The Warrior’s Way, the Mood of a Warrior
When I speak of a Warrior, I Am not referring to the fighting kind. The Warrior’s Way is more of a way of life, a MOOD if you will. As the fighting kind of Warrior goes into battle Wide-awake, Alert, and ready for anything. We can use The Warrior’s Way in the same Mood to adventure through life without the need for fighting life or petty concerns. The Warrior’s Way allows the Wide-awake, Alert, experience of life. This is The Warrior’s Way! The experience of life without the attitude of fighting life.
To be a Warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an end-less struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a Warrior, in exactly the same way as nobody is born an ordinary person. We make ourselves into one or the other.
The basic difference between the ordinary person and a Warrior is that a Warrior takes everything as a challenge, while the ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or curse. The Warrior’s Way can be captured in the writings below. That is if one is Wide-awake, Alert, and in the Mood of a Warrior.
Today is a good day to die!
The Warrior’s Way
Power rests on the kind of knowledge that one holds. What is the sense of knowing things that are useless? They will not prepare us for the unavoidable encounter with the Unknown. As life is an experience and our Mood can make a big difference in how we perceive this experience. The Warrior’s Way is in preparation for the unknown adventures of Life we all face.
A Warrior goes to knowledge as he/she may go to war, Wide-awake, with Fear, with Respect, and with absolute Assurance. Going to knowledge, or going to war in any other manner is a grievous mistake. Whoever makes this mistake might never live to regret it. Thus, when a Warrior has fulfilled these four requisites, To be Wide-awake, to have Fear, Respect, and absolute Assurance.
There can be no mistakes for which the Warrior will have to account. The Warrior’s Way allows the conditions where the Warrior’s acts lose the blundering quality of the acts of a fool. If the Warrior fails, or suffers a defeat, the Warrior will have lost only the battle.
There will be no pitiful regrets over that. As the Warrior lives to experience another day. This is the Mood of The Warrior’s Way. The unknown of tomorrows battle may have a different outcome. Nothing in this world is a gift. And yes, we didn’t ask to be born into this world as far as I can remember. Could be you’re a result of a faulty latex product! Whatever must be learned, must be learned the hard way. Dwelling upon the self too much produces a terrible fatigue. A Warrior in that condition is deaf, dumb, and blind to everything else. Where the fatigue itself makes the Warrior cease to see the marvels all around them.
Every time a Warrior sets out to learn, The Warrior labors as hard as anyone can, and the limits of his/her learning are determined by the nature of his/her Mood. Therefore there is no point in talking about knowledge. The Fear of Knowledge is Natural, all of us experience this. However, no matter how frightening learning is, it is more frightening to think of a Warrior without knowledge, or at the very least, The Warrior’s Way.
The most effective way to live is as a Warrior, is with the Mood of a Warrior. A Warrior may worry and think before making a decision, but once that decision is made. Presto! The Warrior goes on their way, free from worries and thoughts. There will be a million other decisions still awaiting the Warrior. This is The Warrior’s Way. No worries about the past, and no thoughts of the future. As there is only Now, and the Warrior must be Wide-awake, facing Fear, with Respect, and in absolute Assurance, to experience this moment. As this moment is The Warrior’s Way.
The Warrior’s Way uses Death as an Adviser
A Warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. In The Warrior’s Way the idea of death is the only thing that tempers the Warrior’s Spirit. In truth, it’s the only thing that matters. Death is everywhere, our constant companion standing at arm’s length just to our left. A dark shadow watching and waiting for the right moment. Where the Warrior feels it presence. In The Warrior’s Way where death is always present there is no emptiness in the life of a Warrior. Everything is filled to the brim and everything is equal. As death makes us all equal. If the worst thing that can happen to us is Death. Since that already is our unalterable fate, we are free. Those that have lost everything no longer have anything to fear.
