Sometimes life gives us unexpected circumstances that knock us down and off course for a period of time. But during these times of mourning, you need to press forward, because in the end you will be stronger and have a greater understanding and respect for life.

Put your full trust in yourself by following your intuition and doing your best, and then move forward one step at a time with faith and confidence in the future. Life will not forsake you and it will all work out in the end.

If you have faith in your abilities, if you stay true to the path that feels right, if you channel your goals into action, you will ultimately achieve a breakthrough. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to heal and grow.

First you must stop concentrating on NOT thinking about something, because ultimately you'll end up thinking about it. The same philosophy holds true when it comes to freeing your mind from a negative past. By persistently trying to move away from what you don't want, you are forced to think about it so much that you end up carrying its weight along with you. But if you instead choose to focus your energy on what you do want, you'll naturally leave the negative weight behind as you progress forward.

Sometimes you simply need to distance yourself to see things more clearly. Think of the most difficult challenge you face right now. If you could step back and, instead of being the subject, look at your situation as an objective observer, would you look at it any differently? Are you following the best advice you would give your own best friend right now? By removing yourself from the situation, you will be able to see things with a new perspective.

You should never try to go through troubling times alone. Let someone special in when you're in a dark place. You know who this person is. Even if they can't solve your problems, just allow them to face your problems with you. Give them permission to stand beside you.

Remember, you are more than whatever is troubling you. A very real part of you exists beyond your worries, beyond your doubts, independent from the troubles and frustrations of the present moment. Step back and observe yourself as you experience each moment. Your body may experience pain, and yet that pain is not you. Your mind may encounter troubles, and yet you are not those troubles.

You must see and accept things as they are instead of as you hoped, wished or expected them to be. Just because it didn't turn out like you had envisioned, doesn't mean it isn't exactly what you need to get to where you ultimately want to go.

Love, persistence and hard work combined rarely lead a person astray in the long run. So instead of concentrating on eliminating the negative, concentrate on creating something positive. To never struggle is to never grow. There is no perfectly smooth road to anyplace worth going.

Your journey isn't supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be worth it.