dark treesI know I am not alone in this kind of thinking. That little voice inside your head that says “you can’t do this”, or worse. When it gets on a negative streak, I know personally, that it will run you down until you either have a mental break down, or turn the tables and choose not to listen to it!

So why do we sometimes think negatively in our lives? Is it really because we believe that this is how we are and that we can’t possibly be any better? Why is the voice inside our head so quick to put us down?

I am reminded of the time in my life where I suffered from horrible depression and OCD thoughts. I sought medical treatment, hoping that it would stop all the thoughts that I didn’t want to have anymore.

I was prescribed an anti-depressant, but the thoughts became worse and only after being on them for 3 days, I decided to stop them. For my health, for my well-being and for my sanity.

While I can’t say that the medication would have worked if I had stuck with it, I can certainly say that my problem did not get better until I realized that I was the one in control. I realize that in giving up for that short period of time, I had relinquished all of my control, and handed it over to some other “part” of me that was indeed crazy…. I had to decide whether or not I was going to let these negative thoughts control my life and more likely than not, consume me.

They tried… believe me.

I have come to realize that I am so much more than that non-stop jabber that goes on in my brain.  I am the one who is aware of the thoughts happening, and that at any time I have complete control over my thoughts, both positive and negative. Even though sometimes that voice would like to convince you differently.

There is this place between thoughts – a silent place, where you can seek refuge. It’s not easy at first, as the ego does not like to be silenced. Acknowledge your thoughts and then let them go. The more inner silence you can cultivate, the more peaceful your life will become.

This is the place where you have all the answers, can solve problems, and can begin to communicate with your Higher-Self. This is the place where magic happens.