The Warrior Within

It is truly amazing… those feelings that just pop up and overwhelm us leaving us weak in the knees sometimes, even weak in spirit at times. People just wandering along and thinking about their lives, their struggles; maybe their challenges or pain of loss, sometimes feeling “out of control”, just tending to matters at hand.  Then it happens: something so strong that leaves humankind feeling weak in the limbs and oh so alone and vulnerable!  With that feeling comes the discovery that once again you have no sense of control leaving you feeling bewildered by tears, thoughts, feelings and out of balance within and without: out of balance with the world around you. It is at moment that you have forgotten “The Warrior Within”, and begin to feel alone and sequestered in your pain, that is not good friends.

I have good news to share with you!  These are normal powerful emotions along your journey and “The Warrior Within” is still “Within”!!! Rather than perceiving this as a “break-down” perhaps it is the time to “look-through-different-eyes” and see it as a “break-THROUGH”  of the pain.

It may be one of the hardest lessons in life both to learn and to accept, but the reality of our world is there are times when we actually  have little control of things that touch us and affect us in our world. Try as we might, there are things that will influence our equilibrium. It would be comforting to think that we could control all aspects of our lives, but not very realistic. Remember throwing a stone into the river? Remember the ripples and the influence of it hitting the water?  That one motion affects all. That is pretty much the same with humankind. And also once again demonstrating the importance of “paying it forward with random acts of kindness” as well!

You may determine you have most control in your surroundings: your home feels safe perhaps. You control who you let enter (or not), the mood you create, the sacredness you surround yourself with. Even though there may be times when you long for another to hear your pain, to hold your fears at bay, remember… you are the Warrior within and hopefully you are learning to call on that light to shine through and lead you.  Although we are so very communal by nature, needing others more than we like to think, we have within us the capacity to heal ourselves. Extending our hearts to others, we become vulnerable to the pain of loss, the door of disappointment and the great wealth of love. And when we extend our hearts to others, it helps us through our own pain.

“It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.”

(Black Elk)

seek nothing outside yourself

Listen for the sound in your heart ~~~~ It will soothe you and bring you comfort.

Walk In Beauty.


2 comments on “The Warrior Within

  1. I needed to read these words today. Thank you! Sometimes when we think everything is going just as it should be something hits us from behind sending us into a tailspin. This is exactly what happened to me and it hurt tremendously. I will recover and I know I have the power within to begin again.

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