Native warriors knew and continue to know the power and importance of turning inward. They have always relied on their connection to their own inner spirit to not only guide them in battle, but to also protect them.
We must continue to encourage the same for the warriors of today. Going to the quiet space within and learning how to hear the wisdom of the body and the mind is necessary and valuable. It contains the answers many are seeking and it has the natural ability to heal.
Releasing judgment and simply becoming "aware" is the key. Notice what's taking place without labeling it, telling a story about it, or placing blame . Learn to simply observe through meditation and begin to let go of the ties that imprison you to the past and shackle you to the future. Living is in the right here, right now.
A warrior's mental agility is as important as his physical strength. Train the mind to know what to do with stress, instead of storing it up in your body for discomfort and illness later.
A warrior's path takes persistence, determination, and training. There are many things we would do if we had the guarantee we could not fail. There is no failure in meditation. There is only practice, process, and growth. Each time one sits down to meditate, the experience is different. No two sessions are ever the same because as you grow, the experience grows.