We must all become warriors –
not just passive beings.
At some point we must assert our convictions
defending the values we wish to keep.
Each person has an invisible sword & armor
forged from their core beliefs:
One-pointed intention is the best sword
& zeal can run very deep
Defend thyself while seeking
opportunities for meaningful peace.
Be vigilant without becoming aggressive -
balance toughness with empathy.
(scratching her head) D'ya understand this?
(yawning lazily) Nawh – saying everyone must be a warrior ignores the diversity of human dispositions, né?
(ignoring others) I like the way the author cautions about the use of power.
Indeed. How often do humans use power wisely?
There's an irony here: those with real power seldom need to manifest it. Only at crucial moments is power needed.
(shrugging her shoulders) Hmm. Aren't most governments a systematic attempt to silence peoples' power?