“The voyage of a journey is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust

So many people just don’t get it. They don’t have a clue that they can actually make a difference in how they live. They are either totally unaware that they possess the power to make a difference or they don’t really believe they can.

I listen to people all the time who believe that life just happens to them and they have no control over the outcome. I hear the distress, disappointment, sorrow, hopelessness and helplessness. They live in darkness when all they have to do is turn on the light within themselves.

It’s like having sight but not really seeing the beauty around you. It’s like being able to hear but never truly listening. It’s like being given an incredible gift of joy and love and goodness, but never opening it.

People have lost themselves along the road of self-doubt, the alleys of insecurity and the boulevard of pain. They see no way out and have no idea how long they will be traveling along this journey. What they don’t realize is that there are bridges that connect to the other side on every corner.

But they are so focused on the path they’re on that they can’t even see the signs. They steer their life in one direction only and don’t even realize that just across the bridge is a place so calm and serene, so breathtakingly beautiful and so filled with fun, laughter and joy that they are missing out on traveling down a better road.

Worse yet they talk themselves into staying on this path by thinking thoughts like: How did I get here? Why did this happen to me? Nothing good ever happens. I hate my life. I’m so sad. I will never love anyone else like I loved them. I will never find anyone and on and on.

These exact thoughts dim the lights around the exit signs which cause them to miss the exit. They are so focused on where they are going, which is nowhere, that they forgot to have a destination. They are so consumed with their sadness; they eat, breath and bath in it every day.

If you are traveling down this road you do have options to drive yourself out of this place. YOU are the only one who can CHOOSE another path. YOU can turn off this road at anytime but it’s up to you to change your course.

Life can throw us all kinds of garbage but it’s your choice as to whether you hold onto it and allow it to fill your life with the foul smell of past regrets and pain or toss it out at the next stop on your way out of this hell.

If you are feeling bad then change the direction of your thoughts. Your thoughts will either guide you further down this darkened path or your thoughts will guide you to where you only dreamed of before.

You may have believed that you have no control over where life takes you but now you know that it’s up to you to choose where you are going and how you are going to get there!

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Find out how to get out of your rut and move out on to the highway of life. It’s all about choosing a different path but if you don’t have any directions how can you get to where you want to go? Susan Russo’s, 7 Keys to Unlock Your Power will take you down a new road to reach the place you’ve only dreamed of before now. So what are you waiting for?
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