|Level Your Life - [The Level of Fortitude][1.92]|
We know that continuous,consistent strength and high-level performance are not possible. You may want to always be your best, look your best and be fast but no one is capabale of this all the time,not even the Buddha. During down times- times of striff, loss, setbacks, mistakes, uncertainty and disappointment - the warrior adopts the virtue of fortitude , a sense of quiet inner strength, trust and confidence , closely aligned with the warrior virtue of perseverance, that helps one to endure. We know from our own experience that this virtue will help you through a slump, a losing streak, an injury or a disappointing result.
For the seeker, fortitude is a strong spiritual weapon that helps fight the inner wars of fear and self-doubt. It is this virtue that gets you through the moment , that enables you to endure shock and disappointment.
At its foundation are a quiet confidence and a deep belief that everything will work out.
Fortitude , or bravery, is your ability to bend and dance in the wind of adversity.
Declaration: I am brave and strong enough to endure all setbacks and adverse conditions. I have the courage and confidence to continue on the path and realize my true potentia.
Reflection:In what specific ways can I apply the concept of fortitude to my present physical and emotional life? Whom do I know and respect who demonstrates this warrior virtue and in what way?
[paraphrased and inspired by Spirit of the Dancing Warrior]