When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
I know, I know, we have soooo many haters that it is too much to count on our hands and toes.
"Girl, she been hating on me since we were in nursery school and idk why." "Her man likes me or at least I think he does." I be so fresh hunni chile, I wouldn't like me either."
We are so quick to claim the enemies we have outside of us and how they are the sole key to our demise. Yet, we are hesitant to mention the enemy within. We fail to admit the times we didn't believe in ourselves. We fail to admit the times we didn't think we could accomplish a certain thing. We fail to admit the times we had what we needed, but then found a way to sabotage it and get rid of it. All because deep down, we didn't truly feel as if we deserved it.
In order to progress, sometimes we must check the enemy within.
"Whose enemy? I don't have no damn enemy within. I am a good person. "
Most of us have that enemy that stops us and blocks us from doing things out the ordinary. The enemy within wants to keep the status quo and blend in as much as possible with others. The enemy within has been conditioned since we were younger. It tells us what we can and can't do. Why we shouldn't do something that will require us to grow and to remain the same. The enemy within is not necessarily bad, but it does keep us from accomplishing many things in life. It's a voice that tells us what we should do. And no I am not hearing things lol. The voice you hear is the voice of failure. It is the voice of others telling you that you cannot do things. The voice is that time you performed in your dance rehearsal at 7 years old and you missed a couple steps. The voice will keep you afraid to try again.
I don't believe that you can completely get rid of the negativity inside. Sometimes the voice makes you really think about things and I am sure that in certain cases it is necessary. However, in order to accomplish things in life you must discern when to discard the voice or when to take heed. More often than not you will have to discard it. Take charge of your life by being the boss of it. You determine what information is useful to you. Muah!