Everything in a warrior’s world depends on personal power and personal power depends on impeccability. Part of being an impeccable warrior is never to take things personally. When we take things personally, we leak power.
Warriors store power in order to withstand the pressures of the unknown.
“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge.
Don Juan pointed out that, “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. The trick is in what one emphasizes.”
For the average man, the world is weird because if he’s not bored with it, he’s at odds with it. For a warrior, the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable. A warrior must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous time.
Impeccability begins with a single act that has to be deliberate, precise and sustained. If that act is repeated long enough, one acquires a sense of unbending intent which can be applied to anything else. If that is accomplished the road is clear. One thing will lead to another until the warrior realizes his full potential.