Are you a Warrior or a Worrier?

We wake up every morning presenting ourselves to the world as a Warrior of life. 

Everyone is a Warrior, therefore it is important to begin with the description of this *archetype.

What is a warrior? A warrior is a way of life, a way of thinking, a way of being. 

There is a quote regards that we choose only once, to be warriors or ordinary. We choose only once by Carlos Castaneda.

For instance choosing to be a warrior alters your fundamental approach to life. 

While others will view everything as a blessing or a curse, you will probably see only challenges. But keep in mind that a warrior lives to overcome challenges.

Every warrior has a code, and ethos. 

It is an invisible thread that connects him to all of his warrior brothers and sisters since the beginning of time. 

Steven Pressfield asks “How do we find our true calling, our soul companions, our destiny? 

Steven Pressfield would answer:

“The mightiest ally we have for such a difficult task is the warrior ethos”

Although A warrior should never hopes, faith must be kept.

Hope is powerless, useless… The longer we sit and hope the more time we waste, because the universe gives only what is sought, what is believed! 

Indeed, a warrior must have faith. 

Because at times not every path is clear, and not every enemy a fiery dragon.

 When the forest is dark the warrior holds his ground with faith that if he remembers the warrior code, the light to illuminate the darkness will come.

Our body is as important as our mind, therefore they should be inseparable.

Even when the power of the mind is in doubt, the body can provide tangible proof.”
A warrior is not an *ascetic. 

The Warrior does not deny himself the pleasures of conquest simply for the sake of denying them. 

“Actually, realizes that in denying oneself it is easy to think that great things will be accomplished, when ultimately he is just focused on him or herself”

Not a very good display of a balanced Ego.

There is always the option of walking away from these pleasures at anytime, which in order to balance self-oriented leadership, should be necessary to detach from that shadow and grow. 

Not to encourage others saying…

“Follow me” without leading by example. 

 Let us recall some World’s History :

When Alexander the great was threatened with mutiny after years of a brutal campaign in India, he stripped down naked, so all the men could see his scars.

 “Bring forth a man who has bled more than me, and we will go home.” 

No one came forth, because it was Alexander, riding his horse Bucephalus with a double plumed helmet who led every charge. 

Instead, his men erupted in cheers and pounded their shields.

The Warrior is a Believer. 

“Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. 

Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.” as the famous writer Paulo Coelho said.

A warrior is highly tuned to sense danger, but does not fear.

keeps awareness that fear feeds fear itself.

Therefore, pain should be temporary and death just a simple illusion.

Keeping always in mind that “What is eternal cannot die”

The warrior knows that there will be laugh, love, and probably fight for all eternity, in this world or some other.

Wandering, indulging in self pity, or complaining are not part of the Warrior code.

Although there is no despair, there is conscious awareness remembering that it was always a choice he or she made.

The Warrior fights for one reason alone:

LOVE 

for the good

for life

for family

squad/tribe/group

the quest for impeccability of the soul

Last but not least:

“We are all Life’s Warriors”
“We are Warriors of the light

A Warrior embraces self darkness pursuing as outcome to balance Ego and Own his or her Shadows, before any attempt to judge or criticize others.

Dr. Carl Jung would say:

“Who looks outside dreams”

“Who looks inside Awakens”

When your Warrior is about to guard down repeat to yourself the following *Mantra:

“I am going to be a storm — a flame — I need to fight whole armies alone. 

I have ten hearts! 

I have a hundred arms! 

I feel too strong to war with mortals. 

Bring me GIANTS!” -Cyrano De Bergerac

Namaste




References:
http://www.dictionary.com

http://www.wikipedia.com

http://www.soulcraft.com

http://www.warrior.com

Author:
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda.


Courtesy of Semperlee Yoga Corp.


References:

http://www.dictionary.com
http://www.wikipedia.com
http://www.soulcraft.com
http://www.warrior.com

Glossary:

*Archetype:

The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form;prototype (in Jungian psychology)a collectively  inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches.

*Ascetic:

A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons. A person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction

*Mantra:

 A mantra is usually any repeated word or phrase, but it can also refer more specifically to a word repeated in meditation. Mantra is a tool to calm the mind.

  

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