A Warrior knows that he/she is waiting and what they are waiting for. And while the Warrior waits they want nothing and thus whatever comes to them is more than they can take. Only the idea of Death makes a Warrior sufficiently detached so that they are capable of abandoning them self to any attachments. The Warrior knows Death is stalking them. This awareness won’t give them time to cling to anything. Therefore the Warrior has nothing to defend. Every bit of knowledge that becomes power. Has Death as a central force. Death lends the ultimate touch, and whatever is touched by Death indeed becomes power. It is only natural that a Warrior’s last act be the best of them self. It dulls the edge of their fright. And makes Death take notice.
The Spirit of The Warrior’s Way
In the Universe there’s this immeasurable, indescribable force which the Warrior calls Intent. Absolutely everything in the entire Cosmos is attached to this Intent by a connecting link. Warriors are concerned with discussing, understanding, and employing that connecting link. They are especially concerned with cleaning this link of its numbing effects brought about by the ordinary concerns of their everyday life.
The Warrior knows that he/she is Spirit. The Spirits only regret is that life is so short to grab on to all the experiences of life that the Spirit wishes to experience. But for Spirit it is not an issue. It’s only a pity. Where feeling pity is only an emotion of Self Importance that makes one heavy, clumsy, and vain. To be a Warrior one needs to be like Spirit, Light and Fluid. Flowing though the Mood of The Warrior’s Way.
For a Warrior, the Spirit is an abstract only because they know it without words, or even thoughts. It’s an abstract because the Warrior can’t conceive what the Spirit is. Yet, without the slightest chance or desire to understand it, a Warrior handles Spirit. They recognizes it. They feel it. They beckon it, They entice it, becoming familiar with it, and then expresses it in The Warrior’s Way.
The Spirit of a Warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The Spirit of a Warrior is geared to the struggle, where every struggle is the Warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus, the outcome matters very little to them. In the battle The Warrior’s Way is to let Spirit flow freely and clear. Knowing that the Intent of a Warrior is impeccable. A Warrior laughs and laughs. Whenever a Warrior decides to do something, they must go all in, all the way. A Warrior learns to make every act count, since he/she is only in the world for only a short while, in fact to short to witness all the marvels of it.
In The Warrior’s Way, if the Spirit of the Warrior is distorted. They should simply fix it, purge it, make it perfect. Because there is no other task in our entire lives which is more worthwhile. Not to fix ones Spirit is to seek death, and that is the same as to seek nothing at all. To seek the perfection of the Warrior’s Spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness.
The advantage of The Warriors Way, is that a Warrior believes without believing. Obviously a Warrior can’t just say he/she believes and let it go at that. That would be too easy. Just to believe without an exertion would exonerate them from having to examine their situation. Whenever a Warrior has to involve them self with believing. Believing becomes a choice. A Warrior doesn’t believe because they want or need to believe. A Warrior has to believe.
The Warrior’s Way affords one the chance to have a chance. Where the ordinary man has no chance at all. So here’s your chance. In truth this maybe the only gift that the Universe/Eagle offers. Warrior’s that deliberately achieve the Mood of a Warrior, thus their total awareness are a sight to behold. At that moment they burn with the fire from within. The fire from within consumes them in a flash of light. And in full awareness they fuse themselves to the Eagles Emanations at large and glide into the freedom of eternity. This is The Warrior’s Way.
A Warrior’s Warning.
The deepest flaw of the unseasoned Warrior is that they are willing to forget the wonder of what they SEE. They become overwhelmed by the fact that they SEE, and believe that it’s their genius that counts. A seasoned Warrior must be a paragon of discipline to override the nearly invincible laxness of our human condition. More important than SEEING itself is what a Warrior does with what they SEE.
Yes, there much more to The Warriors Way. However, the discovery is the life of a Warrior. A Warrior must walk their own path to freedom. The Warriors Way is not easy, but it sure is fun, and much more fulfilling and exciting! Thus, the only choice one has is to become a Warrior or not. The difference is rather obvious. Remain ordinary and experience an ordinary life and death. Or live The Warriors Way and experience the fullness that life has to offer. Really, for me, there’s no choice at all. Yep, it’s all in the Mood of a Warrior.
So as one can SEE.
Today is a good day to die, In The Warrior’s Way!