Shambhala

inner-journey

Hey you.  Yes, you: the complex, wonderful, beautiful future Bodhisattva reading these words.  I love you.

Those of us who yearn for peace and sanity and understanding need to reclaim the word “warrior” and redefine it to mean one who never gives up in the struggle for equanimity and compassion.  It will not be an easy task but it is more critical now than ever that we who have better dreams for humanity take up this daunting path and illuminate it with our love-driven courage for those who will come after us.

I leave you with a beautiful song by Matisyahu that perfectly illustrates the mindset of such an unconventional warrior.  Please join our ranks:

Feel like the world don’t love you
They only want to push you away
Some days people don’t see you
You feel like you’re in the way
Today you feel, as if everyone hates
Pointing their fingers, looking at your mistakes
You do good, they want great
No matter what you give they still want to take
Give your love and they throw it back
You give your heart they go on attack
When there’s nothing left for you,
Only thing that you can do, say

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Fight like a warrior,

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a warrior

Some things you should let go, they’re only gonna pull you down,
Just like weight on your shoulder they are only gonna make you drown
We all swing high, we all swing low,
We all got secrets people don’t know
We all got dreams we can’t let go,
We want to be brave, don’t be afraid oh

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a warrior

Your heart is too heavy from things you carry a long time,
You been up you been down, tired and you don’t know why,
But you’re never gonna go back, you only live one life
Let go, let go, let go
Let go, let go, let go

Today, today, live like you wanna,
Let yesterday burn and throw it in a fire, in a fire, in a fire,
Live like a warrior

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