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George Leonard: The Modern Warrior (copied from here )

*The Modern Warrior is not one who goes to war or kills people, but rather one who is dedicated to the creation of a more vivid peace.

The Modern Warrior honors the traditional warrior Virtue-s: loyalty, integrity, courtesy, Courage, prudence, and benevolence.

The Modern Warrior pursues Personal Mastery through will, patience, and diligent practice.

The Modern Warrior works to perfect himself or herself not so much as a means to achieving some external goal as for its own sake.

The Modern Warrior is willing to take calculated risks to realize his or her potential and further the general good.

The Modern Warrior is fully accountable for his or her actions.

The Modern Warrior seeks the inner Freedom that comes from the study of aesthetics, culture, and the Wisdom of the ages.

The Modern Warrior respects and values the human individual and the entire web of life on this planet. To serve others is of the highest good. To freely give and accept nourishment from life is the Warrior's challenge.

The Modern Warrior reveres the spiritual realm that lies beyond appetites and appearances.

The Modern Warrior cherishes life and thus conducts his or her affairs in such as manner as to be prepared at every moment for death. In this light, he or she is able to view all complaints, regrets, and moods of melancholy as indulgences.

The Modern Warrior aims to achieve control and act with abandon.

The Modern Warrior realizes that being a warrior doesn't mean winning or even succeeding. It does mean putting your life on the line. It means risking and failing and risking again, as long as you live.*


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