“We all know that humility is a moral virtue” begins a blog by Daniel Coyle. Do we really believe this?
How does the mind perceive reality? How can we let the experience itself determine reality, not the mind?
To become warriors we need to move beyond this unconscious tendency to curse stress, to label it as bad. We need to see the value that stress provides us. We need to be motivated in such a way that we want to engage stress.
In climbing, we find ways to use our senses to extend beyond the limited perceptions of the mind, which tends to perceive situations dualistically: comfort and stress. Doing this moves us away from trusting our engagement, the body, and the learning process. Our attention is shifted from stress to comfort.
Focusing our attention in the body helps us live as warriors. We "live by acting" not by "thinking about acting"
Warriors don't solve problems to get rid of problems, feeling sad until they're problem-free. Warrior's solve problems for their own sake, feeling joyful for the challenge provided to them.
Our intellectual reasoning ability is an important part of understanding the world surrounding us. Yet, it has many limitations. Use your eyes to move past the limitations.
Sustained attention and unbending intent represent our commitment to your learning journey.
The principles for self-stalking are practices we do continually. They help us climb with greater style and show us how to practice.
Are you reacting to stress as a victim, or as a warrior? Warriors live consciously, responding to stress; they know stress is required for learning so they lean into it.