When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

When there is no enemy within

As we remember the sad events of 9/11 2001, it is important to remember these words of wisdom from Winston Churchill. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you”.

What does he mean by enemies within? It could mean the enemies that we have allowed access into our lives like the terrorists of 9/11. Enemies within could also be our fears and our insecurities that make us vulnerable to the enemies outside.

I have always believed that the best approach to life is to love everyone. Position yourself to desire the best for everyone around you. If you do not allow any poison of hatred, fear, insecurities to enter your heart then all that the enemies outside can do, is help you grow stronger, wiser and more productive. Every time someone tries to hurt me, I learn something about life and about myself that makes me a better man.

The pains of September 11, 20o1 may still linger in the hearts of some, but the real damage is the fear that many have allowed to get into them. Let’s choose not to fear but to love and live our lives to the full. Those who want to do evil will be the ones to live in fear of being caught.

Take Action – As you go around today, look at the people around you and say in your heart – “I love you”. Let the people in your live know that you love them. Forgive those who hurt you and remember that as long as you don’t let the enemy in, the hurt will only turn into strength.

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