Warrior Rule #4

Honor your enemies, they are your greatest teachers.

Part of mastering the mind, is understanding that EVERYTHING showing up in our external world is showing us something

It is a


This concept is a challenging one to understand, and takes diligence to master. We are trained to react when something outside of us happens we don’t like. And the usual reaction is to deflect and place the blame on this external circumstance for why things aren’t going our way.

We are quick to point fingers and blame.

Whether it’s a life condition or a person who’s triggered us, remember to honor that this is happening to reveal something we aren’t seeing.

It can mirror back limiting beliefs we carry, wounds from our past, negative behavior / thoughts patterns.

The more we can do this with humble acceptance, the more we can look within to uncover the reason for this reflection showing up.

Whenever you find yourself being faced with an external enemy (person/circumstance/event) honor it. It is your greatest teacher. And then find the courage to look within so you can learn from it. The only enemy that exists is the one within your mind which convinces you that you are being victimized. You are being shown beliefs that are attracting things you do not want.


Next time you find yourself confronted with a perceived enemy (a situation that makes you feel you are under attack) Write it down.

Once you’ve put it to the page, give yourself some space to reflect on how this situation is mirroring something you need to let go of, look at.

And then come up with a new perspective about why this happened for your greater good.

Published by amiblackford

I'm a YA author-illustrator who loves character-drive stories with unique voices. I love writing stories that have something to say of value that my reader can take away and use in their own lives. I love to cook, dance, sing and spend time with my teenager and husband watching sci-fi and fantasy flicks.

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