The Warrior of Light, Paulo Coelho

I loved this book, it's very inspiring, especially when you see how much you are acting in accord with some of the rules and learn from the others .. We are warriors in this place & life is a big battle, the warrior of light is whom God is his leader and only master, the opponent is any challenge along the way and the enemy is the devil .. enjoy :)

A warrior of light knows that he has much to be grateful for

All the world's roads lead to the heart of the warrior; he plunges unhesitatingly into the river of passions always flowing through his life

A warrior of light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy too

A warrior of light never resorts to trickery, but he knows how to distract his opponent

A warrior of light knows what he wants. And he has no need to waste time on explanations

A warrior of light is never taken in by appearances and makes a point of remaining silent when people try to impress him. And he uses the occasion to correct his own faults, for other people make an excellent mirror

A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself

The warrior of light sometimes fights with those he loves

He knows that perseverance is not the same thing as insistence. There are times when battles go on longer than necessary, draining him of strength and enthusiasm

A warrior always returns to the fight. He never does so out of stubbornness, but because he has noticed a change in the weather

A warrior of light knows that certain moments repeat themselves. Then he realizes that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn

A warrior of light is never predictable. He does not spend his days trying to play the role that others have chosen for him

Warriors of light always keep a certain gleam in their eyes.
They are of this world, they are part of the lives of other people.
They are often cowardlyThey do not always make the right decisions. They suffer over the most trivial things; They have mean thoughts and sometimes believe they are incapable of growing
They frequently deem themselves unworthy of any blessing or miracle.
They are not always quite sure what they are doing here
They spend many sleepless nights, believing that their lives have no meaning
That is why they are warriors of light. Because they make mistakes. Because they ask themselves questions. Because they are looking for a reason - and are sure to find it
The warrior of light does not worry that, to others, his behavior might seem quite mad

The warrior of light chooses his enemies. He knows what he is capable of; he does not have to go about the world boasting of his qualities and virtues. Nevertheless, there is always someone who wants to prove himself better than he is. For the warrior, there is no 'better' or 'worse': everyone has the necessary gifts for his particular path. A warrior of light does not waste his time listening to provocations; he has a destiny to fulfill.
I do not regret the many hardships I met, because it was they who brought me to the place I wished to reach

The moment that he begins to walk along it, the warrior of light recognizes the Path. Then, accepting the help of God and of God's Signs, he allows his Personal Legend to guide him towards the tasks that life has reserved for him.

From now on - and for the next few hundred years - the Universe is going to help warriors of light and hinder the prejudiced.Anything of importance will remain; anything useless will disappear. In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.

A warrior of light carefully studies the position that he intends to conquer. However difficult the objective, there is always a way of overcoming obstacles

A warrior of light knows his own faults. But he also knows his qualities. He always checks that he carries three things with him: faith, hope and love. If these three things are there, he does not hesitate to go forward.

The warrior of light knows that no one is stupid and that life teaches everyone - however long that may take. He continues to encourage other people because this is also a way of encouraging himself.

Every warrior of light has felt afraid of going into battle.
Every warrior of light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
Every warrior of light has trodden a path that was not his.
Every warrior of light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.
Every warrior of light has, at least once, believed that he was not a warrior of light.
Every warrior of light has failed in his spiritual duties.
Every warrior of light has said 'yes' when he wanted to say 'no'.
Every warrior of light has hurt someone he loved.
That is why he is a warrior of light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

The warrior simply has to accept the challenge. He knows that God never overlooks a single mistake made by those he loves nor does he allow his favorites to pretend ignorance of the rules of the game.

A warrior of light does not postpone making decisions. He thinks a good deal before he acts; he considers his training, as well as his responsibilities and duties as a teacher. He tries to remain calm and to analyze each step as if it were of supreme importance. However, as soon as he has made a decision, the warrior proceeds: he has no doubts about his chosen action nor does he change direction if circumstances turn out differently from how he had imagined them. If his decision is correct, he will win the battle, even if it lasts longer than expected. If his decision is wrong, he will be defeated and he will have to start all over again - only this time with more wisdom. But once he has started, a warrior of light perseveres until the end.

