Sunday, September 21, 2014
What is a Warrior?
Listen to me carefully and remember every word.
A warrior is not a soldier.
A soldier is trained to fight and follow orders.
A warrior is trained to think for herself and fight only as a last resort.
A warrior is the first to begin and the last to quit.
She laughs the hardest and loves the best.
Stand your ground in all things and only give ground out of kindness.
A warrior is not a follower, nor is she a leader except at great need.
A warrior learns from the animals, the hills and the rivers.
She respects all things of the earth as if they were her own heart.
All women, men and spirits are equals.
A warrior never begs or pleads, nor does she give in to hopelessness and despair.
Whether the warrior is successful or tries valiantly only to have failed, she thanks the Great Spirit for the opportunity and the lessons.
A warrior cares for the weakest and least of her sisters, humbling herself in their service.
She seeks wisdom in all things and learns from even the dullest, for all are her teachers.
A warrior leaves judgement of her sisters and brothers to the Great Spirit, but does not tolerate disrespectful behavior in her presence.