While i have almost simply assumed that all whom arrive here, are already aware of what it means to be a warrior, but this morning i was inspired to share a perspective on it- beyond our initial creed
Traditionally, the word Warrior – equates with the idea of ‘fighting’, ‘battle’ or conflict. Dictionary.com describes it as the following:
[wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer] Show IPA
– Thich Nhat Hanh
what is a warrior?
a way of thinking,
a way of being,
a way of life,
a way of perseverance,
a choice to perceive life as a series of challenges to be overcome,
a knowing. a knowing that we have all that we need encoded within us, and the warrior’s divine birthright is to reclaim it.
a path of faith,
a path that champions the heart,
a path of seeking- for the universe always blesses us with what is sought…
faith that darkness will inevitably bring light,
a path of discipline, honor and respect for the mind, the heart, for all life and our inextricable connections to all that is.
the warrior walks the path- kissing the earth with one’s feet… for the earth is the same as own temple.
the spirit of the warrior is a revolution,
It is a revolution.
the warrior inspires revolutions in understanding, revolutions in awakening, revolutions in compassion,
and proceeds with a beginners mind,
unafraid to stand naked in vulnerability and understand that in that moment we are at our most powerful…
a warrior knows the war is in our soul.
our egos presenting our most villainous foe.
the warrior knows each moment is pregnant with infinite possibility, and strives to live within each instance.
the warrior knows enlightenment is not a destination, but a state that’s within us- the warrior knows presence is key.
a believer in miracles,
a steadfast advocate for equality,
a warrior honours your beliefs,
a warrior questions their own, for with abandonment of belief we see truth.
a warrior recognizes suffering, and through clarity, calmness, & strength, it’s transformed.
certain our thoughts can change our reality we align our minds with our hearts,
defending the truth with humility,
armed with a hunger to learn,
we move patiently, consciously, fearlessly through our obstacles wielding our arms to meet ultimate victory-
the ultimate outcome of all battle – love.
a warrior fights for love, love of life, family, for community, for goodness, for humanity,
for all the wonder and the promise and the possibility swollen within the heart-
we build an arsenal,
empower ourselves with wisdom,
with unfailing devotion to achieve that ultimate reward-
to live in love.
the warrior is a storm,
a force of nature compelled by steadfast knowing that all is impermanent,
and we can only strive to thrive in our own epic- heroes in our own lovestory.
the warrior’s creed connects us all.
“A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.”