A warrior knows that his best teachers are the people with whom he shares the battlefield. It is dangerous to ask for advice. It is even more dangerous to give advice. When he needs help, he tries to see how his friends resolve - or fail to resolve – their problems. If he is in search of inspiration, he reads on the lips of his neighbor the words that his guardian angel is trying to say to him. When he is tired or lonely, he does not dream about distant men and women; he turns to the person beside him and shares his sorrow or his need for affection with them - with pleasure and without guilt. A warrior knows that the farthest-flung star in the Universe reveals itself in the things around him.

A warrior of light shares his world with the people he loves. He tries to encourage them to do the things they would like to do but for which they lack the courage.
A warrior knows that he has faults. But he knows too that he cannot do his growing alone and thus distance himself from his companions.

The Path involves respect for all small and subtle things. Learn to recognize the right moment to take the necessary attitudes. When a beginner knows what he needs, he proves more intelligent than an absent-minded sage. Anyone who fails to recognize problems leaves the door open for tragedies to rush in.

The warrior of light meditates. He knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.

A warrior of light sometimes thinks: 'If I do not do something, it will not be done. 'It is not quite like that: he must act, but he must allow room for the Universe to act too.

When a warrior is the victim of some injustice, he usually tries to be alone, in order not to show his pain to others. This is both good and bad. Confronted by a problem, the devil encourages that solitary conversation, trying to show us how vulnerable we are. The angel makes us reflect upon our attitudes and occasionally needs someone else's mouth to reveal itself. A warrior balances solitude and dependence.

A warrior of light needs love. He makes use of solitude, but is not used by it.
The warrior of light knows that it is impossible to live in a state of complete relaxation. But he never confuses tension with anxiety.

The warrior of light always manages to balance Rigour and Mercy. That is why the warrior uses a mixture of discipline and compassion. God never abandons His children, but His purposes are unfathomable, and He builds the road with our own steps. Routine was never at the head of any important new movement.

The warrior of light sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters. Occasionally, resisting might mean being destroyed, and so he adapts to the circumstances. He accepts without complaint that the stones along the path hinder his way across the mountains.

For the warrior of light, there are no abstractions. Everything is concrete and everything is meaningfulSometimes he chooses the wrong goal and pays the price for his mistake without complaint. At others, he swerves from the path and wastes a great deal of time only to end up back where he started.But the warrior never allows himself to be discouraged.

A warrior of light thinks about both war and peace and knows how to act in accordance with the circumstances.

A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.

The warrior of light knows when an enemy is stronger than he is. In such situations, the warrior remains patient; the enemy will soon go off in search of others to provoke.

A warrior of light is never indifferent to injustice. He knows that all is one and that each individual action affects everyone on the planet. But even though he fights against oppression, at no point does he attempt to judge the oppressor. A warrior of light is in the world in order to help his fellow man and not in order to condemn his neighbor.

A warrior of light is never cowardly. In difficult and painful times, the warrior faces overwhelming odds with heroism, resignation and courage.

A warrior of light is never in a hurry. Time works in his favor; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking. A warrior never picks the fruit while it is still green.

A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. The two worst strategic mistakes to make are: acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

A warrior of light often loses heart. He believes that nothing can stir in him the emotion he so desired. He is forced to spend many evenings and nights feeling that he is one of the vanquished, and nothing seems able to restore his enthusiasm.Then, when he least expects it, a new door opens.

A warrior of light always keeps his heart free of any feelings of hatred. But he knows that the act of forgiveness does not mean that he must accept everything; a warrior cannot bow his head, for if he did he would lose sight of the horizon of his dreams

The warrior remembers the past.The warrior has no doubts; he follows one infallible saying: 'By their fruits ye shall know them,' said Jesus. That is the rule he follows, and he never goes wrong.

The warrior of light knows the importance of intuition. He uses his instinct and obeys his angel. He deciphers the signs that God sends him. He knows that intuition is God's alphabet and he continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars.

The warrior of light sits around a fire with his companions. The warrior speaks enthusiastically about the path, he tells how he resisted a particular challenge or speaks of the solution he found to one especially difficult situation. When he tells stories, he invests his words with passion and romanceSometimes, he exaggerates a little. He remembers that at times his ancestors used to exaggerate too. But he never confuses pride with vanity, and he never believes his own exaggerations.

