Some days she's a warrior. Somedays she's a broken mess. Most days she's a bit of both. But every day she's there. Standing, Fighting, Trying.
Yes, I mean you. Whether you know it or not, we are all warriors. We all battle something if not someone every day. Our battles may be physical,( a medical condition, including abuse or domestic violence) mental (depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Emotional (fear, self-doubt and negativity) spiritual (that feeling of lack of connection to something greater) Perhaps you suffer from one or the other, maybe more, maybe all. We all battle something. Knowing the pain of one battle or another in any form is a part of life. Life itself is a daily battle; good, bad, happy, sad, light and dark, freedom and oppression, plus everything in-between. We are, however, not without hope and purpose.
What is Hope?
Hope drives optimism for tomorrow Hope is given to us by our reasons for living, our purpose, with hope for the future. Hope reminds us that “we can shape our future,” because things won’t be this way forever and life is full of possibility, which also gives us hope in the present moment. Hope also acknowledges that we’re not alone in our life’s journey. Our lives are interdependent. We are positively affected by one another.
What is Meaning?
Meaning is created by an attitude towards living.
Meaning, like purpose, reminds us that our lives are worth living, no matter what, because life isn’t just about the day-to-day routines we create for ourselves, but instead about something deeper. We find meaning in our purpose and that gives us the motivation to thrive regardless of our circumstances. Meaning reminds us, “My life is important because I have a purpose that motivates my actions”
What is Purpose?
Purpose creates an understanding that every person is sacred, valuable. That the physical body is “home” for the spirit, heart, and mind, all of which are interconnected to the other and work inseparably.
When we have purpose, we have a reason for living. Reason for living gives us resilience in the face of any challenging obstacles.
Reason for living gives us perspective when dealing with hardship; they remind us that no matter what else is going on, “You matter, I matter.”
And each one of these combined builds the character of what makes us warriors.