Wisdom for Warriors-4
Today I want to touch upon awareness.
Awareness is the ultimate armour and weapon a warrior possesses.
Properly refined, the hyper/meta aware warrior becomes one in whom the point of a spear or the claw of a tiger find no place (Tao Teh Ching, paraphrase).
What is awareness? What we receive from our senses most would say.
Are our sense active or passive? Even if you know otherwise intellectually, stop here for a moment and see if sensorially, are you at cause or at effect?
Try to hear a little better? Strain to listen? How can you strain as a passive entity?
Peer harder? Eh? But the eyes are receptors of light that transform it into electrical impulses for the optic nerve to carry…….
It is true for all our senses. We are active and passive in equal measure. If we know this, deeply, we engage with our environment because most of what we perceive is bounce-back. We are transmitters and receivers from the senses.
How else can you explain the Aikido Sensei, who can ward off 30 near simultaneous blows, because each of them is separated by some infinitesimal slice of time.
The luminous fibres of Don Juan’s description, stretch out in all directions, the web of life.
But for many of us, the Luminous Egg is weak and cracking, soft, barely holding it’s place in the matrix. The fibers are dull, and we, insensitive.
So, to hold perfect awareness, a two way exchange, you must know your transmitter, how to energize and pulse it and how to tune your antennae to receive perfectly, Un-loss-ly.
When all your senses, including your sixth, are humming, you see the world anew. Everything is connected.
Such awareness can be brought about through practice. A process of re-sensitizing.
Out from your core and in from your tips.
Your world will be at your command, which is all you really need.
For a look/hear about my practice for awareness enhancement, please see:
In perfect awareness, there are no mis-takes.
Only follies. And great follies.l