The challenge of the spiritual warrior is daunting.
A recent email from a client working his way through an emotionally challenging divorce caused me to share with him something about the challenge of a spiritual warrior. In his breakup he is often overwhelmed with anger, sadness and frustration. Outbursts still happen as he does not yet have control over his attention. My reply:
It is a war,,, that’s why we call it being a Warrior.
In the beginning we will lose most, or almost all of the day to day, moment to moment battles for our attention. In a way that is to be expected. The benefit of understanding this is that you will not beat your self up when you fall into a story of drama, anger, or sadness etc. The danger of telling you this is that your judge and victim in your belief system might distort the challenge into being so hard and convince you to not even try.
What will you do with the information that this is a challenge? What will the judge and victim of your parasite do with the same information?
It is a risk to share this with you, and a risk to keep it from you.
My advice… do not measure the progress of your war by the results of a single moment, or even one day.
Some of the bet guidance I can give can be found in the free audio and Self Mastery exercises at PathwayToHappiness.com The program is derived from my personal study with don Miguel Ruiz and the principles of the Four Agreements.