February 6, 2013

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As you might have noticed, my blog is taking on a different look and is changing it’s focus. Even though I have more changes coming, what I like to write about isn’t going to change that much. I am just giving it a warrior’s bite. In fact I want to bring more to this blog than I have been doing using video as well.

I’m implementing a focus on developing the warrior’s way not only because this is a common thread in my thinking and writing, but it seems to be so sorely needed in the world today.

I look around and think what if each of us were more warrior like in our day to day living? What if we could do more for ourselves? What if we were more responsible for our own safety and provisions? What if perfection of what we do as people and our character were paramount? What if respect and honor were integral to how we deal with one another?

As I see it, the life of a warrior is about elevating and developing the very best virtues a human being can attain. It is about liberating ourselves and developing the ability to think and act confidently with autonomy. The warrior’s mindset I think is the best vehicle we have to train ourselves to deal with life’s challenges.

We have let the government, the faux gurus and the media tell us what we ought to be, instead of finding out how truly powerful each of are and what it means to be a force for good. Who are they to lecture the rest of us about money, morality, preparedness, success, gun control, security, or privacy?

Why is society at large in decline when we have so much at our disposal? We have more information than we know what to do with along with everyone’s opinion about that information. We have more government in our lives today and we are still spiraling into debt and tyranny. We claim to be the most enlightened people with all of our science and religion, yet we cannot cure what ails us.

It maybe that we have too much at our disposal we have become paralyzed in our ability to make decisions and act rationally.

I know for certain that when I look at myself I see my weaknesses, my flaws, my sins, and even darkness within. I see what is in me and I know I can do better. Time is short and there is a warrior in me and in you that needs to be roused.

What do you see?

Post by Chris Harris @ Between the TemplesImage credit: Daniele Zedda


Michael February 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I see things within myself that I have wanted to change for years; weaknesses, flaws, missteps. But, I think as I get older and I am starting to look at them as “who I am” and not considering them adversely. I am happy, I am alive, I am healthy. I am a warrior. :)

Thanks for posting Chris , glad to see you writing again, I enjoy each read, and always look forward to the next.


Chris Harris February 19, 2013 at 1:14 AM


Thank you for checking back even though I have been MIA here on the blog. After long bouts of thinking I am ready to bring more to the table.

I think I know what you mean about seeing the flaws, weaknesses, etc as who you are and not taking a negative outlook on them.

I have come to learn a few interesting things along the way in my journey of self-discovery (thank you Systema). Among those, our personalities is a combination of temperament and character. Temperament is near impossible to change, character too is also hard to change as we get older. But character is definitely doable compared to how we are hard wired.

When I look at myself I see my nature- how I am hard wired per se. I also see what I am in character. I am reaching a point where I accept both, but I still want to address the weaknesses of my character, habits, thoughts, etc. I guess you could say the path to acquiring the warrior’s spirit is also a path of enlightenment.

I really do appreciate your thoughts and comments- more to come ;-)

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