However, living on the edge and dancing the edge are not one and the same thing. Living on the edge means that the warrior has reached a point in his life at which he has, either through his own endeavours, or through the circumstances within his life, been catapulted into the unknown.
However, although we have all been taught, or rather, encouraged, to rationalise, none of us have ever been taught to listen to our hearts.
What do we mean by «strength»?
STRENGTH AND WARRIORSHIP ARE SYNONYMOUS. TO HAVE STRENGTH YOU MUST PRACTICE NOT-DOING. EVERY BATTLE IS AN EXERCISE IN NOT-DOING.
The warrior, knowing that any battle is a battle for survival, always chooses to follow the Path with a Heart in everything he does — even the mundane. It is in consistently choosing to follow his heart where lies the difference between the warrior and the average man. In following his heart the warrior is always at-one with his life; no matter what his challenges may be. As a result, he finds peace and a deep sense of pleasure in every action, while he carefully chooses from out of his experiences upon the Path with a Heart all that he needs in order to make himself a shield against the onslaughts of power.
The warrior strives to achieve a fully OPEN and OBJECTIVE perception at all times. To be objective means that you must look at the BAD in relation to the GOOD. If you don’t you will develop a highly SELECTIVE PERCEPTION with a BIAS towards either the positive or the negative.
If you are to have the power to change your perception, then you must take ownership of who and what you are at this precise moment in time, for the power always lies in the moment. The only way in which you can do this, is to have a level of honesty that can only come into being through an unequivocal willingness to be fully inclusive.
What is the cause of illness? We’ve been talking about indwelling being that needs to experience life. Does it use circumstances such as illness as well? For example, if I catch a virus, my indwelling being says: OK, I will use this opportunity to be ill.