What makes someone a “Spiritual Warrior?” Is it something one does, or something one decides?
You will have joy only when you focus on having it and settle for nothing less.
—Orin, as channeled by Sanaya Roman in the book Living with Joy
Making sense of the term “Spiritual Warrior” has always been a challenge for me because each word seems to hold opposite meaning. Today while reflecting on the book I quoted from above as well as on a psychic reading I received, the true meaning of Spiritual Warrior came to me – and it finally made sense! (Insert caveat – if I felt more and thought less, this probably would’ve come to me awhile ago… 🙂 )
We’re conditioned to believe that “doing” is what’s most important. Most of us grow up hearing things like “Idle hands are the devil’s playground” and similar nonsense. Because at a societal level our worth is measured by this standard, many of us move through life checking off a predetermined list of “shoulds” – going to college, getting a “square” job, buying a “nice” house and a “nice” car, getting married, having kids – and on and on. As part of this process we reduce living with joy to simply existing, passing our days in a zombie-like trance. You know the routine – get up, shower, eat, commute to work, spend 8-10 hours doing something we dislike because we feel we have to, commute back home, eat, sleep, rinse and repeat. UGH!
What would happen if we decided we deserved better and decided to trust that if we focused on having joy, it would come???
Does the Warrior wear faded robes of apathy, resigning to live without joy because he feels he must? No – she dons bright colors and resolves to have joy regardless of what the day brings.
Arise fellow Warrior! Let us go forth and conquer together! 🙂
Living with Joy is the current selection for the online book discussion group A Novel Paradigm. All who are tolerant and desire to better themselves and our planet are welcome!