THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY
The Warrior’s Journey. What is it?
In her book; When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times, Pema Chödrön writes.
So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.
That’s it. That’s the warrior’s journey. Sit with your pain a little longer than you were able to sit with it yesterday. For those of us who don’t spend our time running from our pain, this is the journey we’re on.
Running from our pain only creates unnecessary suffering. Pain is unavoidable, suffering is voluntary.
We’re all on different paths. Some of us are spiritual warriors, others health warriors, others love warriors, or a combination of several. In reality while we’re on all different paths, they all intersect and are part of the same journey. They will ultimately all lead us to the same unified truth. That we are all connected, that we belong to each other.
Some parts of our journey we’ll walk alone, with nothing but our faith to light the way. Others, we’ll have warriors by our side, holding our hands, telling us, “just one more step”, “you’ve got this.”
I wish I could give you 5 easy steps for the warrior’s journey, but I can’t. Because there are no life hacks on this journey. No spiritual shortcuts. You’ve got to do the work, and sometimes you’ll need to do it more than once.
You’ll need to learn how to forgive, how to trust what you cannot see, how to love after you’ve had your heart broken. How to have compassion for others, and yourself. It’ll be tough, and at times it’ll be painful. But it is the most magnificent journey you’ll ever undertake, and it’ll be the undertaking of a lifetime. Because there is no destination, only the journey. You’ll play big, take risks, and be all in – even in the face of uncertainty. To tell your story, your whole story… because that’s courage.
This is our journey.
You’ve always been a warrior. Every time life knocked you down, but you got back up, you were a warrior. When you felt weak, and weren’t sure if you could continue, you were a freaking warrior.
Its time we stop living in darkness and fight our way back to the light. Its time we stop giving away our power and our voices, and wrestle it back. Its time we reclaim our worth and our light.
We need to stop diminishing our light and our power in service of other’s insecurities and limiting beliefs.
Our time is now, and it is more important than ever. Because our lives quite literally depend on it. Our voices need to be heard and we need to take a stand, for ourselves, and for our brothers and sisters. For our mothers and fathers, and for our children, because we all belong to each other.
And while I can’t provide life hack or 3-step program, I can provide guidance and support. And that is why I coach people, but more importantly why I’ve created this site. Because I believe support should be accessible to everyone.
So try out the recipes and let them support you in building a strong body, watch the videos and read the posts to strengthen your mind and help you turn and face your soul. Ask questions in the comments so I can interact with you, and if you’re helped by any of the content I encourage you to share it and help spread the ripple effect.
Because we can go so much further when we go together. We can heal, and we can grow, and we can connect to our light and help others recognize theirs. Because we are warriors.
You are not weak, and your are not worthless, and you most certainly are not powerless. You are a warrior.
So let’s support each other on this journey.
Are you ready?