An introduction to the concept of holistic personal development through the Way of the Warrior.
Personal Development is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by improving health and physical performance, improving personal skills and expanding self-awareness and knowledge.
It includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. This is a lifelong process. It’s the keyway for people to stop and assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential.
The concept also includes developing other people through roles such as those of a father, teacher or mentor.
A holistic concept
Aristotle developed the idea that “the whole is more than the sum of its parts”. Recent advances in theoretical physics suggest that ancient theories are correct and everything in the universe is indeed connected. Holistic personal development integrates Body, Mind and Spirit and harmonizes the person with the flow of the universe (Tao/Dao/Do).
THE WAY (Tao/Dao/Do) is always present and covers everything within the world, like an underlying pattern, or blueprint of the universe. If you act in accordance with THE WAY you will be successful in life. However, within THE WAY are many paths that one can choose to walk on, in order to reach the same destination. Each way gives you certain guidelines to follow, to help you to stay on the path and develop yourself in the right direction. One of those ways is the Way of the Warrior.
The Way of the Warrior – a way for every man
A man’s prime directive, is to protect his family and his tribe. This is a non-negotiable responsibility which Nature has embedded into every man’s genetic code. Unfortunately, these days most men have been reconditioned to think that it’s ok to shift this responsibility to specialized units like the police, the military, fire and emergency medical services. These men don’t realize, that none of those will be there at the moment an incident happens to you or your family, they will only come to pick up the pieces after the damage has been done. Subconciously though, they feel something is missing. Even though they may be financially successful, have a great circle of friends and a loving family life, they feel an emptiness inside. This can even lead to anxiety and depression. Many try to fill that void with risky hobbies not realizing that what is missing is their connection to the warrior archetype. They miss not being around other, similar minded men working on improving their capabilities as a protector.
The Way of the Warrior – the only way for professionals in the field
If you have found your calling and choose a profession that is directly related to conflict, there really is no other choice than to immerse yourself into the teachings of the Way of the Warrior.