Time to time I need to take myself in a hike alone, just to hear my self-doubts. It is easy to point in and give fault to what others say. When I am alone, I can realize that some thoughts come to mind because I have seed them; not the others around me. When I hike alone, I have to handle my doubts, fears and judgement. That what I love of my virtue of recognizing because it is like playing chess. I can protect the queen, nurture her, contemplate her, play in a conservative way or an aggressive way. I can either win the game or make a check. Giving myself the space to enjoy the emptiness and to prepare to make space and hear my doubts; I can explore the trail without any rush, just like I can explore my path without judgement.