A warrior recognizes the test and pushes through pain without showing any emotion or pain on his face. A warrior also knows he needs to push himself physically, to go beyond what feels comfortable, so that he can really discover himself and explore the depth of his soul. At a particular point in adult development, something changes—we no longer need to find our best selves as much as to consistently embody our best selves. You must be logged in to post a comment. So how do we find our Warrior nature? Without honor, a man cannot be called a warrior.
A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions. We live in a world full of opportunities, blessings, and luxuries. The modern lifestyle, for all of its ease and convenience, has a fundamental downfall however: I believe that to live an extraordinary life, we need to awaken that part of us.
“A Modern Day Warrior is defined as a battle ready man who lives by an exemplary code of conduct, who embraces courage, compassion and. How do we about finding our Warrior nature? And how can we distinguish between our healthy and our destructive Warrior instincts?.
The other half is achieved through decisive action, constant challenges, impeccability in all our endeavours, and an attitude of continual improvement. The warrior has a calculated mind, and evaluates each situation carefully. He goes for it.
He learns from everything he does, and embraces the Japanese principle of Kaizen: What the warrior can be, he must be. The Warrior is someone willing to sacrifice comfort or safety for his principles.
Every single time a guy endures risk or discomfort, or sacrifices in service of principle, he nourishes his Warrior nature. The desire to do this rises up in men. If you are true to your principles, you find your Warrior self each time you hold your ground, face your fear, or embody your purpose. We want to find ourselves as Warriors. All were Warriors serving the higher good.
He finds meaning at the edge of death—either actually or symbolically by risking injury, failure, or defeat. And life tests us again and again, leading to successes and failures, both potentially supporting our Warrior selves. At a particular point in adult development, something changes—we no longer need to find our best selves as much as to consistently embody our best selves.
This marks the transition in Man of Wisdom. Tribes who accessed this wisdom had distinct evolutionary advantages. The Man of Wisdom naturally embodies his principles. Man of Wisdom is often less drawn to competition and trials for himself, but loves to help others, especially the young Warriors.
Both these archetypes, Warrior and Man of Wisdom, arise in all cultures and are centrally important to most men. What are your relationships with your Warrior nature? When have you embodied your Man of Wisdom? A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.
As is always the case in the doings and not-doings of warriors, personal power is the only thing that matters. The challenge of a warrior is to arrive at a very subtle balance of positive and negative forces. This challenge does not mean that a warrior should strive to have everything under control, but that a warrior should strive to meet any conceivable situation, the expected and the unexpected, with equal efficiency.
To be perfect under perfect circumstances is to be a paper warrior. To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. He is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself.