I've fought it...all too many times I fought it...and I've hurt myself while in the process of battling my own thoughts and I've left scars behind.
I still fight this battle...but now the scars have healed. Their marks remain as a reminder of where I've been and the battles I've had...but I'm healing.
I think these are our greatest battles in life because of what we can learn...or...what we can lose. We can learn ourselves and all the reasons to why we are who are...or we can lose ourselves to it too.
But of all the things I've learned through my battles...it comes down to one word...acceptance...the acceptance of myself and all that I am...the good...the bad...and the ugly too...acceptance.
Our battles become easier when we accept all that we are...our good parts and our faults....our missteps and our successes...all the things we wish we could hide...all the happenings in our life. Once we learn to accept all that we are...we can begin to move forward...we can heal.
The greatest battle you will ever fight will be within the depths of your own soul...for yourself and against yourself. Fight for you! and let the healing begin. Accept all that you are now and love yourself.
take care of you eh?