Strength and warriorship are synonymous. To have strength you must practise not-doing. Every battle is an exercise in not-doing.
As a warrior I am ALWAYS willing to be open. Why? Simply because I want to LEARN; I want to gain more personal power. If I am only ever wanting to prove to everyone around me that my knowledge is superior to theirs I will learn nothing new about MYSELF!!! Therefore I LISTEN to the other person with every fibre of my being AND I look at that person in terms of being a MIRROR for me. I can afford to do this and not feel inadequate, or attacked, or defensive, or uncertain, BECAUSE I have enough BELIEF in myself and my knowledge not to be brought off-balance by what the other person is pointing out or saying to me. By doing this I not only listen to the face value of what the other person is trying to say, but I try with everything I’ve got to grasp what lies BEYOND the face value of the words. In this way I can and do hear CLEARLY.
COMPLETION brings about VITALITY, but this can only take place when you see completion for what it truly is! For example, is a housewife’s work EVER done? No! For no sooner have you washed, dried and packed away the dishes, when it is time to take them out and dirty them once more! The same with laundry, etc. And so with completion! Completion is forever folding back upon itself within the PROCESS of EVOLUTION! The trick lies in learning to work WITH the process, rather than AGAINST it.
What is the best approach in learning to open the heart?
To be a warrior means that you can survive the machinations of power – an act which only becomes possible through listening to the heart. In order to listen to the heart you must follow your feelings; but as with anything that a warrior does, and which holds true power, listening to the heart appears to be so insignificant and trivial that average man never deems it worthy of his attention. Average man regards his view of the world, and acting within the context of that view, as infinitely superior to listening to the heart. Only by erasing personal history can one begin to see and eliminate the restraints of one’s view of the world.
THE HUNTER NEVER LAYS HIMSELF OPEN TO BEING VICTIMIZED. IN HIS ACTIONS HE MAKES ALLOWANCE FOR THE UNEXPECTED AND IS THEREFORE NEVER TAKEN BY SURPRISE. IN THIS WAY HE AVOIDS MOST OF WHAT FOOLS REGARD AS ACCIDENTS.
WITHOUT A FLUIDITY OF PERCEPTION THE ONLY PERSONAL POWER YOU CAN GAIN IS THAT TINY BIT OF POWER PRESCRIBED BY THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUR VIEW OF THE WORLD. YET IN ORDER TO GAIN A FLUIDITY OF PERCEPTION YOU MUST FIRST CLAIM THE POWER THAT IS WITHIN YOUR GRASP. WITHOUT POWER YOU CANNOT HUNT POWER.