We can do anything once we are clear on why we are doing it and where we are going. Clarity drives us. With clarity, we thrive. Given all that is going on in the world today, it can be challenging to make the shift above current thinking to find understanding and balance. These times offer a blessing to those of us ready to say, “Enough!” With all the noise surrounding us and the constant messaging telling us how to live and what to believe, we either fit ourselves into a tight box of limited beliefs, or we walk away. We walk away symbolically and, when needed, literally. We can step up and away from the noise to remember what we know is true and meaningful to each of us individually and collectively as the human race. This is the great opportunity of this current madness and may just turn out to be a step forward in our evolution. I am grateful to be pushed to the place where I must rely on myself and my belief system to guide and sustain me. Nothing else makes sense. When I anchor in my spiritual and ethical center, I find the confidence to move forward and make choices for the highest good. Human beings are a part of this great big Universe, and as such, we have access to the wisdom of natural systems. There is a flow to Life—a constant striving to achieve balance in a cycle of life and death. We can align with this energy flow to see through the confusion and to understand the steps needed to solve old problems in new ways. First, stop running on the hamster wheel of fitting in with popular thinking. Take a moment to stand still. Find a personal mountaintop, in nature or through meditation, and consider how you are part of the whole—vital and connected. Feel the power and clarity that comes from sensing this connection. It takes courage. But we are always supported by Life. We need only play our part with truth and compassion. With clarity, we thrive. ONE STEP AT A TIME: If you are ready to bring more clarity to your own life, there is no time like the present. The insights found in the resource Your Afterlife Review by Laura Piening can facilitate your journey.