Who are you? Warrior or ordinary?

I sometimes refer to men as warriors. 

If you read some of my past articles I talked about being a warrior in the modern world.

Warriors like men has always been.

But not all men are warriors. 

How do you find your inner warrior.

warrior way

It's a Choice To Find Your Inner Warrior 

“I choose to live by choice, not by chance.” – Miyamoto Musashi

It's a choice.

I'm not talking about the type of warrior going to fight wars in far off land. 

Although you can choose that road if you feel pulled towards it.

But mostly I'm referring to the spiritual warriors that read this blog.

Being a spiritual warrior is a choice.

In this life, things will come at you. 

The universe is random and things happen.

It's a dangerous and uncompromising place. And life has ways to punch you in the mouth.

And if you take enough of these punches you can be defeated very quickly.

But in this very idea is a choice.

It's a choice all men have to make.

Its a choice to become a warrior or be ordinary.

the power of self discipline

The Way

“The approach to combat and everyday life should be the same.”

 -Miyamoto Musashi

“If you know the Way broadly, you will see it in everything.”

-Miyamoto Musashi

Warriors decide to accept the world as it is:

And then they fight back.

You stand up wherever you are in life and you start throwing your own punches. 

Even if life comes back at you with all kinds of shit you fight back. 

It's an attitude.

You find out how many punches you can take and still keep moving forward.

The New World

“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.” – Miyamoto Musashi

The unfortunate reality now is that we live on a planet where a lot of men have given up.

They have given up on the world around them and most of all they have given up on themselves.

They have surrendered. 

They walk around with pink hats begging for handouts.

The truth can be seen just under the surface of these men. 

They have given their hearts and souls away for a quick fix to be accepted by a bunch of losers and angry feminists.

And most of all they have jealousy in their heart.

Their hearts are filled with hate. 

They see success and men of warrior spirit and they hate it.

They despise it because they want to have it. 

They want to have it but they are not prepared to fight the battles to get it. 

They want the prize of the warriors without fighting the battles.

samurai mind

The Warrior Way

“Determine that today you will overcome yourself of the day before, tomorrow you will win over those of lesser skill, and later you will win over those of greater skill.” – Miyamoto Musashi

See warriors accepted the hardships of being uncomfortable.

They know that in this life winning is a conscious choice. 

The same as losing is a conscious choice. 

What you ask of life will come to greet you.

Ask and you shall receive.

All the warrior ask is a chance to fight the battle to win the prize.

That is what freedom is.

Getting stronger and better every single day.

Even if some battles are lost the importance of winning the war is always in the back of a warriors mind.

the power of self discipline

The Code

“If there isn’t discipline, how can there be a true realization of an ideal?” – Miyamoto Musashi

Warriors live by a code.

A code that guides them through times of uncertainty. 

This code has a foundation of self-discipline. 

This power of Self-Discipline is a samurai sword that cuts through all doubt and bullshit that comes his way.

It trains his mind to escape and evade and always be moving forward. 

The warrior might move sideways but he never drifts. 

He always gets back on the road to complete his mission.

The warrior doesn't do this sometimes. 

This is a way of life. 

Its a way of thinking.

Its the heart and soul of who he is. 

It defines him.

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Hard Times

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Miyamoto Musashi

The choice to become a warrior can be made at any time and any place.

Many hear the call of the inner warrior in times of despair, change or on the brink of defeat.

When someone has been kicked down and he is on his last breath.

That is usually when his ancestors call on him deep in his heart to get up. 

To get up one more time. 

To start listening to that story in his blood. 

It's written in his blood. 

That code of who he is and who he can become that is running through his veins. 

The story of his ancestors calling on him. 

Calling on his warrior spirit to rise up and fight.

Because know this. 

At some stage in this life your back will be against the wall. 

You will be out of breath and out ammunition. 

Everything will be against you. 

You will be left for dead.

And then at that moment you will have to make that choice again.

To rise up and pick your sword. 

Or start crawling to a ditch to die.

success mindset

The Fight Never Ends

“Never accept an inferior position to anyone. It is the strongest spirit that wins, not the most expensive sword.” – Miyamoto Musashi

The fight never stops for men. 

And here is the thing that most don't want to hear.

Nobody cares about your battles and struggles. 

Women don't care about your struggles.

They just care about the winners.

Your “buddies” don't care how hard it is for you.

Other warriors might understand your fight but they are busy fighting their own battles.

The only one you can count on is you and the warrior's spirit inside you to rise up. 

The people will only care when you come back from the battle victorious. 

Then they will care. 

Until then you are on your own.

Accept this or put down your sword in defeat. 

If your choice is defeat then get a pink hat and go lie in a ditch.

mental toughness

The Biggest Battle

“There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” – Miyamoto Musashi

One word of warning if you choose to be a warrior then know this:

Your biggest battles will not be fought against opponents in the outside or physical world. 

Your biggest battles are against the dark side of your mind.

Your biggest opponent will be you. 

The guy looking back at you in the mirror. 

Your own mind will be the biggest challenge you will face by far.

You will have to overcome the demons of self -doubt, fear, resentment,hate, jealousy, despair, depression, indifference, and all the other dark monsters. 

The key is to not run.

The second important thing to remember is to not deny those demons exist.

You turn around and face these demons one by one.

By facing them you get to own them.

Then let them go and walk down the road to fight new battles.

When you start this life as a warrior the battles might be fierce, but it gets better. 

You might lose some battles on the day but focus on winning the war. 

You must win the war. 

This is the way of the warrior.

Work on your mind and get better and stronger every single day.

warrior within

Conclusion.

“To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead.”            -Miyamoto Musashi

The way of men is the way of the warrior. 

But its a choice. 

The rewards are massive but then so is the cost. 

The cost will ask everything form you. 

And here is the last catch.

There are no guarantees. 

You can see that as bad news or good news.

I think that is the best news you will ever hear.

Its great news because it makes the prize so much bigger.

Now the question remains: 

What will it be?

Warrior or Ordinary?

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