Taking the High Road
It’s not easy, it’s about being better, they call it the “bigger person”… It’s about focusing on what’s important in your life and avoiding all of the other “things” – talks, emotions, non-important arguments – that can be silenced.
They’re silenced because they have no positive use. Because they infect and spread bacteria all over your body, even if you don’t see it…
I refuse to let the others bring me down. Those negative thoughts are thoughts that belong in the garbage. They are what I call, “garbage thoughts”. They don’t serve me well, they make my body uncomfortable – but not the good kind of uncomfortable. The type that hurts, the type that your feelings are caught in between what you want to feel and what those thoughts are “making” you feel.
Those thoughts, those words will not bring me down. Because my mind has the control of what I allow it to think. Nobody else has that much power over me, just myself.
I refuse to let this argument ruin my day – because I know that every single day and every single moment is a miracle. Because I know that by focusing on my blessings and my positive surroundings, this too shall pass.
Taking the high road is not easy – if it was, then everyone would do it. Taking the high road is what wise people do. Avoiding the negativity while still being able to express yourself. Making your voice be heard while still knowing that this is not going to damage who you are and what you stand for.
Taking the high road is being the better person – because you know that you won’t be hurting anyone. No, it’s not about the hate, it’s about the love. If nobody sees it, that’s their problem, you are willing to spread it.
Taking the high road is about doing the “right thing” what your values teach you. Avoiding a feeling of “I beat her in that conversation, that girl got what she deserved…” – No, it’s about being humble and staying true to who you are.
Even if nobody sees it, you feel it. Because your mind and your focus is concentrated on a higher power, because you know you will be rewarded in some way, somehow.
You’re taking the high road because you know better and you see the altercation going nowhere.
It’s like seeing two kids playing and not sharing their toys. You have the same reaction when you think of this altercation. Your response, “Really, for real, they look like 4 year olds… grow up”.
For those who take the high road, thank you. Thank you for making this world a better place by avoiding confrontation. Thank you for standing up for what you believe in, while, at the same time, giving the “other” the exit and showing him/her the door to throw away the “garbage thoughts and words”.
Thank you for showing the world what a righteous human being looks like, without spreading rumors, focused on the most important things in life – whatever you define as important.
Thank you for being who you are, because we need more people who are willing to take the high road in order to have a better world.
Thank you for converting those negative emotions into positive thoughts and even blessings for others.
You are taking the high road when you’re confronted by a problem, an altercation or simply a moment of trouble, even small issues.
- Instead of screaming at the car that cut you off, you bless them
- Instead of screaming at the driver in the bus, you are thankful for the ride
- Instead of losing your temper, you cool off and listen to what the other has to say
- Instead of asking why the “other” did that, you realize that there is only one person like you on the planet – not everyone acts the same way that you do
- Instead of spreading rumors, you stop them and you start spreading blessings or positive thoughts
You, my friend, have the power to be wiser, smarter, and all around better. Because you throw away the “garbage thoughts” that are not necessary to keep inside. Because YOU make the right choices.
So no, it’s not easy to take the high road. Trust me, it’s way more difficult. But life is not meant to be easy. Reaching your goals and being a better person is not easy. If you took the easy way out you wouldn’t be able to find the MEANINGFUL path.
My friend, take the high road, surround yourself with positivity. Turn the bad into good, turn your mind from negative to positive. Find the opportunities and avoid the setbacks. Only you can make it happen. Only you can live a better life and improve your situation.
Good luck and see you at the top of the mountain, among the many people who wisely chose to take the high road.