Rise & Grind 👑🙌🏾
Protect your energy. The world we live in can be draining, and you need all your energy and more to stay on your chosen path. I know it can be challenging to protect your energy during times like this. Even if you avoid the “News”, it still reaches you some how. And what we are seeing in the News today is heartbreaking to say the least.
During these times find spaces that focus on the positive of peace instead of the negative of war. Like we’ve said before “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
As we reflected on wisdom during our review of the 6th Paramitas, I shared the quote:
“Victory creates hatred. Defeat creates suffering. The wise ones desire neither victory nor defeat”
I do my best not to engage in discussions of war. Because I only feel heaviness regarding the topic.
For me, “War does not determine who is right – only who is left”. I can avoid it altogether and try to ignore what’s happening in the world. But I know from this path avoidance is not healthy. So I need to find away to focus on what I can control.
Finding a perspective to focus on has been challenging for me. I feel war has existed since the beginning of man. Rather externally or internally, physically or spiritually, there seems to always be warfare. I started researching and came across the “art of war”, my perspective allows me the ability to interpret the quotes differently. And I found a thread of connection.
“Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”
We have been reflecting on interconnectedness for a while now. One thing I’ve learned on my journey is without a doubt, “We Are One”. I believe that’s how we started, and somewhere along the way we lost sight of that. However, if we saw ourselves within each other, there would be no need to fight. We could fight a 100 battles without victory or defeat. Because at the end of the day we are ONE.
For me, Ego is how we’ve become disconnected. Ego is the sense of self that we all have. It’s the idea that we are separate individuals with our own thoughts, desires, and beliefs.
What we need to understand and observe in ourselves is, whenever we feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s ego. Validation for Ego comes in the form of “honor”. And most wars are faught in the name of “honor”. But when we are familiar with our truth, we know our connection. There is no above or below, when there is one.
“The doors of love only open for the person who is prepared to let his ego go”.
How do we defeat our enemy without fighting, Love. How can we protect our energy, by focusing on what we can control, Love. With the removal of ego, our connection thrives. As well as our love of self and others, because we are ONE.
If we have no control over the external war, we focus on what we do have control of, the war within. This is why we protect our energy at all times. We Are Warriors Of Peace. We’ve created a routine of going to spaces that assist us on our journey for peace of mind, body, and spirit. This is how we do our part, we find peace within and encourage others to do the samw. Now, imagine what the world looks like when all of our paths align.
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