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Be Your Warrior Self

By Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Photo by Xuan Nguyen on Unsplash

Anytime it seems the world is coming against me for no good reason, I have a friend who reassures me that I’m being prepared for something greater. I am a warrior, a pioneer, and no good deed goes unpunished. This is preparation for battle. A boot camp. The War is on our way of life and the battle is for the hearts and minds of ourselves and each other.

What does it mean to be a warrior? It means, to me, to be your successful self. Do not lurk in the shadows unless it serves your greater purpose. There is a difference between hiding and being hidden; avoiding responsibility, success, or failure, and being saved for a particular season.

The temptation to avoid or hide is strong because there seems to be a force that comes against you even when your heart is good, and all you do for others is what you want them to do for you: don’t hate, celebrate. Your success, even your movement could cause others to feel threatened. Their lashing out at you is not about you it’s about them and what they see in you. Their reaction to you either helps them to address what is in themselves or it provides a distraction so that they don’t have to face what is staring back at them.

Even as you fight to be your warrior self, your successful self, there is an ebb and flow to the tide. In order to avoid panic or fighting what must be, learn the timing of the flow and then dance with the waves.

What does it mean for you to be your Warrior Self?

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