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YOU ARE THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL…SMOOTH SEAS DO NOT MAKE SKILLFUL SAILORS…

Hello everyone, I hope you have all been doing well, and feeling inspired and powerful. I present to you today a simple African proverb,

“SMOOTH SEAS DO NOT MAKE SKILLFUL SAILORS”.

In life we have all faced what can be described as “rough seas”. It is how you view those situations that determine how you handle them. If you VIEW them as hopeless, destructive, or back breaking, then you will have little to no determination, drive, or energy, to find answers and fight your way through.

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Moving forward because you chose a hopeless VIEW, you will indeed HANDLE those times hopelessly, and those times will become destructive and back breaking for you.

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To change the way you handle life you must change your VIEW. Always look at rough seas as training moments, any training a person goes through helps them to acquire skills. Look at it this way, you do not have to go through the “rough seas” blindly and thus haphazardly acquire the skills in question.

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You can seek knowledge on just about any “rough sea” you could ever face. In the 90’s I spent hours upon hours in libraries and book stores 3 or four times a week for years with 20 to 30 books on the table absorbing knowledge. Nowadays, Google, or YouTube has tons of “how to’s”, there is simply no reason for hopelessness, especially with prayers. Keep in mind also that these are lessons anyone would want their child to know, so why not foster such knowledge in your own life?

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So, in summary VIEW  the “rough seas” as making you a skillful sailor, after all you ARE the captain of your soul…



SET YOUR COURSE WISELY  IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE DIRECTION, YOU MAY END UP WHERE YOU ARE HEADING  COURSES YOU SHOULD NOT  SAIL  IN

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3 STEPS FOR MASTERING THE SHU HA RI DO ENEMY BECOMES ALLY  CONCEPT

 ENEMY BECOMES ALLY  A SHU HA RI DO WARRIOR WISDOM CONCEPT  LEARN AND APPLY THIS!!!

Your actions are a reflection of the content of your mind

LIFE IS A BATTLE, BUT BE INSPIRED, BUILD YOURSELF, USE THE BEST BUILDING MATERIAL, CHOOSE THE #1 ALLY AND YOU WILL WIN.

 

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THIS WAY? PONDER THE LYRICS OF THIS POWERFUL FLY LIKE AN EAGLE REMAKE BY SEAL…

Greetings everyone, I present to you today another article on “music with a (righteous) message” in this post I will be featuring a remake of the 70s song “Fly Like An Eagle” by Seal. Just listen to the lyrics and be inspired about what your impact on the world can be. Continue building yourselves up with the powerful wisdom I present in this blog and your impact will become self evident. Join me in mastering and building yourself up under God to be an asset in the lives of the oppressed, and downtrodden. Click the image below to hear the song, I have also included the lyrics below. As always Godspeed in your quest for self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven.
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Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo
Doo, doo, doo, doo

Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
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Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future
I want to feed the babies
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I want to shoe the children
New shoes on their feet
I want to house the people
Living in the street



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Oh, there
There’s a solution
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh, yeah)
Fly right into the future
Time keeps on slipping
Into the future
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping
Into the future
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly (oh,
yeah)
Fly into the future
Fly like an eagle
to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly
Like an eagle
Fly into the future
In a sky full of people only some want to fly, isn’t that crazy
Fly
Ah ah ah
Fly like an eagle
Fly
Fly like an eagle, fly
Fly like an eagle, fly
Fly like an eagle, fly



MASTERING OTHERS IS STRENGTH. MASTERING YOURSELF IS TRUE POWER. 3 REASONS WHY THIS IS TRUE…

Greetings everyone, I present you with another wise quote from Lao Tse. This is a big part of what I have to share with students and readers of my work.  Below I will list 3 reasons why this is true.

1.DON’T FORCE OR MANIPULATE ANYONE

When dealing with people, trying to get them to love, respect, or fear you by force or manipulation can work but will prove to be an egotistical and exhausting way to live. Egotistical because your motives are impure and self centered.

