A Warrior's Creed

I have no parents: I make the Heavens and Earth my parents
I have no home: I make awareness my home
I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death
I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power
I have no means: I make understanding my means
I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secrets
I have no body: I make endurance by body
I have no eyes: I make the flash of lighting my eyes
I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears
I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs
I have no strategy: I make "Unshaddowed by doubt" my strategy
I have no design: I make "Seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design
I have no miracles: I make right action my miracles
I have no principals: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principals
I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics
I have no friend: I make my mind my friend
I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy
I have no armor: I make benevolence my armor
I have no castle: I make immovable-mind my castle
I have no sword: I make absence of self my sword

-Anonymous Samurai, Fourtee

I didn't write that, but I was cleaning the garage . . . well, kind of, but more like just digging through stuff, and I came across one of my old notebooks which had this in it. It is one of my all time favorites, so I thought that I'd share it with y'all.


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