A warrior of light makes decisions. His soul is as free as the clouds in the sky, but he is committed to his dream. On his freely chosen path, he often has to get up earlier than he would like, speak to people from whom he learns nothing, make certain sacrifices. The warrior is free. But he knows that an open oven bakes no bread.

The warrior of light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him. He is attentive to small things. Sometimes he is hard on himself, but he prefers to act in this way.

The warrior of light does not always have faith. There are moments when he believes in absolutely nothing. And he asks his heart: 'Is all this effort really worth it?' But his heart remains silent. And the warrior has to decide for himself. Then he looks for an example. And he remembers that Jesus went through something similar in order fully to inhabit the human condition.' Remove this cup from me,' said Jesus. He too lost heart and courage, but he did not stop.The warrior of light continues despite his lack of faith. He goes forward and, in the end, faith returns.

The warrior knows that no man is an island.He cannot fight alone; whatever his plan, he depends on other people. He needs to discuss his strategy, to ask for help, and - in moments of relaxation - to have someone with whom he can sit by the fire, someone he can regale with tales of battle. But he does not allow people to confuse this camaraderie with insecurity. He is transparent in his actions and secretive in his plans. A warrior of light dances with his companions, but does not place the responsibility for his actions on anyone else
In the intervals between battles, the warrior rests. Often he spends whole days doing nothing, because that is what his heart demands; but his intuition remains alert. A warrior rests and laughs. But he is always alert

The warrior of light knows that everyone is afraid of everyone else. That is why, whenever he finds himself before someone who fills him with fear, the warrior reminds himself that the other person has the same insecurities as he has. He has surmounted similar obstacles and experienced the same problemsThe warrior learns from his opponent and acts in a like manner

For the warrior there is no such thing as an impossible loveHe is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire

The warrior of light recognizes the silence that precedes an important battle. While the others talk, the warrior trains himself in the use of the sword and keeps his eye on the horizon

The warrior of light is a believerBecause he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, that love appears. Now and then, he is disappointed. Sometimes, he gets hurtBut the warrior knows that it is worth it. For every defeat, he has two victories in his favor.

The warrior of light has learned that it is best to follow the light. He has behaved treacherously, he has lied, he has strayed from the path, he has courted darkness. And everything was fine, as if nothing had happened
Then an abyss suddenly opens up; you can take a thousand steps in safety, but just one step too many can put an end to everything. Then the warrior stops before he destroys himselfWhen he makes that decision, he hears four comments: 'You always do the wrong thing. You're too old to change. You're no good. You don't deserve it.' He looks up at the sky. And a voice says: 'My dear, everyone makes mistakes.You're forgiven, but I cannot force that forgiveness on you. It's your choice.'The true warrior of light accepts that forgiveness

A warrior of light is reliableHe makes a few mistakes, he sometimes thinks he is more important than he really is, but he does not lieHis heart replies: 'When you defend your ideas in public, you then have to make an effort to live accordingly.' It is because he believes that he is what he says he is that the warrior ends up becoming precisely that

The warrior knows that there are occasional pauses in the struggle. There is no point in forcing things; he must have patience and wait for the two sides to clash again.
In the silence of the battlefield, he listens to his heart beating
He notices that he is tense, that he is afraid
The warrior takes stock of his life; he makes sure that his sword is sharp, his heart satisfied, that faith still burns in his soul.
He knows that maintenance is as important as action
There is always something not quite right. And the warrior takes advantage of those moments when time stops to equip himself better

A warrior knows that an angel and a devil are both competing for his sword hand. The devil says: 'You will weaken. You will not know exactly when. You are afraid.' The angel says: 'You will weaken. You will not know exactly when. You are afraid.' The warrior is surprised. Both angel and devil have said the same thing
Then the devil goes on: 'Let me help you.' And the angel says: 'I will help you.'
At that moment, the warrior understands the difference. The words may be the same, but these two allies are completely different. And he chooses the angel's hand

Whenever the warrior draws his sword, he uses it. A warrior of light is always alert to the movements of his sword. But he never forgets that the sword is watching his every move as well. It was not made to be used by the mouth

Sometimes evil pursues the warrior of light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent
He asks evil: 'Do you want to hurt me or to use me to hurt others?' Evil pretends not to hear. It says that it knows the darkness in the warrior's soul. It touches wounds that have not yet healed and calls for vengeance. It mentions certain tricks and subtle poisons that will help him to destroy his enemies
The warrior of light listens. If conversation flags, he encourages evil to continue talking by asking all about its various plans
When he has heard everything, he gets up and leaves. Evil feels so weary and empty after all this talk that it does not have the strength to follow him

