”Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Life is filled with little stressors that can bring us down. These come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from work and school to friends and family, but they can be absolutely anything. Occasionally, the stress comes at us from all angles all at once, and that’s when it starts to get a bit overwhelming.
The trick is not letting life’s little–or often times big–troubles get in the way of leading a happy and productive life.
Thankfully, there are tactics that can help you power through the hard times and actually end up feeling a lot stronger and more confident for next time. In moments of frustration, people will tell you to just brush it off, but of course, that’s easier said than done.
“Many people don’t push because they don’t want to feel pain or failure.”
There is a fundamental approach to life for those with a warrior mentality: Don’t get conditioned to accepting the status quo and do consistently seek the next level.
A warrior is a human being who accepts the call and walks the long, arduous path of becoming one’s full potential.
A warrior is a human being who questions all authority and all conventional wisdom that is spoken in the course of his life
A warrior is a human being who understands and explores all worldviews, all religions, all cultures, all histories and all legacies of WISDOM to understand fully what he is as a human being.
A warrior knows what he must contribute; he leaves generations to come with strong, universal, and life-affirming foundations.
A warrior is someone who explores the inner world and the external world, integrating both.
A warrior is someone who focuses on “what” he is as a human being
A warrior takes an eternal perspective.
A warrior is someone who loves as fully as possible.
A warrior is someone who understands his needs and is fearless in telling others what they are, even at the risk of looking vulnerable.
A warrior knows when to let the silence speak.
A warrior is fearless in living.
A warrior knows his gifts and develops them throughout his life.
A warrior knows to suffer. A warrior is not afraid of suffering that expects it. A warrior learns from suffering. A warrior learns to be joy in both suffering and bliss.
A warrior knows love as both intimacy and rapture.
A warrior goes into darkness and light. A warrior is totally exposed.
A warrior aligns to virtues, values, and purpose, not human beings.
A warrior loves turbulence.
A warrior is a scholar of living; his body becomes an instrument of consciousness.
A warrior lives on the path of Mastery. Mastery is never attained and always unfolding.
A warrior speaks his truth.
A warrior loves and lives in paradoxes, chaos, and conflict.
A warrior knows he cannot “save” another human being, only serve others and set the example through embodiment.
A warrior knows his short-comings, makes peace with his humanness, accepts and learns from his failures, and begs for the forgiveness of those he as pained, wronged, or let down.
A warrior always expresses his being. A warrior does not prove, a warrior simply is.
A warrior deals with loneliness, even though he’s never alone.
A warrior heals and expands the tenderness of his heart.
A warrior lives at risk, a warrior lives in uncertainty and a warrior lives in the mystery of what he is.
A warrior’s work is never done.
A warrior knows idleness weakens him, entertainment dims him, and good times can destroy him.
A warrior lets go of convention, of security, of safety.
A warrior goes into the abyss of truth. A warrior lives in faith. A warrior gives testament to Spirit.
A warrior knows that he is creating, that essence created him, that he is spirit made manifest.
A warrior knows that each human being is the mystery, is the end, never the means.
A warrior knows that there is nothing more important than each human being’s experience of joy.
A warrior gives hope that all are called to live, awaken and become fearless on the path to the Divine Ground.
A warrior looks you in the eyes, sees your soul and gives you the courage to be what you are… the radiance of Love itself.
“A warrior is a hunter. He calculates everything. That’s control. Once his calculations are over, he acts. He lets go. That’s abandon. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do things against himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.” –Carlos Castaneda, The Wheel of Time
Here are 4 ways you can start living like a Warrior today:
- Being honest with yourself:- You have to be really honest about what your motivations are. Not everyone wants to do good in the world. Some people want the title and the door. That’s okay. If you are not going to be on the front line of change and that’s all you want, then just make sure you do no harm. People who really want to push the limits are willing to go through the pain. Define pain for yourself. Determine whether the pain is emotional, intellectual, or physical. Break it down into small pieces. Then it’s not so scary. Understand why you’re resisting.
- Being honest with others:-For people to put bold thinking forward, authenticity, honesty, and transparency have to come from the top. This is what allows ideas to bubble up. Fiefdoms and territorial behaviors come from fear. It starts at the top and trickles down.
- Reward honesty:-Look at how you are rewarding people. Are you getting the results that you want? Are you being honest or encouraging others to be honest about the pros and cons of what you want.
- Stay positive:- Saying negative things shut people down and prevent them from being bold. It constricts creativity. To become aware of your feedback, even with yourself.