vladimir899 Posted February 15, 2016 Report Share Posted February 15, 2016 The Spiritual Warrior “Happiness is every person’s choice, but few make an effort for it” a person who challenges the dreams of fear, lies, false beliefs, and judgments that create suffering and unhappiness in his or her life a war that takes place in the heart and mind quest of the Spiritual Warrior is the same as spiritual seekers has clear awareness that this war is fought within himself and that Truth and unconditional love are on the other side of these battles This is what the Toltecs refer to as Personal Freedom to win against fear requires: awareness, courage, discipline, and commitment to transform the emotional body ================================= Awareness of the Spiritual Warrior most vital tool is awareness, pure awareness has no thinking involved It has no thinking because it has no interpretation Awareness is to perceive with clarity the truth of what is happening without interpretation or opinion In a moment of awareness the dialogue in the mind stops, we begin to “see” from a point or view separate from the reasoning part of our mind This could be described as an epiphany Practiced seer’s live in this awareness in every moment Awareness is the state of consciousness that allows us to discern between the facts and the Truth, between the story and the lies in our mind The realm of our mind is filled with false perceptions and false beliefs it is the consciousness of awareness that is the discerning intelligence The mind is clever, but it is also full of assumptions and limited paradigms of perception Conscious awareness allows us to see clearly instead of be blinded by these false belief paradigms Self awareness is the clarity to know who and what you are, and not get caught up in self important images of ourselves Self awareness that you are not any of those images in your mind is essential to becoming free of self importance. ================================= Courage of the Spiritual Warrior has the courage to question and challenge his or her own beliefs By challenging our own beliefs we can dissolve the lies that cause our suffering. to challenge our beliefs requires courage because it means the end of our illusion of safety When other people challenge our own beliefs we are usually quick to defend We defend them even if they cause us to suffer we learn not to defend what we believe, and then to challenge those very beliefs ourselves In this way we are able to sort out the truth from illusions ================================= Discipline of the Spiritual Warrior discipline to continue on their path when faced with challenges from their mind must have the discipline to deal with their own mind without someone else providing the motivation with carrots or sticks must exercise their own will at the command of their heart not an outside authority figure This often means going against the fearful opinions in our mind that tempt us with illusions of punishment and rewards must have the discipline to follow our own heart even when tempted by another person’s opinion this way of living requires disciplined practice ================================= The Love of the Spiritual Warrior A soldier has a commitment to love his/her country The Spiritual warrior must have the: commitment to love him/her selfand extend that love to humanity/others it is required to love yourself because in our journey we will certainly fumble and fall many times in having a strong commitment we get back up again It is common to fall to judgment It can be easy to love some people, particularly the people that like us or treat us well however, it requires a tremendous commitment to love in the face of those that reject us this commitment will cause us to challenge our beliefs about our judgments we must look beyond our own self-serving interests In time we become committed to love for the sheer enjoyment of expressing it this becomes our commitment we nourish ourselves with the love we express Be committed to have the courage, discipline, and openness to Love unconditionally even if being rejected and/or Even when the body is in physical pain, be love and have compassion Do not use reasoning to hate or judge ================================= Summary A spiritual warriors path is challenging In The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz calls it a war we will lose some battles, that’s okay we may feel overwhelmed, things may seem hopeless, avoid the victim persona But it is only one battle - a Spiritual Warrior learns not to measure progress in the war using the metrics of only one battle A Spiritual Warrior learns to retreat, rest, recover, learn from their actions, regroups, then stands up again to take another step on his path Even in the process of losing a battle, much progress is made the ego has pushed back, and so it is exposed, and we gain more clarity on our endeavour through defeat, the ego can even be weakened, at a minimum, we become more respectful of our foe, even if it is a dream we become more grateful of those moments that are peaceful, and even grateful of moments where we are just holding our ground against a dream learn and embrace humility Sometimes it is best for a Warrior to realize they have done their best against their emotional reactions and inner demons of the mindto retreat, rest, and recover - learn that there is a time for this, sometimes this is the appropriate and correct action it will be necessary to take time to rest or you will not win many of the battles in the war for your happiness ================================= Source: http://www.toltecspirit.com/four-agreements/characteristics-of-a-spiritual-warrior/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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