Within us all, rests a powerful warrior.
An ally, full of belief, support and courage. A passionate protector, ready to go into battle when there is risk. When harm comes your way, your inner warrior rises into full defense.
The reaction of your inner warrior is usually not to external threats, but to the struggles which we create ourselves. Called to action by ego, doubt, fear, ignorance, self-sabotage and neglect. The battle of your inner warrior, is to restore and reveal your best self.
Fueled by passion, the inner warrior is strengthened by being open, raw and real. Life experience cultivates wisdom and calling on our inner warrior inspires resilience. Intelligent and articulate, our warrior is fine tuned to rise when needed, acting in support of our highest self.
Think of your warrior as your biggest cheerleader.
One filled with unrivalled belief and confidence in you and the person you can become. The one who walks every step with you and helps you over the hurdles you don’t even see.
Have you ever had those moments where no matter how hard you look you can not find your inner warrior? It’s like she (or he) has packed up and gone off the grid for a few days rest, leaving you in your time of need.
It feels like everything in your life has turned to chaos, lacking the ability to cut through the crap and fight the peaceful fight with your warrior spirit, and instead you just want to wallow in your sorrows. Your warrior has run off with your discernment and prioritization skills and left calamity in it's place.
You look at what you are facing and every cell in your body wants to run away with your warrior, except the idea of physically running anywhere sounds like too much hard work.
Instead, you fall in a heap and let your imagination run off creating drama after drama and turning the real life present into stories worthy of Hollywood. It can feel like your warrior takes time off, while your imagination works overtime. Seems like a logical solution right?
Next time you feel this way, take a moment and breath.
Turn down the volume on the imagination and gently whisper to your warrior. They are always there and so ready to answer your call, but in the drama of the mind, did you simply forget to place the request? Perhaps your warrior is drowning in the negativity you have supplied. When you think they have failed to fight, it might be that they are fighting harder than ever.
The thing to remember about your inner warrior is that they only exists in the present. Your inner warrior does not live in the fairytale world of the future or the edited recollections of the past. No matter how loud you yell, or how hard you search, if you aren’t in the present, they will never be found.
So ask yourself, did your inner warrior run off, or was it you that ran away from reality? Slow down, take a breath and realize they are standing right in front of you. They are ready to help you tap into your inner strength, bravery, and power, whenever you need it.
By Amy Booth
Amy is a yoga and pilates teacher and personal trainer in Brisbane, Australia, where she runs a cute riverside studio and a personal training business. In addition each year she runs a yoga retreat (Bali, August 2018) and hiking retreat (Australia, 2018).
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