Saturday, March 7, 2009

Warrior of Light

All world's roads lead to the heart of the warrior; he plunges hesitatingly into the river of passions always flowing through his life.

A Warrior of Light does not rely on strength alone, he makes use of his opponent's energy too.

He opens his heart to the Universe and asks God to give him the inspiration he needs to turn every blow from his enemy into a lesson in self-defense.

A Warrior of Light never resorts to trickery but he knows to distract his opponent.

A Warrior of light knows what he wants. And has no need to waste time on explanation.

More than once he has wasted his fighting for a lie. And he has suffered for people who did not deserve his love.

Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you. This will diminish his enthusiasm.

Do not be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters but how the war ends.

In war, the key to victory is, the ability to surprise one's opponent.

They hide their inner strength behind aggression and hide their fear of loneliness behind an air of independence.

He is never taken by appearances and makes a point of remaining silent when people try to impress him. He uses these occasions to correct his own faults, for other people make an excellent mirror.

A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself.

Perseverance us not the same as insistence (to persevere in one's desire).

He often finds himself faced by the same problems and situations. "I've been through all this before," he says to his heart.

"Yes, you have been through all this before," replies his heart, "But you have never been beyond it."

Then the warrior realizes that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.

A warrior does not spend his days trying to play the roles other have chosen for him.

That is why they are Warriors of Light because they make mistakes, because they ask themselves questions, because they are looking for a reason they are sure to find it.

But certain people insist. They provoke and offend and do everything they can to irritate him. At that point, his heart says, "Do not respond to these insults, they will not increase your abilities. You will tire yourself needlessly."

But now, I lived only because I am a Warrior and because I wish I die to be in the company of Him for whom I have fought so hard.

In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.

Anything of importance will remain. Anything useless will disappear.

The warrior uses that touch of madness. For--in both love and war--it is impossible to foresee everything.

He tries to establish what he can truly rely on and he always checks that he carries 3 things with him: faith, hope and love.

He has never lost hope of being better than he is.

A Warrior of Light uses solitude but is not being used by it.

A Warrior of Light sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters.

Occasionally,resistance might mean destruction and so he adapts to the circumstances. He accepts without complaint, that the stones in his path hinder his way to the mountains.

The Warrior of Light never allows himself to get discouraged.

A Warrior of Light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent. He believes that nothing can stir in him the encounter he desires.

An open oven bakes us no bread.

The devil is in the details.

He is transparent in his actions and secretive in his plans.

Everyone is afraid of everyone else.

Whenever he finds himself before someone who fills him with fear, the warrior reminds himself that the other person has the same insecurities as he has.

He uses fear as an engine not as a break.

The warrior learns from his opponent and acts in a similar manner.

Behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.

For every defeat, he has two victories in his favor.

The Warrior stops before he destroys himself.

When you defend your ideas in public you have then to make an effort to live accordingly.

There is no point in forcing things.

You do not drown simply by plunging into water, you only drown if you stay beneath the surface. And the warrior uses all his strength to escape from his predicament.

A Warrior of Light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary.

A Warrior of Light never accepts what is unacceptable.

He never allows himself to be deceived by his own abilities and therefore avoids being taken by surprise. He gives each thing the value it deserves.

He is implacable with treachery, but he does not seek revenge; he merely drives away the enemies of his life, never fighting with them any longer than is necessary.

A warrior doesn't keep company with those who wish to harm him. Nor is he seen in the company of those who "console" him.

If this separation is part of his path, then he accepts it without complaint.

He is the slave of his dream and free to act.

The friends of the Warrior of Light ask him where he draws his energy from, He says, "from the hidden enemy." (someone we can no longer hurt)

It might be a boy who beat him in a childhood fight, the girlfriend who left him when he was 11, or the teacher who said he was stupid. The Warrior reminds himself that these enemies have still not seen his courage.

He does not consider revenge because the hidden enemy is no longer part of his story. He thinks only of improving his skills so that his deeds will be known throughout the world and reach the ears of those who have hurt him in the past.

Yesterday's pain is the Warrior's strength.

When the warrior speaks of his brother's opinion, he imagines that his brother is there present, listening to what he is saying.

The experienced fighter puts up with insults; he knows the strength of his fist and the skill of his blows. Confronted by an unprepared opponent, he looks deep into his eyes and conquers him without ever having to resort to physical fight.

The Warrior of Light is aware of his own immense strength; he never fights with anyone who does not deserve the honor of combat.

There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do.

There are moments when one should act and moments when one should accept.

The great wisdom of the warrior lies in choosing his insanity wisely.

Envy cannot harm you if you don't let it.

By talking about a dream, he runs the risk of spending all the energy he needs to put the dream into action.

He accepts defeat as defeat and does not try to make a victor out of it.

He is savoring the best gift victory can bring: confidence.

God uses death to show us the importance of light. God uses silence to teach us to use words responsibly.

He no longer judges the world on the basis of right and wrong but on the basis of "the most appropriate attitude for that particular moment."

He uses common sense to judge not the intention of an action but its consequences.

God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots.

Carry in your memory for the rest of your life the good things that came out of those difficulties.

He does not try to feel things that he no longer feels.

When you're sad, your soul is still alive.

The opponent is wise.
Whenever he can, he makes use of the easiest and most effective of his weapons: GOSSIP. It doesn't take much effort to use it because others do the work for him. A few misdirected words can destroy months of dedication, years spent in search of harmony.

The Warrior of Light is then the victim of this trick. He doesn't know where the blow is coming from and cannot prove that the gossip is false. Gossip does not allow him the right to defend himself: it condemns without trial. When this happens, he puts up with the consequences and the undeserved punishment, for, as he well knows, words are powerful. But he suffers in silence and never uses the same weapon to hit back his opponent. The Warrior of Light is not a coward.

A warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means because there are no ends, there are only means.

He has learned to live with his contradictions.

He has often seen someone mistreating another person who lacks the courage to respond, then out of cowardice and resentment, that person vents his anger on someone weaker than himself, who takes it out on someone else, in a veritable torrent of misery. No one knows the consequences of his own cruelty.

He only accepts an opponent who is worthy of him. In moments of rage, he punches a rock and bruises his hand.

The hand will heal eventually, but the child who got beaten because his father lost a battle will bear the marks for the rest of his life. ("waterfall effect")

It might happen that someone who was fighting alongside the Warrior of Light suddenly becomes his opponent instead.

The warrior's 1st reaction is hatred but he knows that a blind combatant is lost in the midst of the battle.

And so he tries to see the good things that his former ally did during the time in which they lived side by side; he tries to understand what led to that sudden change of attitude, what wounds he had accumulated in his soul. He tries to discover what made one of them abandon their dialogue.

No one is entirely good or evil.