|Level Your Life - [The Warrior Level][1.59]|
Traditionally, the warrior embraced war as a way of life, using swords to deafeat the enemy. Today, the modern warrior fights inner battles with weapons of the heart, and his war is the effort to inclube the subtle aspects of spiritual self-mastery in his way of life. Here we provide guidance for such spiritual training and transpersonal development, with self-awareness as the cornerstone of growth and change.
The Buddha is the awakend one, and the warrior strives for such awakening through action. Action is only possible because the warrior has both the courage to fail and the compassion to heal. Failure is the teacher, emblematic of extraordinary possibility and free of regret in an environment where risk is the rule rather than the exception. Integrity is, perhapts the most important trasit of the warrior, who consistently lives by his word.
Humility,loyalty,dignity,coutesy,intensity,perseverance, sacrifice and sufferung are some of the other elements that characterize a true warrior.
The goal of the warrior is to do the best you can to be the best you can be. You position yourself for the possiblity of victory within, against the inner demons of fear, failure, frustration and self-doubt.
Patience, diligence and determination contribute to self-mastery. Iltimately the warrior has no regrets as he walks away from the mat of life,journeying with heart as in indomitable spirit
Declaration: My challenge in sports,work and life is to practice the way of the warrior in pursuit of complete self-awareness and personal development.
Reflection : What can I do today to demonstrate the courage to take a risk in order to improve myself in work, sports or life in general?
[paraphrased and inspired by Spirit of the Dancing Warrior]