Lately, some people have been asking me about the warrior poet…so here it is.
The Warrior-Poet is the ancient tradition of dedication to developing the body and the mind as one.
The Shambhala teachings of Tibet, the chivalrous knights of medieval Europe, the Samurai and the ancient Greek warriors are all examples of this proud tradition. The Warrior-Poet retains a mysterious and ancient aura, a member of the leadership class who guides with wisdom and courage. They are defined by their dedication to their crafts of warfare, and intellectual study and reflection. The Warrior-Poet learns to develop the mind and the body as one, using each to guide the other. The Warrior-Poet is also a spiritual warrior. The Warrior-Poet understands their true relationship to the heaven and the earth. They understand that they embody the heavenly representation to the earth, and the earthly representation to the heavens. In other words, it is up to the Warrior-Poet to balance the cruel realities of the earth, while living by the standards of the heavens.
Train smart, have fun and never ever give up,