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Exhausting because you will find yourself always reacting to someone else’s character flaws and trying to prove that you are worthy to be loved, respected, or feared. Moreover, if someone has to fear you in order not to violate or in order to accept you then they are not worthy of you in the first place. In addition, if you have to resort to manipulation to get love or respect, then you are practicing an unrighteous “action” and that is not anything to be honored or saluted anyway.



2.BE INSPIRED BY THE POWER OF CONTROLLING YOUR OWN ACTIONS

Be motivated by your ability to influence a person righteously, by embracing action, or no action. For example, if you have righteous influence over a person then take action. If you don’t and a person does not see you like you want them to, do not resort to trying to force it with negative emotion, or manipulation. Take no action and waste no more thought on it. once you are focused on your own action or no action you will soon realize that your power is not based on anyone elses action or no action. Focusing on your output or actions empowers you!

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I speak from experience, nothing has empowered me more personally then “choosing” when to act or not act based on a righteous blueprint not from emotion or a desire to control another. Most times I choose no action. Being able to control or influence someone righteously shows strength. However, my focus has over the decades been about becoming powerful by controlling my output/actions and as a result many have imitated my example and have also become powerful people.



3.REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

Now, once you see and learn the pattern you must then focus on repetition. The more moment by moment and daily repetitions you get the

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more mastery you will gain over yourself and the more powerful you will become. Trying to control others will become less and less of a factor in how you operate. Your focus will instead be more on controlling yourself, and being righteous and wise in all situations regardless of what someone else thinks or does. After years and years of repetition of what I am telling you, you will see clearly the power of a life built on this biblical blueprint. You will have built a legacy of “moments of self control” or “moments of self mastery” that commands love, respect, or fear for the un-elevated .

Thanks for reading I write more about these concepts in my book Harness the Power Within and Without. It is my hope that I have inspired you today, until next time Godspeed in your quest for self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven.



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Step one in the pathway to Self Mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven.

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THINK, FEEL, DO, AND BECOME! MASTER THE METHOD OF BECOMING, FOLLOW THESE STEPS!

TWO WAYS TO DEMOLISH CHAOS. A WARRIOR WISDOM CONCEPT.

3 POWERFUL STEPS TO TRUE MANHOOD. A WARRIOR WISDOM PERSPECTIVE…

 

TRAINING METHODS OF THE GREATS. A PEEK INSIDE OF GEORGE ST. PIERRE’S UNIQUE TRAINING REGIMEN.

 

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When it comes to greatness in anything, there is a thin line of separation. Finding that edge that will separate you from good to better is one thing. however, find the edge to greatness is very difficult and many don’t achieve it. In this video I appreciate George St. Pierre’s approach to finding that edge.

 




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INSPIRING VLOG ENTRY “SOLO TRAINING IN THE DOJO” BROWN BELT TRAINS ALONE…

Breaking two boards using the “Closing Fist” of Flex Fist Boxing

 

 

8 THINGS ALL MEN MUST TAKE INVENTORY OF ABOUT THEMSELVES!!! MUST READ!!!

1.POWER

Understand that we have the power. What I mean by this statement is that it is a man dominated world. As the stronger sex we have the most influence and the biggest impact on the world.  Now ask yourself a question, what is your impact? What is your influence? Is it negative or positive, righteous or unrighteous? For anyone questioning whether men have the biggest impact just think of some of the worst criminals that have impacted the world. Think of the worst leaders that have impacted the world. On a smaller scale, think of this, if a husband sent his wife to investigate the unknown sounds

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in the back room at night what would you think of him. Right, no husband in his right mind would do that. So clearly his impact on a burglar would be much more effective. For the main idea of this post, it felt compelled to clear up any doubts about the power we have as men to highlight how it gets abused.

2.WEAKNESSes

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In my view, nothing is more dangerous than a man of great influence, and impact having all of that power yet still being weak. Just doing whatever comes to mind with his wealth or fame because he can.  Now this may seem paradoxical but after reading below you will understand exactly what I mean.

