Inner Warriors - an art work by T Newfields

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 & armour
forged from their core beliefs:

One-pointed intention is the best sword
& no armour surpasses zeal.

Defend yourself, yet always seek opportunities for peace.

Be vigilant without being aggressive
& balance toughness with empathy.


Frida: D'ya understand this?
Satoru: Nawh – saying everyone must be a warrior ignores the diversity of human dispositions, né?
Ying: (ignoring others) I like the way the author cautions about the use of power.
Frida: Indeed. How often do humans use power wisely?
Dmiritri: There's an irony here: those with real power seldom need to manifest it. Only at crucial moments is power needed.
Frida: (shrugging her shoulders) Hmm. Aren't most governments a systematic attempt to silence peoples' power?