The Warrior’s Path

The best of my sunsets is yet to pass to the west.

There are a couple of ways of walking through that dark and dangerous jungle that surrounds the warrior’s path.  One is to hack aside the undergrowth, wade through stinking swamps, clamber over the steepest rocks, struggle sweating and cursing one footstep at a time towards an imagined false destination.  The other is to accept the things the path has brought, in harmony understand why the Goddess has made Life seemingly difficult, live within the warrior’s path without trying to conquer it.

There are no prizes for guessing how I’ve been acting on my journey along the warrior’s path.

In Life I have been trying to fix what I thought was wrong, to overcome, to shape the world and the people in it according to my own expectations, mores, and standards.  As you would expect, I can’t fix Life.  I can’t make the world, the people in it, the things that happen, be the way I want them to be.  That has never stopped me from trying, with all of my might and main, to change the things I cannot change.

You would think a man would know that the only thing he can change is himself.

And yet, it seems that a great deal of powerful transitional energy is coming my way.  Venus has begun to support and nurture Mars.  If I feel ready enough, then I can embrace a life path that is more true to who and what I really am.

I have been burdened by my own anger, frustration, jealousies, pain, resentments…..  and I have carried this burden into each new day.  I have been reckless and negligent with the feelings, wants, and needs of others.  But, that need to conquer the warrior’s path is fading into memory, and I am beginning to learn the mindfulness of acceptance and understanding.

Some say that all men are blind to the real love and friendship that is closest to them.  And, that if you show a man a beautiful woodland his first thought will be that he needs to cut it down.  All I know is that the only really true thing is what is in front of me right now.


jack collier


My Goddess Aphrodite was born from the Ocean’s foam



11 responses

  1. Thanks Jack. The warriors path leads to the wisdom or tyranny of the archetypal king. I think the quote from Leo Buscaglia says it best.

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    1. My talents are small, but I use them to the fullest of my strength.
      Thank you for commenting. I shall look forward to reading your work.


  2. Aww. I can feel the sadness in this narrative. Be strong, dear.

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    1. Thank you Ragazza. ❤


  3. Peace, love, and positive energy coming at you, Jack.

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    1. What would I do without you, Robynbird? ❤ ❤

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  4. Sounds like you lost a loved one…. so JC7 whats your story?

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    1. I lost someone who loved me very much, and I loved her too. ❤ ❤ ❤
      That was a long, long time ago. Almost in another lifetime. It still hurts.

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      1. Love is the unselfish emotion, I believe it’s a reminder of how big ur heart is nothing wrong with that

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      2. When you say lost someone can you explain further?

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        1. In another blog post ~ soon ❤


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