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Sometimes, when the cacophony of crap crowds your head, you need to remember to pause for long enough to give it a chance to find the door.

I often have to remind myself about what I need to stop doing, rather than what I need to actively resolve.

Some things increase in intensity and complexity the more we try to fix it.

It’s those moments where we let go and trust that each person involved in our lives have their own will to find peace.

By constantly trying to lead them to that peace, we redirect attention to our efforts rather than that goal, and that is how we cause them to be defensive or obstinate, rather than creating space for them to apply themselves without the pressure of expectations.

Some say live and let live. I prefer to say live and let die…that which is not capable of sustaining its own toxic influence.

#hope #expectation #sincerity #selfworth #selfawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #theegosystem #zaidismail #mindfulness #inspiration #motivation #ownyourshit #breathe

Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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