On the first night I was scheduled to teach at a jail, a conscience decision was made to ensure that I had a positive attitude; didn't prejudge the environment, and focused on my purpose instead of the location that I would teach. My first experiences at the jail were a little overwhelming; the sights and sounds were different but not surprising.
I have heard the nagging voice before, and I have experienced every option listed. I can tell you the biggest difference in shifting from ignoring to letting go is simply choosing. Only you are responsible for your happiness, no one else. Once I figured that out for myself, it was absolutely liberating and empowering.
Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.