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4 Peace

peace can be a place in my heart

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The Warrior

I’ve been thinking about the concept of seeing myself as a warrior. A while back I was looking at areas in my life where I felt I’d been a failure. A lovely friend suggested that rather than being a failure, I had actually exhibited the characteristics of a warrior: the sense of going into battle time after time and fighting to survive; not always liking the outcome but never giving in and continuing to do what seemed necessary. A warrior is determined and has the courage to keep going.

I was blown away by these kind and empowering words – and I have returned to them time and again.  This is yet another reminder that attitude is determined by perspective.

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I love this concept and in an attempt to embrace it, I am starting to psychologically clothe myself with the characteristics that I think are requirements of a warrior – courage, determination, discipline, integrity, ambition, endurance, purpose, faith, compassion. I will require these things and more if I am to succeed.  I may not have huge amounts of all of these characteristics today – but I believe they may develop –similar to the way a snowball starts off small and gets bigger as it rolls along.

My hope is that I will come out the other side –  in one piece and in the knowledge that I fought a good fight, I was true to myself and I did what was necessary.

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The next step

6 Faith

I don’t know what’s ahead.  I’ve heard I’m on a staircase… but what’s a staircase? What does it look like? How big is it? How long will it take? What if I fall?

Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole picture. Everyone has their own journey (staircase). You can stay on the step you’re on or you can take another step. You don’t need to see the whole picture right now – as long as you’re in the right place. Sometimes that’s enough for now. Take today’s step.