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.
|| D'ya understand this?
|| 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?