Standing up for ourselves can be one of the most powerful lessons we can learn.
Yet, it is not really about how we respond to other people or what we say yes or no to.
It is not about facing down a bully or leaving an abuser.
It is about standing up for ourselves to ourselves, deep inside of us.
It is about being aware of where we are making our choices unconsciously, based on our programming, and not what we truly desire.
It is about saying yes or no from a place of inner-authority and inner-knowing, not from a place of reaction and defense.
When we stand up for ourselves internally, then we show up externally from a place of true sovereignty.