The warrior of light unwittingly takes a false step and plunges into the abyss. Ghosts frighten him and solitude torments him. His aim had been to fight the Good Fight, and he had never imagined that this would happen to him, but it did. Shrouded in darkness, he makes contact with his master 'Master, I have fallen into the abyss,' he says. 'The waters are deep and dark.' 'Remember one thing,' replies his master. 'You do not drown simply by plunging into water, you only drown if you stay beneath the surface.' And the warrior uses all his strength to escape from his predicament

The warrior of light behaves like a child. He remains in touch with God through his innocence and his joy, without ever losing sight of his mission
A responsible warrior is one who has proved able to observe and to learn. He is even capable of being 'irresponsible'. Sometimes, he has allowed himself to be carried along by a situation, without responding or reacting
But he always learned his lesson; he took a stance, listened to advice and was humble enough to accept help

A warrior of light cannot always choose his battlefield. Sometimes he is taken by surprise in the middle of battles not of his choosing, but there is no point in running away, those battles will merely follow him
A warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary

The warrior of light is terrified when it comes to making important decisions. He does not want to cause pointless suffering, but nor does he want to abandon the path
The warrior allows the decision to reveal itselfIf he has to say 'yes', he will say it bravely. If he has to say 'no', he will say it without a trace of cowardice

A warrior of light accepts his Personal Legend completely. People call it faith. Aware now that he is but an instrument, feels calmer and more secure
Warriors of light never accept what is unacceptable

Defeat often knocks at the warrior's door
At such times, he remains silent. He does not waste energy on words, because they can do nothing; it is best to use his strength to resist and have patience, knowing that Someone is watching, Someone who saw the unnecessary suffering and who will not accept it
That Someone gives him what he most needs: time. Sooner or later, everything will once more work in his favorA warrior of light is wise; he does not talk about his defeats

A sword may not last very long, but the warrior of light must. That is why he never allows himself to be deceived by his own abilities and thus avoids being taken by surprise. He gives each thing the value it deservesThe warrior does not listen to what the devil is telling him; he is the master of his sword

A warrior of light is always vigilant
He does not ask anyone else for permission to wield his sword; he simply takes it in his hands. Nor does he waste time explaining his actions; faithful to God's decisions, he gives his answer in what he does. He is implacable with treachery, but he does not seek revenge; he merely drives away the enemies of his life, never fighting with them any longer than is necessary. A warrior does not try to seem, he is
The true companions of a warrior are beside him always, during the difficult times and the easy times

The act of surrender forces the warrior to stop asking foolish questions and helps him to overcome his feelings of guilt

The warrior possesses both force and forgiveness. He can use both with equal skill.

The warrior of light never falls into the trap of that word 'freedom'. A warrior of light is always committed. He is the slave of his dream and free to act

A warrior of light is not constantly repeating the same struggle, especially when there are neither advances nor retreats

Yesterday's pain is the warrior of light's strength

A warrior of light always has a second chance in lifehe made many mistakes before he discovered his Personal Legend
But as he proceeds on his journey, he realizes that the people with whom he did not behave correctly always cross his path againIt is his chance to right the wrong he did them, and he always, unhesitatingly, seizes that chance

A warrior is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove
When the warrior speaks of his brother's opinions, he imagines that his brother is there present, listening to what he is saying
The spiritual energy of the Path uses justice and patience to prepare your spirit.
You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write the word courage. By beginning the journey with that word and continuing with faith in God, you will arrive wherever you need to arrive

When the moment for combat approaches, the warrior of light is prepared for all eventualities. A warrior of light does not accept gifts from his enemy

You can recognize a warrior of light by the look in his eye

That is why they are warriors of light. Because they fail. Because they ask questions. Because they keep looking for a meaning. And, in the end, they will find it
The warrior has been asleep for a long time. It is only natural that he should wake up very gradually

As the warrior learns from his spiritual master, the light of faith shines in his eyes and he does not need to prove anything to anyone. The warrior of light is aware of his own immense strength; he never fights with anyone who does not deserve the honor of combat

