Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior is a book for those who truly want to live the warrior lifestyle…those who want to live a life of honor, character, and virtue. Warrior Wisdom is packed full of wisdom from every corner of the earth and from across the centuries, all geared toward living the lifestyle of the true warrior.
True warriors know what it means to live a life that is guided by a strict code…the code of the warrior. Throughout the centuries this code has been called by many names: Bushido, The Way of the Warrior, Chivalry, The Knights’ Code of Honor, Code of Ethics, The Samurai Code, etc. All of these essentially have the same goal, to provide the true warrior with standards to live by in order to perfect his character. The warrior must hold himself responsible to a higher standard than anyone else expects of him.
“The superior man is watchful over himself even when alone.”
The true warrior takes his code of honor seriously. This is not some mental fantasy that he plays around with until reality sets in. His code of honor is a set of standards which are as much a part of his life as his name. The code has to do with the warrior’s integrity, honor, character, virtue, self-control, self-respect, and overall principles. It is truly his life. These qualities take discipline to refine. Nobody is born with all of these character traits. They have to be developed and perfected over time. Just as Confucius stated,
“I was not born knowing what I teach you.
Being fond of the past, I sought it through diligence.”
These character traits are what makes the warrior standout in a world where these traits are becoming more and more rare. For the true warrior, these traits are essential. Without them, he is nothing more than a thug with fighting skills. Warrior Wisdom is a guide for the modern day warrior.
“No compromises; to live resolutely in integrity…”
Warrior Wisdom also covers the art of war, not necessarily on the battle field, but more of the art of war for the streets. The sage may have all of the quality traits listed above, but he is not a warrior. The warrior has to be skilled in martial arts, as well as have the courage to live by the standards that he has set for himself. It takes more than courage to be the defender of the weak and needy. It takes strength and ability. It takes training. It takes knowledge and skill. It takes a warrior.
“Victory is not gained through idleness.”
All of these topics and more are also covered in Warrior Wisdom. If you are interested in living a life of character and honor, then you will want to check out Warrior Wisdom:Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior.
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