Most see the word warrior and think ‘fighter, war, conflict’.
war·ri·or (wôr-r, wr-) n.
1. One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.
2. One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict
But, if you use the second definition, you can see that a warrior can strive the warrior ideal (as listed before in my previous posts) but not be a dude/duddette in camo gear and weapon at the ready.
peace·ful (psfl) adj.
1. Undisturbed by strife, turmoil, or disagreement; tranquil.
2. Inclined or disposed to peace; peaceable.
3. Of or characteristic of a condition of peace.
I believe one must reach inside oneself to reach that place / be-ing of peace — so they can then ‘be’ a true warrior in totality — when facing any challenge or adversity.
Suppose I could ‘spin’ the terms a bit and revamp it to be Spiritual Warrior ???
Concerned with, or affecting the soul / spirit.
One who is engaged aggressively or energetically in an activity, cause, or conflict.
So, a “Spiritual Warrior” – one who is engaged in the conflict of disciplining one’s mind and body in order to exhalt one’s spirit by dedicating time and actions to his or her soul.
And, one must come to that center of inner peace — which reflects outward to outer calm.. so that one can ‘be’ a true warrior in mind, body, and spirit.
Sorry… do not think it is coming out with as much clarity of ‘ah ha!’ as I had hoped when it struck me this evening.