The warrior of light must always remember the five rules of combat. Faith - Before going into battle, you must believe in the reasons for the fight. Companions - Choose your allies and learn to fight in company, for no one ever won a war single-handed. Time - A battle in winter is different from a battle in summer; a good warrior is careful to select the right moment to begin a fight. Space - One does not fight in the same way in a mountain pass as one would on a plain.
Think about your surroundings and how best to move around in themStrategy - The best warrior is the one who plans his fight

The warrior rarely knows the result of a battle when the battle is over. The activity of fighting will have generated an enormous amount of energy around him and there is always a moment when victory and defeat are both equally possible. Time will tell who won and who lost, but he knows that, from that moment on, he can do nothing more: the fate of that battle lies in God's handsAt such moments, the warrior of light is not concerned with results. He examines his heart and asks: Did I fight the Good Fight?' If the answer is 'yes', he can rest. If the answer is 'no', he takes up his sword and begins training all over again

Each warrior of light contains within him the spark of God. Gradually, other warriors approach, and they join together to form constellations, each with their own symbols and mysteries
Sometimes the warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once
In one of them he is obliged to do all the things he does not want to do and to fight for ideas in which he does not believe. But there is another life, and he discovers it in his dreams, in his reading and in his encounters with people who share his ideas
The warrior allows his two lives to draw near. 'There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do,' he thinks. Slowly, his dreams take over his everyday life, and then he realizes that he is ready for the thing he always wanted
Then all that is needed is a little daring, and his two lives become one

The warrior of light needs time to himself. And he uses that time for rest, contemplation and contact with the Soul of the World. Even in the midst of a battle, he manages to meditate. Occasionally, the warrior sits down, relaxes and lets everything that is happening around him continue to happen. He looks at the world as if he were a spectator, he does not try to add to it or take away from it, he merely surrenders unresistingly to the movement of life
Little by little, everything that seemed complicated begins to become simple
And the warrior is glad

The warrior of light is wary of people who think they know the path. He has dreams. His dreams carry him forward. But he never makes the mistake of thinking that the way is broad and the gate is wide. There are moments when one should act and moments when one should accept. The warrior knows how to distinguish between these moments

The warrior of light, once he has learned how to use a sword, discovers that his equipment is still incomplete - he needs armor
Faith parries all blows. Faith transforms poison into crystalline water

It is important to trust people; a warrior of light is not afraid of disappointments because he knows the power of his sword and the strength of his love
A warrior trusts other people because, first and foremost, he trusts himself

The warrior of light views life with tenderness and determination. He stands before a mystery, whose solution he will one day find. He notices that he cannot always foresee the consequences of his actions. Sometimes he acts without even knowing that he is doing so. Yes, life is insane. But the great wisdom of the warrior lies in choosing his insanity wisely

The warrior of light studies the two columns on either side of the door he is trying to open. One is called Fear and the other is called Desire. The warrior smiles because nothing frightens him and nothing holds him. With the confidence of one who knows what he wants, he opens the door.

A warrior of light practices a powerful exercise for inner growth: he pays attention to the things he does automatically, such as breathing, blinking, or noticing the things around him. He does this when he feels confused, and in this way he frees himself from tensions and allows his intuition to work more freely, without interference from his fears and desires. Certain problems that appeared to be insoluble are resolved, certain sorrows from which he thought he would never recover vanish naturallyHe uses this technique whenever he is faced with a difficult situation

The warrior of light hears comments like: 'There are certain things I'd rather not talk about because people are so envious.'When he hears this, the warrior laughs. Envy cannot harm you, if you don't let it. Envy is part of life and everyone should learn to deal with it. However, he rarely discusses his plans. And sometimes people believe this is because he is afraid of envy
But he knows that whenever he talks about a dream, he uses a little bit of the energy from that dream in order to do so. And by talking, he runs the risk of spending all the energy he needs to put the dream into action. A warrior of light knows the power of words

The warrior of light knows the value of persistence and of courage. His enemy is bound to win some of the battles. When this happens, he weeps bitter tears and rests in order to recover his energies a little. But he immediately resumes his battle for his dreams
The longer he remains away, the more likely he is to feel weak, fearful and intimidated

