Don't Quit!

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  1. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Don’t Quit

    ‘Winners never quit
    Quitters never win.’

    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
    When funds are low and debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down more than a bit,
    Rest, if you must, but don’t ever quit.

    Life can be strange with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns.
    But many a failure can turn about,
    And we could be winning, if only we stick things out.
    Don’t give up, even if the pace appears to be slow.
    You may succeed, with just one more blow.

    Success is failure turned inside out.
    It’s the silver tint on the clouds of doubt.
    And you never can tell how close to it you are,
    It could be near, when it still seems very far.
    So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
    And when things seem at their worst.
    That’s the time when it’s most unwise to quit.


    The way I see it, when things sometimes seemingly go wrong in our lives, it is always us who are out of step with the Universe and not the other way round. It is then more than likely that the energies it is currently putting at our disposal wish to tell a different story and are trying to steer us and our life into a different direction. If one seemingly runs into one invisible wall after another, when obstacle after obstacle rears its head, it is a safe bet that the Universe is attempting to give us a message that somehow we are barking up the wrong tree. It may well be the case that it has something much better up its sleeve for us, if we but pay attention.

    The world around us is a mirror of what is taking place inside us. Through the actions and reactions of the people around us it is constantly trying to provide us with some kind of feedback. This is known as Universal guidance and we do well to listen to what the Universe has to say. And whenever things in our lives are not going the way we would want them to, almost certainly this is a signal from the Highest that for us the time has come to take stock and make some changes. Making an effort to attend to the special lessons we have agreed to learn in the course of our present lifetime, long before we entered into it, re-aligns our energies with those of the Universe and we get back into harmony with ourselves and the predestined pathway of our life.

    Whenever any change of direction is required, we do not have to do anything of the kind, because we have been given freedom of choice. However, wise ones pay attention to whatever guidance comes their way and when next time something appears to go wrong in their lives, they try their hand at something else and look towards channelling their energies into different avenues of expression. The Universe constantly offers us choices and no-one can force us into doing anything we do not like or to believe things that do not sound true to us. There is always a choice and it has to be made – by us. But, before we can choose wisely, we first have to become aware of the fact that we are allowed to choose. Try not to overlook that not choosing also amounts to a choice.

    Humankind’s much cherished freedom is comparable to a dog going for a walk on a lead. We are the dog and our Karma is the lead which our Highest or God Self holds in its loving yet stern, undeviating and unrelenting hands. It alone knows our true needs and whatever is the right thing for us in any given moment. It constantly guides us into our next adventures on the Earth plane. For each one of us this is the only authority in the whole of Creation who really knows which lessons still have to be integrated by us and which tests and trial are necessary to lead us home into the oneness with God.

    If at any given time evil desires of our lower nature rise to the surface of our consciousness, we are free to decide whether we wish to follow them and act them out or not. The more highly evolved we become, the easier it becomes to acknowledge and accept such things as part of our lower animal nature, which have outlived their usefulness. Whenever this happens, wise ones reach for the hand of their Highest Self and request its help to change and transmute the energies of the desires that are no longer in our interest into something that serves the highest good and greatest joy of all life.

    It is possible to save ourselves many disappointments when we bear in mind that doors will only ever open for anyone when they are meant to. And when one of them does, the experience can be likened to something that can usually only be seen in funny films. Having so got used to pushing and shoving uselessly at far too many doors, there may well come a moment, when – metaphorically speaking – we have at last found the right one. In that case the door flies open so suddenly that it makes you feel almost as if you were shooting out through the window, at the other end of the room. Why not try it out for yourself sometime?

    True faith in ourselves, our own life and the goodness of the Universe can only grow in anyone through growing and learning from our first hand experiences, like the one that now lies before you. On this road of learning to trust, when we unsuccessfully tried one door after another and none will open for us, no matter how hard we try – when things seem to be going wrong, as they sometimes will – it is worth our while to stop in our efforts and reflect. It is worth our while to have a bit of a dialogue with ourselves that goes something like this: ‘Let me see, what I am trying here is obviously not meant for me. Maybe the Universe has something else for me in mind, possibly something better. If so, I’ll be patient and wait for another opportunity that will surely come, especially if I ask for it.

    ‘Are things really going wrong in my life or is merely that the Universe is trying to give me a message that I need a change of direction? Could this be happening for my own good and because the Universe loves me and knows my true wants and needs better than I do? Could it be protecting me against myself, because it wants me to find what is rightfully mine? Is it possible that something better is in store for me, something I might not have imagined even in my wildest dreams? Perhaps I better wait patiently for a while, so that another chance can come my way.

    ‘That’s a great deal better than despairing or even swearing at the Universe because it does not seem to wish to fulfil my wishes. I am your child and my true nature is love. Help me try the loving way instead, with love in my heart for myself and the people involved in my enterprise. Alright, here I go! I love you and trust you, as you love and trust me. After all, that makes an awful lot of sense, you know!’

    And when funds are low and debts are constantly high, it is time for some soul-searching and asking myself: ‘Why am I not taking part in the Universe’s abundance? Is it because I am not sharing my own abundance with others, my gifts and talents, of which we all have many? How can I increase my input into life, so that I can get more out of it? Do I need to be less selfish and think more about the good of the whole of society, life, our beautiful planet and the Universe? Why don’t I try and see what happens?’

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  2. Aquarius123

    Aquarius123 Well-Known Member

    Never Give Up

    ‘It doesn’t matter how slow you go,
    As long as you don’t stop’
    Confucius 551 – 479 BC

    When cares threaten to overtake you
    And you’re waiting for the sky to clear,
    Remember that life is a series of changes,
    And a brighter tomorrow is always near.

    Each day is a brand new beginning,
    And each one brings a beautiful dawn.
    So, when you come to the end of your rope,
    Tie a knot in the end and hang on,
    Filled with hope.


    From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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