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Determination

John August Roebling, Stamp, Deutschland 2006.

John August Roebling, Stamp, Deutschland 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world

thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before.

Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built.

Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move. “We told those so”, “Crazy men and their crazy dreams,” “It’s foolish to chase wild visions.” Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roebling’s were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

In spite of his handicap, Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment. It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly

an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife. He touched his wife’s arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again. For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife’s arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man’s indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do. Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal.

Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realized with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are. Even the most distant dream can be realized with determination and persistence.

From:”Book of Inspired Stories”

English: The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhat...

English: The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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There is no limit to what can be done when love is the motivation and inspiration.

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Everything is possible!

 Everything is possible!

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”.- George Bernard Shaw.

Live In The Present

The past is gone and there is nothing you can do about it. The future is out of your reach so there is no use to worry about it because that does not change anything or give you a better tomorrow, so the best thing you can do is to just focus in the now.

A Little Happiness

A Little Happiness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you focus and live your life in the present moment you will be happier and more relaxed and your life will be free the from the burdens of carrying and dwelling in the unpleasant past events that caused you grievances or remorse, and you’ll also be free from worry or fear about the future.

Drop the past:

In the now is where everything is happening and is what we have in our reach to do something about, in the now you can change the way you look at the past and decide to stop carrying all that baggage that is hindering you and causing so much damage and unhappiness to your present life. Is here and now that you can do something about your past by making the decision to change the way you interpret it and the way you let it interfere with your present.

Looking back is always contra productive, whether what  you are looking at positive or negative events, it does not matter, it is always contra productive and detrimental to you happiness and progress in the present moment.

Accept whatever happened in your past and realize that it was all good. It was only bad if you believe that it was bad, but the fact is that your past and whatever things happen to you there, it was always good and contributed for good in your life in one way or another.

Decide now, in the present moment, to accept all that happened to you in the past, good and bad, and receive it as an essential part of what you are and realize that it all happen the way it was meant to happen. If it happened it must be good and it must have produced good results in your life even if you don’t think so.

When you are able to get free from your past, free from remorse, bitterness, condemnation and any desire to get back or revive something that is long gone, only then can you have true success in life, because only then you can put all your efforts, focus and energy to create a better life for yourself now and for the future.

If you truly are looking for success in your career, relationships and love life accept and realize that all your past life and events were perfectly unfolded and everything was the way it was meant to be and it all worked for your good in some way. If you don’t accept it as the truth and a fact then it will not be because you have missed the reason for it all – the lessons learned and the experiences that cause you mature and grow when you hold nothing back.

This Moment is all you have.

Holding nothing from the past creates in you a more loving forgiving and compassionate person, more understanding of others and of yourself and with a clean heart and mind where inspiration blossoms giving you a renewed vision to focus on the now where everything is possible.

In the now is where you can make decisions that can change you life,  you only have control over this moment, not over the past or future, they are both out of your reach.

But when you make yourself available to this moment and look deep inside yourself you’ll discover the immense potential waiting there capable of creating a better you that can impact your life in a powerful and positive way.

It is in your hands to be free from the past, just make the decision to let go and accept all that happened as good and positive in your life and it will be so.

This moment is all you have, use it well and live a life of happiness and joy today.

Embrace the moment because that is all that exists, the past is like a vapor, is gone forever.

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“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds:Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali, 150 B.C.E

Craft Your Life

dramatic dream

dramatic dream (Photo credit: unNickrMe)

Within yourself rests all that you need to lead you where you want to go, find the answers to all your questions and achieve what  you want in life

Within yourself you’ll discover unlimited potential and all the guidance you need to be the creator of your own life and to craft your own path that leads you in finding the real you and all the possibilities within yourself to attain a fulfilled happy and successful life.

We were all programmed to look outside ourselves in order to find what we need, we think we are the result of our environment, our parents, lack of education, circumstances and so on, but this is not so, the real truth is that our environment or outside circumstances have not much to do with our success or failure.

What makes the difference is discovering and using our full potential and God-given abilities in the way that harmonizes with what we really are, and what we were created for in order to fulfil our destiny.

Finding our special call, our mission in life, is something special and unique for each one of us and that only each one of us can discover for ourselves.

Only you can find that special something that you were created for and only you can fulfil it.

When you find what your dream really is and take steps towards fulfilling it you’ll become full of enthusiasm and emotion, generating all the energy you need to achieve it.

By putting all your focus and emotion into it, getting really excited as if it already happened to you is what causes  miracles to happen, doors to open and opportunities unfolding before your eyes. Everything will just flow towards the realization of your dream without effort or struggle, but with ease and enjoyment.

That’s how it is intended to be. Life is not meant to be a struggle. Instead life is supposed to be a pleasant experience where we learn, grow and discover for ourselves all that there is to discover and at the same time fulfilling our destiny.

You were preordained to go through your life path having  pleasant and enjoyable experiences and arriving to your final destination feeling no regrets for nothing but only being satisfied with the results and with what you achieved through your life journey.

True success in life is in discovering your real self and what you truly desire. It is in finding that one thing that only you can accomplish and at the same time having fun through the journey that takes you to the fulfilment of it.

What is your dream? What is your passion? What is it that you desire above all else? When you can answer these questions to yourself, only then can you start guiding your life in the same direction, harmonizing your actions with your dreams and desires.

When you harmonise your actions with your dreams and desires you’ll find that you have the power within you to create the world around yourself in alignment with what you really want in life instead of feeling a victim of the circumstances.