It has been a long time, but I come with gifts.
Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into the realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. -Back of Way of the Peaceful WarriorA truly uplifting story - each reader will get a little something different out of it. Some may not take to it completely, others may throw themselves into it enthusiastically.
She has been one of the most amazing women I have ever seen. Perhaps I will make a video for one of her chakra meditations so you may hear an introduction to that. In the meantime, even if you choose not to look into the book or the CDs, I hope the music and the meditation brings you a little bit of peace.
Love & Light~
A Warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone, he makes use of his opponent'senergy, too. - Warrior of the Light, p3 -
Every year we walk away from 365 (occasionally 366) days of learning. Sometimes, we carry these lessons into the next year and grow from the experience. Other times, we easily forget or casually toss them aside. Sometimes we have to relearn them the hard way, and other times we never think of them again.
In an effort to avoid that this year, I have listed the top eight things I have learned from 2008. I encourage everyone who reads this and feels so inclined to do so as well, and leave a comment linking to the response so that we can find them all.
8. Smelling like boy on my legs was worth the $0.95 men's shaving cream can.
6. Intuition is never wrong when given the respect it deserves.
5. Humans were born to be creators. Manifestations of energy - art, dance, dreams, physics equations and even schematic sketches are all testaments of inner fire.
4. Our greatest strength is not outside, but inside. The passion that drives the heart is formidable. The strongest ally and the greatest enemy. Our own desire potentials our undoing.
3. People are bouncy: the bigger the butt-kicking, the bigger the rebound.
2. Sometimes whimsical is the best way to go.
1. Love is all we truly have. It is what and who we are, and it is the only thing we really have and can freely give to everyone.
Happy Holidays, everyone. Give Love this season!
You-did and badboy69
"All the world's roads lead to the heart of the Warrior; he plunges unhesitatingly into the river of passions always flowing through his life."Sometimes, it's easy for us to feel as though we don't deserve fortune when it comes our way, or that we should not waste time indulging ourselves. While over-indulgence should be avoided, it is not wrong, nor morally reprehensible in any sense to allow ourselves our own little pleasures from time to time.
(Warrior of the Light, Coelho, p2)
To fully love everyone - which is our goal no matter what name you call your god, is it not? - we have to be able to love ourselves. After all, each of us is also a person on the Earth, and if we can't love ourselves, how can we ever hope to love another? Would you deny a loved one that enjoys manicures a trip to the salon once in a while? Would you say no to taking a child to an amusement park for his birthday? Of course not. We allow our loved one these guilty pleasures - why not ourselves?
wanting becomes needing the unnecessary, it has gone too far. That boundary is different for every thing and everyone, and only the person can decide when enough is enough.
There must be a balance at all points in life: when we can play, and when we must work. To play all the time is to throw regard aside, to be only concerned with Self. While attention to Self is important, constant, undivided attention is dangerous.
If we work all the time, then we neglect Self, and our spiritual energies start to fail. We become prey to sickness and depression, and eventually if not immediately, hatred. Irritation at ourselves - or at something we can attribute blame to - arises and eventually becomes hatred. Self-hate is one of the most horrifying things we can do. As beings of love, we should strive to love everyone - above all else: ourselves.
Be free, be alive, live, and love because that is what you are here to do. The Warrior knows this, he knows how important play is, but he never loses sight of his end goal. He also knows the things that last but a moment and those that can last a lifetime. Each has its place and purpose, and he knows, lives, and loves this truth unconditionally. So can you.
So go ahead, have that second cookie. It's the holidays.
Thank you to himmelskratzer and aussiegall and chotda.