Sometimes We Just Have To Ignore Things So We Can Live Peacefully  

Ryan Moreno
Ryan Moreno

We have to ignore our insecurities.

We have to ignore the apocalyptic voices in our head that take us to hell instead of heaven. We have to ignore the way they frighten us and the way they belittle us to believe that we’re not good enough. We have to try to shove them aside when they attack us and we have to trust ourselves more even if we’re unsure of ourselves. We have to ignore our uncertainty and just keep moving.

We have to ignore the critics.

We have to ignore their opinions and their advice, we have to ignore their rules and their limitations and we have to ignore the toxic words they use to describe us and the poisonous arguments they feed us about why we shouldn’t do this or why we shouldn’t follow that. We have to ignore their experiences because it is not our own and we have to ignore their excuses because that’s how they justify living their lives and we need to find our own justifications.

We have to ignore those who left us behind.

We have to ignore their promises, the plans we made for the future, the secrets they shared with us and the way they looked at us. We have to ignore these enchanting moments because they’re no longer happening. They chose to take it all back and we have no other choice but to leave them behind too, because fighting for them might not bring them back and even if it did, they will run away again. We have to ignore those who didn’t appreciate us and we have to ignore the way they made us feel about ourselves.

We have to ignore some of our questions.

We have to ignore the dreadful questions we ask ourselves every night: ‘Why me? When will I be happy? What do I want? Why am I still here?’

Sometimes we have to ignore these tantalizing questions and trust that in time we will find the answers and that the answers may not always be what we wanted.

It’s hard to ignore the things that bother us but it’s also harder to live with all these burdens, they weigh us down if we pay too much attention to them.

We’re always faced with two choices; either we carry those burdens with us until they kill us or ignore them so we can live. TC mark

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  • Clan & Pad

    It took me a good part of 37 years to figure out some of these very same lessons. Now that I know about them, I realize just how valueable they are.

    If only someone told us how easy it is to tune certain things out, to turn off negativity when it least suits us… not that it ever does but we can’t appreciate those fabulous times without the negative moments.

    I’ve gotten to the point where I shove things down that I would rather not deal with. We know ourseves and we know when we things are too much for us to handle!

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