In these troubling times, many people are focused on what’s
not working and what they do not have. And yes, while it is true that deficiencies exist, it is important to stay
focused on what is working and what we do have to be grateful for in order to
stay positive and hopeful for the future.
Here is a wonderful 14th Century Samurai Warrior
meditation. The author is unknown, but it is a timeless piece of wisdom that I
hope will inspire you to discover the Spiritual Warrior inside of you.
I have no parents:
I make the heaven and earth my parents.
I have no home:
I make awareness my home.
I have no life and death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and
I have no divine powers:
I make honesty my divine power.
I have no means:
I make understanding my means.
I have no secrets:
I make character my secret.
I have no body:
I make endurance my body.
I have no strategy:
I make “unshadowed by thought”
I have no design:
I make “seizing opportunity by the
forelock” my design.
I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracle.
I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances
I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
I have no talent:
I make ready wit my talent.
I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.
I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.
I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my
I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.
I have no sword:
I make absence of self my sword.
Peace and Blessings!