It can be a challenge for me not go to a negative space in my head when I find myself in a difficult situation. Rather than remaining neutral or silent, I can go to a darker place: Negativity.

I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth. At this point in my life, I don’t go there very often and when I do, I don’t remain long. Nevertheless, I do visit this place.

I have obviously found over the years, this is not a productive or beneficial place for me to be and so I must break down the situation in order to make it mentally and spiritually digestible for myself. And yes, I do make it spiritual. Why? Maybe because I have a spiritual compass that guides me to continue to be the best version of myself I can be. In doing so, I have to take into account this aspect of my life in order to tie it into the big picture. Often times, that small voice within me takes on the role of my spiritual guide. Some people may call it their conscience.

Maybe it’s a way to pull back the zoom of my life and take into consideration the big picture. Another words, “letting go of the ego.” This act can often times be a game-changer for me. When we remove the desire to be: right, to win, better than another or fail to the value in others, we walk a dangerous and tempting path of eternal self-gratification.

When we are able to “let go,” it frees us up to become anyone. We don’t have to remain the character in our script our ego desires us to be – which is the most important person on the planet.

This is toxic.

I prefer alternative road of evolvement. One of risking. One of giving. One of Loving.

I intend to lay my head on my pillow at the end of the day and hear nothing but the sound of silence. This is one of the best ways I’ve found to do this.