3.WEAK MORALS:

When our morals are weak, our influence as men can have a toxic effect in the lives of those around us. Morals give us a proper sense of right and wrong. Think of the guiding principles of the bible.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

Proverbs 10:9

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Proverbs 27:19

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. 

Without a proper sense of right and wrong, what’s wrong can be promoted as right in the minds of those who are watching. This is a modern day trend. Only in the case of a little child does right and wrong become more clear in the minds of some. Things like don’t smoke, don’t snort, ingest or inject any drug, don’t get drunk, don’t expose private parts of your body, don’t

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use profane language, don’t cheat on your mate, don’t be promiscuous, don’t go to strip clubs, don’t abuse women or anyone, these and so many other things become crystal clear as wrong. However, when we become adults is when we apparently “lose our minds”. So step 1 to making sure making your power as a man is complete righteously is cultivating a strong sense of right and wrong. All can learn from this but my focus today is us men.

4.WEAK TRUSTWORTHINESS

Clearly if you have weak morals, you have weak trustworthiness.   Here are some synonyms of the trustworthiness dependable, good, reliable, responsible, safe, secure, and solid. Examine the areas in your life where your cannot be trusted. What are they? Are they dealing with areas of faithfulness to your wife or girlfriend? How about to your friend when

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dealing with his wife or girlfriend? Or how about telling the truth to the woman you’re interested in are your motives pure? You see simply in the lives of women we can cause a lot of damage, causing bitterness, and anger to take root in the hearts of good women. We can also lose lifelong friends because we decided to betray them. All due to being weak in trustworthiness.

5.WEAK LOYALTY

If you  are weak in trustworthiness, you have weak loyalty. You cannot be loyal if you can’t be trusted! Some synonyms of loyalty are allegiance, faithfulness, fidelity. Do I need to go any further about loyalty? I think this point is crystal.

6.WEAK EMPATHY

If you have weak morals, trustworthiness, and loyalty, then you clearly have weak empathy for people. Listen if you truly understand your power as a man empathy should be automatic. For example I have trained in the martial arts for 31 years now I know so much about how to hurt someone yet I have not been in fight outside of a ring in 28 years. Why? It’s because I am very empathetic I do not see someone’s lack of self control as an opportunity to dismantle them physically. No. I see it as an opportunity to

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let them see patience and self control in me. So, just because you can do something does not mean that you should. Shroud yourself in empathy and you will no longer be someone who hurts but someone who helps and heals people.

7.WEAK UNDERSTANDING OF FAMILY STRUCTURE

If you are weak in some or all of the areas listed above, then your understanding of family structure is weak. No one can dispute the powerful impact that morals, trustworthiness, loyalty, and empathy, have on building strong families. No good man would teach his son to be anything less. No good man would tell his daughter to marry anything less than a man with such qualities in fact we would all be like Samuel L. Jackson on him.

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 Anyway the question is why, do we see and hear the opposite in so many movies, TV shows, and songs. Why do the most influential people (this includes women but the industries are run by rich men) promote the worst concepts. Unfortunately, we cannot change that, however you can change yourself! MEN, you can turn your weaknesses into power so that your power can be complete!

8.WEAK WISDOM

If you have weakness in some or all of the above then your wisdom is weak. Some synonyms of wisdom are prudence, sense, reason, clear thinking, brains, good judgement, understanding, shrewdness, experience, practical knowledge, carefulness vigilance, tact, balance, poise, stability, and caution. Now, I am not speaking to you as one merely talking. No, I am speaking to you as someone walking this path. I have been conquering self

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and teaching this path for 28 years. It has not come without practice, remember what I have said in previous posts about repetition.  Musashi Myamoto the greatest samurai to ever live said 1,000 days of lessons for discipline, 10,000 days of lessons for mastery. So please be patient but committed when you start, understand this if you do any of this for 30 days straight you are not even disciplined at it yet. 1,000 days is when you reach the discipline level I teach the same concept in my martial arts class 1,000 to 10,000 repetitions. Please understand this my brothers, repetitions equal power. The more  righteous repetitions you do the stronger you will get.

