We think of Warriors as being shielded by their armor. By protecting the most vulnerable parts of their body, they stand a chance of survival in battle. But the forces we face in modern society are not weapons that armor might repel, they are most likely the words and actions of others that cut us to the bone. Words live in our memories far longer than physical pain, we are designed this way on purpose. Ask any woman who has given birth and she will tell you there was pain, but what she remembers most was the feelings that bonded her to her baby. This is so we can survive, retain knowledge, evolve.
Our armor serves it’s purpose when we are young, many of us have survived difficult situations by creating this protection, but to become fully awake, fully human, we must grow from a child to an adult. This requires removing the armor from our tender hearts and replacing it with self knowledge and willingness to meet each experience with an open heart. Fear will be present, but also love. It is this love and desire to know life with all of it’s colors that makes us a Warrior. Warriors are not aggressive, they are steadfast. Each of us has a different type of armor and our own reasons for needing it. Only you know where the little zippers and steel threads are to take it off. No one can do this for you it is your journey to making friends with your true self and living an awakened life.
“Today I will choose the path of the Warrior, removing my armor one piece at a time as I face life’s challenges. I commit to being willing to living an awakened life.”