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The Warrior Spirit

When we recognise our “warrior self” we can exhibit strength without sacrificing tenderness. 

The human soul is very powerful and can adapt readily to the changing conditions we encounter in our lives. Although we tend to use a single set of characteristics to define ourselves, we can slip into contradictory roles when circumstances demand it. At certain times we need to call on our “inner warrior” and we may feel dismayed because we have no wish to disavow ourselves of our softer side. However, embracing the warrior spirit is not a matter of denying gentleness or compassion—all human beings embody all traits to some degree, and seemingly contradictory aspects can coexist peacefully within us. We can exhibit strength without sacrificing tenderness precisely because both are elements of the self and both have a role to play in the complexity of existence.

Inner balance is the key that unlocks the door of peaceable coexistence where opposing characteristics of the self are concerned. The warrior spirit, when allowed free rein, is overpowering and all-consuming. If it is to be a positive force in our lives, it must be tempered with wisdom and moderation. Our inner warriors are ready to react instantly to conflict, chaos, and confusion, while, at the same time, they remain committed to a path of goodwill and fairness. They lie at the root of our dedication to integrity but do not drive us to use our strength to coerce others into adopting our values. The warrior may be nourished by raw emotions with the potential to cause us to lash out, but it channels that energy into positive and constructive action.

Your inner warrior is one source of strength you can draw upon in times of real need. When you employ your warrior spirit thoughtfully, it manifests itself as clarity, focus, determination, courage, consistency, and an unflappable zest for life. The warrior views hurdles as evolutionary opportunities and is not afraid to pursue a purpose to its conclusion. There is more than enough room in the existence of the warrior for softness and benevolence, and the warrior's willingness to stand up for their beliefs can aid you greatly as you strive to incorporate these ideals into your existence. Exploring this unique side of yourself is a means of broadening your reality so you can internalise the ability of mindfulness, which is essentially staying in the moment and still meet the challenges of Life with an intensity of spirit that never wavers.

"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior" ~ Carl von Clausewitz

 

 

Warrior Spirit

 
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