Wow, our first blog post! I’ve been waiting to do this for quite some time. This feels right now. I feel free.
Why “Humble Warrior?” Life has been my greatest teacher. Since my mid 20’s when I overcame some huge life challenges and read my first spiritual book, The Alchemist, I have approached life in all ways as a spiritual warrior. When my marriage was coming to an end in 2014 I had to go into the dark, feel the pain, be vulnerable, ask for help and work through it with all the spiritual principles and practices I had learned to date.
This past Christmas as I was sitting alone in an apartment by myself for the first time in 44 years, I began to write again. It triggered me to look at all my journal entries and writings that went as far back as the late 90’s. As I read, it was enlightening to see how many obstacles I overcame and how much I had spiritually grown over the last 15 years. At the same time, it was a WAKE UP call.
What I noticed was that for the last few years, I had been going through the motions of daily life and not doing the spiritual work I needed to do to stay AWAKE (be present) and not sleepwalk through life. I also knew intuitively that this obstacle of a dissolving marriage, as painful as it was, would make me stronger and more spiritually whole. Immediately when the pen hit the paper, I wrote out of nowhere: book; website with blog; radio show.
Later that morning I went to yoga class. As we were going through a warmup flow, the teacher said,
“Go into the Humble Warrior posture.” When my head hit the ground, I burst into tears of sadness about the end of my marriage, while feeling totally humbled by life. Then we did the other side and went into the Humble Warrior posture, and this time when my head hit the floor I felt a rush of love and joy as tears were rolling down my face. How humbled, thankful and grateful for my whole life I was. When the practice ended we went into shavasana- (that’s when you lay on your back on your mat and just rest–sometimes my favorite posture). It was during that time I heard that voice in my heart, the voice I hadn’t heard in awhile… “You now have the name of your book, blog and radio show.” This is what I needed to heal and to continue to grow my spiritual practice.
I’ve been an avid reader and have studied hundreds of spiritual and personal development books over the last 15 years… yet, I couldn’t find one to help me with this time in my life, so I’m writing my own. I also couldn’t find the right website or podcast to help me through, so with the help of some like-minded people, we are bringing this bad boy to life–harnessing all that I’ve learned through the journey of overcoming my obstacles to share with YOU! The intent of the Humble Warrior blog is to mix my journal entries from the last 15 years with relevant information for spiritual growth. These resources help to keep us on our path–The Path With A Heart.
Here we are ten months later with our blog, “The Humble Warrior Blog.”
The Warrior keeps moving on his path.
September 22, 2015