A warrior knows when a battle is worth fighting
He bases his decisions on inspiration and faith. He nevertheless meets people who ask him to fight battles that are not his own, on battlefields that he does not know or which do not interest him. They want to involve the warrior of light in contests that are important to them, but not to him
Often these are people close to the warrior of light, people who love him and trust in his strength and who want him in some way to ease their anxieties
At such moments, he smiles and makes it clear to them that he loves them, but he does not take up the challenge. A true warrior of light always chooses his own battlefield

The warrior of light knows how to lose. He accepts defeat as defeat and does not try to make a victory out of it. He knows that no one wins all the time and he knows how to distinguish his successes from his failures

When somebody wants something, the whole Universe conspires in theirfavor. The warrior of light knows this. The Universe does not judge; it conspires in favor of what we want
That is why the warrior has the courage to look into the dark places of his soul in order to ensure that he is not asking for the wrong things

When the warrior takes on a commitment, he keeps his word. Sometimes he too takes on some foolish commitment which will in some way harm him. He does not repeat this mistake, but he nevertheless keeps his word and pays the price for his own impulsiveness

When he wins a battle, the warrior celebrates. This victory has cost him anxious moments, nights racked with doubt, endless days of waiting. He celebrates yesterday's victory in order to gain more strength for tomorrow's battle

One day, for no apparent reason, the warrior realizes that he does not feel the same enthusiasm for the fight that he used to. At such a time, he has only one choice: to continue fighting the Good Fight. He says his prayers out of duty or fear or whatever, but he does not abandon the path. The angel will soon return and the merest flutter of his wings will restore the warrior's joy to him.

A warrior of light shares with others what he knows of the path. Anyone who gives help also receives help and needs to teach what he has learned.

The warrior of light has learned that God uses solitude to teach us how to live with other people.
He uses rage to show us the infinite value of peace. He uses boredom to underline the importance of adventure and spontaneity. God uses silence to teach us to use words responsibly.
He uses tiredness so that we can understand the value of waking up. He uses illness to underline the blessing of good health. God uses fire to teach us about water. He uses earth so that we can understand the value of air. He uses death to show us the importance of life.

The warrior of light gives before he is asked. He knows that there are many people who simply cannot bring themselves to ask for help. Those who look on other people's misery with indifference are the most miserable of all

Even if he is not in the mood, the warrior of light tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life
The warrior knows that a great dream is made up of many different things, just as the light from the sun is the sum of its millions of rays

A warrior of light has no 'certainties', he just has a path to follow, a path to which he tries to adapt depending on the seasonBy being flexible, he no longer judges the world on the basis of 'right' and 'wrong', but on the basis of 'the most appropriate attitude for that particular moment' He gives each one the necessary time to justify his actionsBut when it comes to treachery, he is implacable

A warrior of light has no regrets, because regrets can kill. He humbles himself and undoes the wrong he has done
He does not waste his time blaming himself for his rash actions nor does his spend his life forgiving himself for all the wrong he has done - doing that would never set him back on the right path.
He uses common sense to judge not the intentions of an action but its consequences. He takes responsibility for everything he does, even if he has to pay a high price for his mistake.

A warrior knows that everything a person does has enduring consequences and he needs to understand what kind of world he is leaving behind for that fifth generation

He never exaggerates his difficulties and always tries to remain calm. And he never judges someone else's suffering. The warrior respects the suffering of others and does not try to compare it with his own. The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone.

The warrior of light projects his thoughts beyond the horizon. He knows that if he does not do anything for the world, no one else will. So he fights the Good Fight and he helps others, even though he does not quite understand why

'When you have managed to overcome grave problems in a relationship, do not spend time remembering the difficult times, concentrate on the joy of having passed yet another of life's tests. Carry in your memory, for the rest of your life, the good things that came out of those difficulties. They will serve as a proof of your abilities and will give you confidence when you are faced by other obstacles.'

The warrior of light concentrates on the small miracles of daily life. He is capable of seeing what is beautiful because he carries beauty within himselfHe does all he can to maintain his good humor in moments of crisis. The world is, after all, doing its best to help him, even though everything around him seems to be saying the opposite.

There is such a thing as emotional rubbish; it is produced in the factories of the mind. It consists of pain that has long since passed and is no longer useful. It consists of precautions that were important in the past, but serve no purpose in the present. The warrior has memories too, but he learns how to separate the useful from the unnecessary; he disposes of his emotional rubbish. He does not try to feel things that he no longer feels.He is changing and he wants his feelings to keep pace with him.