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People are hurting out there especially women and children (human trafficking), realize your power as a man and join me in being a part of the solution. Combining this righteous information with your influence and impact as a man will make your power complete, in a righteous way. So by all means repeat, repeat, repeat.

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LIFE BY A RIGHTEOUS CODE IS EVERYTHING…

4 STEPS FOR BUILDING A POWERFUL LEGACY. COMMIT TO THIS PROCESS!

 

WHAT’S GOING ON…? CAN YOU SEE..? CHOOSE WHAT YOU LEARN AND LIVE WISELY…

THE “OAK” IS IN THE ACORN. A GOOD TREE CANNOT BEAR BAD FRUIT. WHAT KIND OF TREE ARE YOU?

DO NOT DECEIVE YOURSELF. APPLY!

GUARD YOUR PASSIONS!

4 STEPS FOR BUILDING A POWERFUL LEGACY. COMMIT TO THIS PROCESS!

1.PROGRAMMING

When I say programming what I mean is, what you are learning. Remember this, you are always learning something, thus you are always being “programmed”. The question you must ask is who is programming me? You must take back the “creative control” of your mind. You must decide what enters it. Once you are “the programmer” you must choose useful, righteous, powerful, uplifting content. Have you ever heard of “mindless entertainment”? Some form of entertainment is beneficial, but how much of mindless entertainment is a part of your programming. Don’t be idle with your mind choose a righteous, and powerful blueprint for your legacy and install it in your mind.

 



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KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IS THE ULTIMATE KNOWLEDGE

2.PASSION

Whatever you are programmed with, you will indeed develop a passion about. You simply must understand this. Passion is powerful, it is what drives you, inspires you, and becomes your ambition. Righteous programming creates righteous passions. With the righteous and powerful blueprint installed in your mind imprint it onto your heart and let the passion for it burn.

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3.APPLICATION

Passion becomes action, now that you have righteous passions move forward confidently, knowing that your footprint in the world and in the lives of others will have righteous effects! This is the beginning of your legacy!

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4.REPETITION

After programming this is the most important step. Repetition is vital because with it your  grasp on becoming what you have programmed into yourself will be strong. Picture a blue print for a building. There are many things within a blueprint that are repetitive but very vital. So you must think in this way when you decide to be righteously different. The greatest samurai Musashi Myamoto said this “One thousand days of lessons for discipline, ten thousands days of lessons for mastery”.

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TEN THOUSAND REPETITIONS IS YOUR GOAL

So if you start today and at the end of the month you say “I got this” you are wrong. You are not even disciplined at it! You must adopt the mindset of one thousands “reps” just to become disciplined. Then you pursue ten thousand days for mastery. Thinking this way you will become a powerful person, because knowing that you have not “arrived” will keep you humble. This humility in the face of such a commitment to the “ten thousand repetitions” makes you powerful. I can tell you these things because this has been my life for the last 28 years. I have witnessed the power of this process as I have practiced it for all these years. Commit to the process. This is another illustration of what I mean by “self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven. If you are serious about learning it read all of my posts, buy the books, download the free stuff. What I share is the epitome of a righteous program. Godspeed everyone.

Self mastery the life long journey, follow the blue print!

Self Mastery is a process…

DO NOT DECEIVE YOURSELF. APPLY!

7 STEPS FOR MAINTAINING A PROPER VIEW OF RIGHT AND WRONG…

GUARD YOUR PASSIONS!

ARE YOU AS SMART AS AN INSECT? OR SMARTER?

 

TWO WAYS TO DEMOLISH CHAOS. A WARRIOR WISDOM CONCEPT.

If you have read any of my articles before, you are aware that I like to help people apply what they learn easier. I do so by sharing information with practical concepts and illustrations. With that being said, meditate on this biblical, Warrior Wisdom principle.



You will find that the way to demolish chaos in your life can be found if you just embrace.

