Life is not a battle, although some people may think that it is. Life is a gift that is given to us, not a struggle that we are constantly fighting. I know that in my past, I looked at life as a battle. Within that perspective, it usually was a battle I could not seem to ever win. I found myself unhappy and lost. When you view life as a battle, you look at things as a win or lose situation. When you are winning, life is peaceful and when you are losing, life is not. Being accepted is winning and being rejected is losing. Feeling in control is winning the battle and being confused or scattered is losing. All of the things I just mentioned are battle driven perceptions. These perceptions are what keep people feeling safe and controlled, but also stuck in unhappiness. The perceptions are driven less by happiness, and mostly by fear. The fear driven ideals of living life as a battle is what keeps familiar habits and negative reactions in place even when they should go. Once you start to life live as a gift and a blessing, you can cut the negative habits and struggle beliefs. You will then be able to move towards what you deserve, rather fighting a war that does not really exist. Life will become peaceful once you seek to find a constant peace and surrender to the battle. Happiness is right in front of you, and you don't have to win a war to get to it.