All is fair in love and war

Pallas Athena - Goddess of War

The archetypal warrior is often mentioned in relation to the spiritual path. Did you ever ask yourself why that is ?

The spiritual path is not for the faint-hearted. The truth about who we really are is about nothing or all. I cannot see light and pretend to live in the shadows any longer. Everything will be revealed, all will come to light, nothing remains hidden. Truth is what strips me of myself and leaves me vulnerable, naked and defenseless. This is where the power lies – and the peace.

A true warrior possesses three things – courage, loyalty and tenacity. It takes courage to stand up for oneself or protect others, requires loyalty to be true to oneself and live an authentic life, and it calls for persistence not to get discouraged or disheartened by set backs or defeats.

Warriors do not fight for themselves – they serve and their tool is the sword. But warriors are also leaders – they do not wait for opinions, they go out and get the job done and the end justifies the means. But they will always be aware of what is right.

Warriors are not afraid. And this is the analogy to the battle that is raging in all of us. The classic warrior virtues of heroism, stoicism and self-sacrifice are to be called on conquering the ego.

Time to discover the mystical warrior in ourselves.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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3 Responses to All is fair in love and war

  1. fatima says:


    The “end justifies the means”? Wasn’t that a fascist/communist mantra?

    I don’t think so!

    Care to explain that? or perhaps it was a misprint?

  2. Michaela says:

    It means that you won’t always be popular or do what everybody expects you to do. It does not mean to be ruthless or irresponsible. It just means to serve Truth you have to be authentic and act accordingly – even if this means to stand alone.

  3. fatima says:

    Ha! Of course. How often do we use words with each other, the same words and find out that we have completely different pictures.

    Not often enough I wager.

    We probably share a similar picture for……’not jumping to conclusions’


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