Warrior

: a man (or woman) engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly: a person engaged in some struggle or conflict

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Warrior (n.): c. 1300, from Old North French werreier (Old French guerroieor) “a soldier, combatant, one who wages war,” from werreierwage war,” from werre (war).

War (n.): late Old English wyrrelarge-scale military conflict,” from Old North French werrewar” (Old French guerredifficulty, dispute; hostility; fight, combat;” Modern French guerre), from Frankish werra, from Proto-Germanic werz-a-, from Proto-Indo-European wers- (1) “to confuse, mix up.” Cognates suggest the original sense was “to bring into confusion.”

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian guerra also are from Germanic; Romanic peoples turned to Germanic for a “war” word possibly to avoid Latin bellum because its form tended to merge with bello- “beautiful.” There was no common Germanic word for “war” at the dawn of historical times. Old English had many poetic words for “war,” but the usual one to translate Latin bellum was gewinstruggle, strife” (related to win).

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.”

Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998, American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology, best known for “The Teachings of Don Juan,” which described his training in shamanism and the Toltecs)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda

“I’ve never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.”

Madeleine Albright (b. 1937, first woman to represent the U.S. in foreign affairs as the secretary of state)

Bio Source:

www.biography.com/people/madeleine-albright-9179300

“Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist.”

Steven Seagal (b. 1952, actor, producer, screenwriter, film director, musician, martial artist, and philanthropist)

Bio Source:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0000219/

“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing.”

Pat Riley (b. 1945, Patrick James Riley, professional basketball executive and former coach and player)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Riley

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does”

Dan Millman (b. 1946, author and lecturer in the personal development field, former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor, best known for writing “Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives”)

Bio Source:

www.peacefulwarrior.com/faq/who-is-dan

“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.”

George R.R. Martin (b. 1948, American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, science fiction genres; also a screenwriter and television producer, best known for “Game of Thrones”)

Bio Source:

www.georgerrmartin.com

“I developed the concept of the Happy Warrior as a rallying cry for those of us who want to restore America to it’s great foundational principles: individual freedom, personal responsibility, fiscal restraint, and economic liberty.”

Monica Crowley (b. 1968, conservative columnist, political commentator, talk radio personality and author)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Crowley

Meditation

“Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing.”

— Pat Riley

 

We all want to contribute to our world in some unique way.  We want to leave our mark as divine creators and luminous beings.

For most of us it’s not about being famous, although some of us may strive for those endeavors.  Our lives are more about doing those daily heart-centered deeds that ripple out and make a positive impact on our planet.

We desire to be sowers of light-bearing seeds and pay love forward in conscious acts of kindness, compassion, and empathy.  With all that is happening in the world, it’s imperative that we commit to making daily deposits of love.

It takes a great deal of work, but more importantly it requires acts of great courage to be the spiritual warriors of peace, truth, light, and forgiveness we were created to be.

Step on board, sojourners, your participation as fierce loving gladiators is warranted and badly needed!

Much Love, Tonya

 

 

 

 

 

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