The Way of the Warrior

“The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other is wrong” ~ Paulo Coelbo

A Warrior is someone who fights the good fight. Even tho the word brings to mind a soldier engaging in battle with an enemy, anyone fighting the good fight is a warrior whether it’s in politics, religion, or the homeowner battling an onslaught of bugs. Another type of warrior is the champion of peace and integrity. A warrior doesn’t do what right for the good of himself, but rather for the good of others. Any one of us can be a warrior.

Each of us, warrior or not, has a responsibility to ourselves to be better people than we were yesterday. To help us do this, we have an internal compass that points us in the direction of good known as a code of ethics. There are different versions but they are in general; Complete Sincerity, Compassion, Honor, Duty and Loyalty, Heroic Courage, Polite Courtesy, Honesty and Justice. When faced with difficult decisions, it is up us to look inside ourselves to answer the question, “What should I do?”

This code of ethics is just as important in our society today as it was thousands of years ago. This code is woven into our daily lives but we don’t always notice it. Today it’s difficult deciding what’s right and wrong mainly because we are bombarded 24/7 with distractions from all different directions. Among the distractions are our peers opinions of what’s right, misinformation, social media, and our handheld electronic gadgets. When we have strayed from our path, it is important to step away from that noise to find our compass. Listen to what your own compass tell you, not someone else’s.

Thought for the day: To answer the question, “What should I do?”, remember that the easiest solution isn’t always the right solution.

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