All problems seem very simple once they have been resolved. The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed.
Then the warrior understands what happened and he sleeps easy. Far from blaming himself for having taken so long to arrive, he is simply glad to know that he did arrive in the end.

There are two types of prayer.In the first type, the person asks for certain things to happen and attempts to tell God what he should do. This does not allow the Creator either time or space in which to act. God - who knows perfectly well what is best for each of us – will continue to do as he sees fit. And the person praying is left with the impression that his prayer went unanswered.
In the second type, the person may not understand the Almighty's intentions, but he allows his life to develop according to his Creator's plans. He asks to be spared suffering, he asks for joy in the Good Fight, but he never forgets to add: 'Thy will be done'.
This is how the warrior of light chooses to pray.

The warrior knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. Yes. Love. God. There is, however, one word - another small word - that many people have great difficulty in saying: no. The warrior does not fall into this trap. There are times when, in saying 'yes' to others, he is actually saying 'no' to himself. That is why he never says 'yes' with his lips if, in his heart, he is saying 'no'.
First: God is sacrifice. Suffer in this life and you will be happy in the next.
Second: People who have fun are childish. Remain tense at all times.
Third: Other people know what is best for us because they have more experience.
Fourth: Our duty is to make other people happy. We must please them even if that means making major sacrifices.
Fifth: We must not drink from the cup of happiness; we might get to like it and we won't always have it in our hands.
Sixth: We must accept all punishments. We are guilty.
Seventh: Fear is a warning. We don't want to take any risks.
These are the commandments that no warrior of light can obey.

Gossip does not allow him the right to defend himself: it condemns without a trial. But he suffers in silence and never uses the same weapon to hit back at his opponent. The warrior of light is not a coward.

A true warrior of light knows that every garden has its own mysteries, which only the patient hand of the gardener can unravel. That is why he prefers to concentrate on the sun, the rain and the seasons. He knows that the fool who gives advice about someone else's garden is not tending his own plants.

In order to fight, you must keep your eyes open and have faithful companions by your side. It can happen that someone who was fighting alongside the warrior of light suddenly becomes his opponent instead. The warrior's first reaction is hatred, but he knows that a blind combatant is lost in the midst of battle. And so he tries to see the good things that his former ally did during the time in which they lived side by side; he tries to understand what led to that sudden change of attitude, what wounds he had accumulated in his soul. He tries to discover what made one of them abandon their dialogue. No one is entirely good or evil; that is what the warrior thinks when he sees that he has a new opponent.

A warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only meansBut he is not here by chance. And he is overjoyed by surprises and excited by landscapes that he has never seen before. He often feels afraid, but that is normal in a warrior.If he thinks only of the goal, he will not be able to pay attention to the signs along the way. If he concentrates only on one question, he will miss various answers that are there beside him. That is why the warrior submits.

The warrior knows about the 'waterfall effect'. He has often seen someone mistreating another person who lacks the courage to respond. Then, out of cowardice and resentment, that person vents his anger on someone weaker than himself, who takes it out on someone else, in a veritable torrent of misery. No one knows the consequences of his own cruelty. That is why the warrior is careful in his use of the sword and only accepts an opponent who is worthy of him. In moments of rage, he punches a rock and bruises his hand. The hand will heal eventually, but the child who got beaten because his father lost a battle will bear the marks for the rest of his life.

The warrior of light knows that everything around him - his victories, his defeats, his enthusiasm and his despondency - form part of his GoodFight. And he will know which strategy to use when he needs it. A warrior does not try to be coherent; he has learned to live with his contradictions.


  1. This will help me go trough the day.

  2. This is beautiful
    Thank you Donna :-)

  3. Every warrior of light has felt afraid of going into battle.
    Every warrior of light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
    Every warrior of light has trodden a path that was not his.
    Every warrior of light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.
    Every warrior of light has, at least once, believed that he was not a warrior of light.
    Every warrior of light has failed in his spiritual duties.
    Every warrior of light has said 'yes' when he wanted to say 'no'.
    Every warrior of light has hurt someone he loved.
    That is why he is a warrior of light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

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