We are all warriors. Whether or not we
like conflict, we are confronted with it every day in all so many
different forms. One who deals with conflict is a warrior and being
that we each face conflicts in life we are all warriors.
What makes one live life successfully is
the same as what keeps a warrior alive on the battlefield. One who
knows the ways of warfare will therefore survive another day to face the
conflicts of tomorrow.
There is only one rule in warfare and
conflict in general. One must win. That is it, there is no more.
However, in order to win one must understand what is victory and what is
defeat. These are not defined with such ease.
There is never one set definition for
victory or defeat, for every conflict creates its own circumstances,
every battle defines its own rules. Victory and defeat are defined by
the moment and the circumstance. What is victory in one circumstance
may very well be defeat in another, the opposite of course is also
One must become a master warrior and
learn both the arts and science of martial conflict. For only one with
the proper tools will be prepared to use them at the proper time, in the
proper way, therefore elevating one’s chances for victory.
On the battlefield, regardless of its
form, the first tool one must learn to use is the power of the proper
focus of mind. One must recognize that one is indeed a warrior and the
conflict or confrontation before one is actually a battle. When one
conducts one’s business with this marital orientation one is best suited
to address the issues at hand with military proficiency.
Martial confrontation is not about
violence, it is about victory, about imposing order and creating peace.
Indeed, the purpose of every honorable battle is the creation of peace,
order and stability. One does not fight in order to destroy, one fights
in order to build.
Life is always full of options, some
better than others. There are many ways to accomplish many goals, some
better than others. When all manners of options, ways and goals compete
with one another for dominion, what we have is chaos. There can be no
stability in the presence of chaos.
The way of righteous war is action to
remove chaos and restore order. Only in unity, single purpose and
direction can there be progress. The warrior is the agent of order.
The warrior seeks to remove chaos and impose order for the best of all.
The repression and even annihilation of competing options must not be
seen as a moral conflict, but rather as a moral imperative. Peace and
stability must reign supreme; the warrior is the one who brings this
Although conflict is not bad and confrontation is not wrong,
nonetheless, violence is not always necessary. One who has mastered the
warrior spirit can establish order and create peace with the greatest of
weapons, the thinking mind and the wise heart.
The greatest warriors are victorious
without ever having to raise a hand to fight. Instead, they master use
of the voice and the subtle art of persuasion to direct, educate and
control. Only when the ways of subtlety are proven ineffective will the
warrior then initiate other more imposing steps. The flow from
stillness to movement follows the natural course.
Life confronts us. Every circumstance
contains potential conflict. The warrior spirit knows well the dance of
movement through life’s challenges and therefore becomes a master of
One who lives the code of the warrior
spirit walks in harmony with nature. In doing do, the warrior comes the
know the Living Divine Spirit within. The warrior is thus the master of
life, never the master of death.
The warrior’s dance through life takes
him from victory to victory, in all its many forms, never knowing
defeat. For the warrior spirit moves in accordance to the flow of
Heaven. In Heaven there is no such thing as defeat, therefore in the
heart of the warrior, there is no such thing as defeat either.
The warrior surrenders to the Living
Divine Spirit, and flows by its ever-changing course, therefore he is
the agent of movement, creating harmony between Heaven and earth by
confronting conflicts and overcoming chaos. There are no questions.
There is no fear.