Awakening Your Inner Warrior:

These “Universal Laws” were presented to me this morning. I find them inspiring and empowering and want to share them with you. I truly believe holding this code of Internal Ethics will empower you to reach whatever goal you set your mind to – be it a raise in a tough economy, a slimmer waistline, your first half-marathon, or greater happiness in your life.

Ten Universal Laws of the Warrior Code

The Ten Universal Laws of the Warrior Code are contained In Dawn Callan’s book: Awakening the Warrior Within – Secrets of Personal Safety and Inner Security published by Tenacity Press.

These Laws encourage individuals to live impeccably with more joy, more choice, and more peace. This is a path not without risk, but not without rewards. Living by the Warrior Code will enrich daily living on your own terms.

1. Pay attention. Stay in the present. Its the only place anything is really happening.

2. Take responsibility. This is your life, take it back. Either you get to own it, or you blame someone or something else for it.

3. No kvetching. No whining, no sniveling – it takes you out of the present and lets you abdicate responsibility.

4. Don’t take any sh^t. It’s very bad for one’s self-esteem to take any abuse. Stand up to your tyrants, both internal and external. The cost is too great not to.

5. Do it anyway. Hard choices temper our strength and our integrity; they make the difference between a life of mediocrity and a life of excellence.

6. Don’t quit. Look at what stops you, at where you give the effort up. That is the edge between becoming a victim or a warrior.

7. Keep your agreements. A warrior is only as good as his or her word. The way we build self-trust and trust in others is by making and keeping agreements.

8. Keep your sense of humor. Otherwise what’s the point? Humor helps us to stretch beyond ourselves and our own limits.

9. Love one another. Otherwise where’s the meaning? It’s the way we remember we’re not alone in this universe.

10. Honor your connection to Source. There is a force in the universe, greater than ourselves, that creates us, sustains us, provides for us, cares for us, guides us, and loves us. It speaks to us from within. Trust it.

Which one of these comes easily to you? Which one do you have more difficulty with? Choose one to work on over the next week or month (depending on the level of difficulty you need to work through to integrate it). I’d love to hear how the experience is for you!

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