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Letting go is hard. Letting go of our old stories, lies we've told ourselves, lies others have led us to believe and pain we wished would go, but clings on defiantly. Resistance is a natural response when we have become so used to self-sabotage and habits we've fallen into. I think the words in this image represent how hard it can be to get past difficult times in our lives. I also think it can teach us that in facing resistance and taking back our power, we can let go of fear. When we choose to no longer allow the emotions of others to control us, we can instead focus on what matters most to us and how hard we fought our fears rather than how easily we let our identities and our daily lives be marred by the actions and words of others.