This past weekend, our group of training teachers and I investigated the Warrior postures for alignment, safe teaching, and expression. We discussed the specific humanity of this set of postures and how the simple placement of direction in space, arms, or stance could alter the experience in each variation.
I wanted to post this quote by Chogyam Trungpa who defined warriorship in his famous writings about Shambhala, an enlightened world, and also the name of the community he began in the West. This particular excerpt of his definition always inspires me as it speaks to wearing one's warriorship in all situations no matter who we meet. Strength, resilience, and stability are the warrior's essential arms and armor.
Additionally, I am re-sharing a post I wrote in May 2012, The Warrior Within.
Responding to either or both sources, what do you think about how warriors are depicted in current day culture? What about bravery and fearlessness? Do gentleness and tenderness also belong to a true warrior? Who are the current day "warriors" you recognize?
- TaraMarie Perri
Original Artwork: Peaceful Warrior by Ann Marie McKelvey