear to be against us; fear. Fear is our animal instinct to the unknown. The reaction is usually fight-or-flight. Fear itself is not wrong, but it is the default position when we don’t understand what is happening. The answer is to convert the instinct to fear into the more productive action of breathing into that which we don’t yet understand and find a way to make sense of it in a non-reactive way.

By never giving up, you increase the likelihood of that becoming your reality. When you look up from the few steps directly in front of you, the known, and start focusing on that distant horizon, you begin the journey toward your ultimate goal. The path will continue to stretch out before you, but with resolve, it will get easier without succumbing to fear.

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Winter Storm Janus and My Day Off

It’s kind of a let-down. I would rather have been given approval to work from home today. There’s nothing I can’t do here to get my Web-based editing done. Instead, the whole city and surrounding ‘burbs have rolled up their proverbial carpets ahead of the threat of snow-covered roads.

Checking in with my work email at 7:30am, we were notified that the DC government was closed…so, I took a couple of pictures and went back to bed.

Janus Early Morn sunrise
Winter Storm Janus and an Early Morn Sunrise

Winter Storm Janus has been laying down snow at a steady rate since about 9:30am here in the DC area. However, there’s not a lot to show for it, maybe a few inches on the roads. The greater threat of blowing and drifting snow due to high wind gusts has not materialized. In fact, the beauty of the snow-draped limbs and powerlines belie the calmness that abounds.

Janus Snowy Backyard
Winter Storm Janus Snowy Backyard

The temperatures have been steadily dropping since the high of 53 yesterday afternoon. By midnight, it was in the high-30s and by dawn it was in the twenties. Now, it’s hovering just above 20 degrees and they expect single digits by tomorrow morning. So, whatever is on the ground will likely stay there until the sun shines on it. If the wind picks up as much as is expected, we could well be feeling like it’s well below zero…Fahrenheit! Brrr!

We’ll just have to see what happens overnight and whether (weather permitting) I’ll be driving into work in the morning.

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<p>There is a fine line between preparedness and panic and while I’ve not yet swung into panic, I confess that weather events get me a little looney.  The unpredictability, the noise, the fact that I’m responsible for small people and a VERY neurotic dog…  I’m not a good storm buddy.  If you live in the U.S. and don’t have your head planted firmly under a rock, you’ve likely heard that the East Coast (coast being used VERY broadly here) is taking a beating, and we are about 36 hours out from the most intense part of the storm.  </p>

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