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The Warrior of Light and his World – Paulo Coelho

The Warrior of Light and his world

The Warrior of Light is always trying to improve.

Each blow of his sword carries with it centuries of wisdom and meditation. Each blow has to have the force and the skill of all the warriors of the past, who still continue to bless the combat. Each movement of the fight honors the movements that previous generations have tried to transmit through tradition.

The Warrior of Light enhances the beauty of his blows. Although he behaves like a child.

People are shocked, because they forget that children need to enjoy themselves, play, be a little irreverent, ask inconvenient and immature questions, say silly things.

And they ask, horrified: “And this is the Spiritual Path? He isn’t even mature!”

The warrior feels proud at that comment. He keeps in contact with God through his innocence and joy, and acts in this way because at the beginning of his fight he affirms to himself:

“I have Dreams.”

After some years he realizes that it is possible to reach where he wants to go. He knows that he will be rewarded.

At that moment the great joy that filled his Heart disappears. Because on his travels he has discovered the unhappiness of others, the loneliness and frustrations that afflict so many people. The Warrior of Light then feels that he does not deserve what he is to receive.

When he learns to handle his sword, he discovers that his equipment has to be complete – and that includes armor.

He goes out to look for armor and hears what some vendors propose to him.

“Wear the breast-plate of solitude,” says one.

“Wear the shield of cynicism,” answers another.

“The best armor is not to get involved in anything,” suggests a third.

The warrior, however, does not listen to them. He goes serenely to his Sacred Place and dons the indestructible cloak of Faith.

Faith softens all blows. Faith changes poison into crystal-clear water.

His angel whispers to him: “Yield everything.” The warrior kneels down and offers his victories to God.

This deliverance obliges the warrior to stop asking silly questions and helps him to overcome his feeling of guilt.

And if, even so, he still feels unworthy of his reward, a Warrior of Light always has a second chance in Life.

Like all other men and women, he was not born knowing how to handle his sword. He makes many a mistake before discovering his Personal Legend.

No man or woman can sit down in front of the Fire and tell the others: “I have always acted properly.” Those who claim this are lying and have not yet learned to know themselves. The true Warrior of Light has already committed injustice in the past.

But during his journeys he realizes that the people to whom he has acted unjustly always cross his path again.

That is why the Warrior of Light has the impression of living two lives at the same time. In one of them he is obliged to do everything that he does not want to do, fighting for ideas that he does not believe in. But there is another life, one that he discovers in his dreams, readings, and meeting people who think like he does.

The warrior lets both lives draw close to one another.

“There is a bridge that connects what I do with what I would like to do,” he thinks. Little by little his dreams take over his routine, until he realizes that he is ready for what he has always wanted.

So, a little bit of daring is enough to transform the two lives into just one.

This is his chance to undo the bad that he caused. A chance that he always seizes without any hesitation.

- Paulo Coelho

“El Aleph”, Paulo Coelho

Reflexiones de un Guerrero de la Luz: “El Aleph” -  Paulo Coelho

William Blake solía decir: “Podemos ver el infinito en un grano de arena, y la eternidad en una flor”. En realidad, basta un simple momento de armonía interior para que tal cosa suceda.

El gran problema radica en esto: casi nunca nos permitimos alcanzar ese estado: el momento presente en toda su gloria.

En ocasiones, se nos presenta de manera completamente casual. Estás caminando por la calle, te sientas en determinado lugar, y de repente el Universo entero está allí. Lo primero que surge son unas inmensas ganas de llorar –no de tristeza, ni de alegría, sino de emoción. Sabes que estás comprendiendo algo, aunque no consigues explicártelo ni a ti mismo.

En la tradición Mágica, a este tipo de percepción se la conoce como “zambullirse en el Aleph”. El ser humano tiene una enorme dificultad en concentrarse en el ahora; está siempre pensando en lo que hizo, en cómo podría haberlo hecho mejor, en cuáles son las consecuencias de sus actos, en por qué no actuó como tenía que haber actuado. O, si no, le preocupa el futuro, lo que va a hacer al día siguiente, las medidas que deben adoptarse, el tipo de peligro que lo espera en la esquina, la manera de evitar lo que no desea y de conseguir lo que siempre ha soñado.

Pero, al fin y al cabo –empiezas a preguntarte-, ¿hay algo que esté realmente equivocado?

Sí que lo hay, y se llama rutina. A ti te parece que existes por el hecho de ser infeliz, así como otras personas existen en función de sus problemas, y viven hablando compulsivamente sobre ellos: problemas con sus hijos, sus maridos, la escuela, el trabajo, los amigos.

No se detienen a pensar: yo estoy aquí. Soy el resultado de todo lo que sucedió y sucederá, pero estoy aquí. Si hice algo mal, puedo corregirlo o al menos pedir perdón. Y si hubo algo de bueno en mis acciones, eso me va a permitir sentirme más feliz y más conectado con el momento presente.

Concéntrate en tu Aleph, y verás que confiar un poco en la vida no te hace ningún mal, sino muy al contrario: te permitirá vivirlo todo con más intensidad. Lo que perturba tu verdadero encuentro con la vida proviene de lo que tú llamas “pasado”, y espera una decisión en lo que conoces como “futuro”. Eso mismo entorpece y contamina el entendimiento, dificultando la comprensión del presente. Trabajar basándose apenas en la experiencia supone repetir soluciones viejas para problemas nuevos. Conozco a mucha gente que sólo consigue alcanzar una identidad propia cuando empiezan a hablar de sus problemas. Porque estos problemas están vinculados a lo que consideran “su historia”.

 

El fundador del arte marcial conocida como Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, decía:

“La búsqueda de la paz es una manera de rezar, que termina generando Luz y calor. Olvídate un poco de ti mismo, entiende que en la Luz está la sabiduría, y en el calor reside la compasión. Al caminar por este planeta, procura percibir la verdadera forma de los cielos y de la tierra; eso será posible si no dejas que el miedo te paralice, y decides que todos tus gestos y actitudes se correspondan con lo que piensas”.

Si confías en la vida, la vida confiará en ti.

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