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Looking Directly at Ourselves

Warriorship is innate in human beings. Therefore, the way to become a warrior– or the warrior’s path — is to see who and what we are as human beings and cultivate that. If we look at ourselves directly, without hesitation or embarrassment, we find that we have a lot of strength and a lot of resources available constantly.

From that point of view, if we feel we are without resources, if we feel incompetent or as if we were running out of ideas, it is said that we are being attacked by the enemy of warriorship: our own cowardice. The idea of warriorship is that because of our human potential, we can go beyond that. We can step over the enemy of cowardly mind and discover further banks of resources and inspiration within ourselves.


From “The Superhuman Life of Gesar of Ling” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Eight, pages 408 to 409.

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