Shambhala Warrior's Mind Training
from an 8th Century Tibetan prophesy believed by some Tibetans to refer to this time
Firmly establish your intention to live for the healing of our world. Be conscious of it, nurture it, honour it every day.
Be fully present in our time. Find the courage to breathe in the suffering of our world. Allow peace and healing to breathe out through you in return.
Do not meet power on its own terms. See through to its real nature: mind and heart made. Lead your response from that level.
Simplify. Clear away the dead wood in your life. Look for the heartwood and give it the first call on your time, the best of your energy.
Put down the leaden burden of saving the world alone. Join with others of like mind. Align yourself with the forces of resolution
Hold a single vision, in the same thought, the transformation of yourself and of the world. Live your life around that edge, always keeping it in sight.
As a bird flies on two wings, balance outer activity with inner sustenance
Following your heart, realise your own unique gifts. Cultivate them with diligence to offer knowledge and skill to the world.
Train in non- violence of body, speech and mind. With great patience to yourself, learn to make beautiful each action, thought and word.
In the crucible of meditation, bring forth day by day the compassion, wisdom, skill and courage for which the world longs
Sit with hatred, until you feel the fear beneath it. Sit with fear, until you feel the compassion beneath that.
Do not set your heart on particular results. Enjoy positive action for its own sake. Rest confident that it will bear fruit.
When you see violence, greed and narrow-mindedness in the fullness of its power, walk straight into the heart of it, remaining open to the sky and in touch with the earth.
Staying open, staying grounded, remember that you are the inheritors of thousands of generations of life
Staying open, staying grounded, be confident in the magic and power that arise when people come together in a great cause
Staying open, staying grounded, have faith that the forces of wisdom and compassion will manifest through our actions for the healing of our world.
When you see the weapons of hate, disarm them with Love.
When you see the fortresses of narrow mindedness, breach them with truth
When you find yourself in dark clouds of dread, dispel them with courage
When the forces of power seek to isolate us from one another, reach out with joy.
In it and through it all, holding to your intention, let go into the music of life.