1.                                    2.

You simply must not lead with your heart. You must lead with your mind. However, you must acquire wisdom so that your mind leads your heart well. Once your are wise then you will be more disciplined with your emotions. Wisdom eventually gives you methods for dealing with chaos that can occur in your life. You become, a “master of the situation” a “master of the circumstance. Right now so many people are ruled and tormented by circumstance and situation, and thus they respond to life emotionally. This is why always say, embrace mind over emotion, method over madness. I could share pages, and pages on this topic but I think you get the point.   I write about it in my book “Harness the Power Within and Without”. I hope this post has encouraged and enlightened you. Please feel free to share, comment, and subscribe. Godspeed everyone.

A VERY POWERFUL ILLUSTRATION OF WHAT SELF MASTERY UNDER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN MEANS!

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DON’T EXPOSE YOURSELF, 8 THINGS NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS…

WISDOM FROM “THE AWARENESS FORMULA”

In my book “The Awareness Formula”I share vital information regarding safety and awareness. Below is an excerpt from my book regarding social media. It is my hope that The Warrior Wisdom Blog will inspire, entertain, and keep you and your family safe. Until my next article Godspeed.

 SOCIAL MEDIA PITFALLS

Regarding social media you must understand that the world is not your personal playground. Just as you would not like to have the front

 



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door to your home open 24/7 for anyone to take a peek at your daily activities why then would you make yourself available to a complete stranger simply because he or she had a nice profile message and picture?

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Even if you do know the person from your high school days or from the neighborhood it is always best to maintain a certain level of privacy and distance. For example everyone is not worthy of knowing:

1.Where you live (Stalking and other crimes)

2. Your luxury car (Stalking and other crimes)

3.Where you work (Stalking and other crimes)

4.Where you shop (Stalking and other crimes)

5.What vacation plans you have (this broadcasts that your house will be empty)
6.What the inside of your home looks like (blueprint for a robbery)

7.How many children your have and where they go to school (RANSOM)

8.How good looking your you or your wife or husband is (Strife in the relationship due to someone flirting with you or your wife or worse one of you entertaining the flirts)

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Please understand that when you post something on the
internet it is there forever, and that there are so many opportunities to snoop, plan, trick, lie, and gather information that even people who are not criminals like the person you knew in tenth grade or that co-worker you used to say hi to can be tempted to engage in criminal behavior. So just imagine what a seasoned criminal can do with the information you give him.

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My advice to you is to always remember that the world is not your playground, your focus should always be safety first, recognize threat indicators, process information, then determine whether you, or your family should engage in the activity in question or not. What the world tells you is “go have fun do what makes you happy Y.O.L.O” (you only live once) right? Well hopefully you can see the lack of wisdom in those statements. Thank you for visiting the Shu Ha Ri Do Warrior Wisdom Blog and for taking the time to read this article. Please feel free to browse around, there are several other very powerful articles that I guarantee you will find useful.

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VIBES ARE A BIG PART OF THE PROCESS OF “BECOMING”. KNOW THE VIBE!

KNOW THE VIBE…

Vibes are coming at you,

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with a silent hum vibes can

shape what you become.

Before vibing with a vibe

you must understand the agenda,

the reason, and the ryhme.

 The process of “becoming”,

happens through interaction

or succumbing, to a particular

vibe at a particular time.

It is vital that you understand,

that vibes can be viral…

What does a virus do?

Enters and reproduces inside of you!

know the vibe!

For more clarity about the poem you just read. What do I mean when I say vibe? A vibe< like a noun can be a person place or thing. What kind of places are negative? Clubs, many parties, some neighborhoods. What kind of things could be negative? Music, movies, certain activities, and much more.

 




You have to keep it real with yourself. You know when something is righteous or not. However, if you choose to ignore the obvious red flags, then you simply cannot be surprised at what chaos comes to your life.

Guard your passions, they shape you!

TEACH THEM WELL, ONE DAY THEY’LL LEAD…