But my mind didn't stop with that question. In tumbled additional thoughts:
1. So, fighting means there is an adversary - so who am I fighting when I choose to fight (as suggested), for me?
- I could be fighting restrictions from others.
- I could be fighting my internal thoughts.
- I could be fighting me.
2. If I choose to fight for any of the above mentioned things, what are my weapons? What do I use; what is in my hands, my heart or my thoughts that will help me win this battle? You have to be equipped.
Pretty good questions! Why ask them?
Because every day I spend time with people fighting back. People who are living on a battlefield they didn't create. People who now have to find the strength to identify what they are fighting for; who is the "enemy" and what weapon is needed to take out that enemy. And it is exhausting! And they need our support!
I remind them "you have to fight for it." You have to want whatever "it" is more than you want to stay where you are. You have to fight through the denial, the pain, the shame, the fears. I remind them that they were created with power. Inside them are the tools to win! They have what they need to do the battle. And I'll help them as they go.
Because it is SO worth fighting for!