“Living as if I am no
Since we all live
under the Mushroom Cloud and Starship Earth, you need to be
honest about how ingrained into the
depths of your sub-conscious is the Warrior practice
of “living as if I am your enemy.”
Your body, mind and spirit is so
attuned to waging Endless War on the intimate, personal, social,
cultural and spiritual levels that to start
breaking-down one aspect of this body-mind-spirit set is to
send an tremor through all aspects of your life.
“Living as if I am your enemy”
is nurtured by dreadful fear—and is the defining
characteristic of someone who has been traumatically
stressed because of abuse. This dreadful fear always comes back to being
a fear of one’s own self.
As a Warrior’s Quest child—in the Nuclear
Age—you learned to fear Others as Intimate Enemy and this in turn
took root as a dreadful fear of yourself. The primary
heartfelt act of the Warrior’s
Quest is to live as if you are everyone’s
How to counter this
Warrior’s Quest vision and practice?
Honestly, if Earthfolk
told you, or felt themselves, that you had to “change the world,
right away!” then you’d feel paralyzed.
You’d say, “I can’t do that. I’m just me. Even
if I embrace my beloved, our vital zest is
so puny.” True, this very sense of “I”
or “we” as not being able to do anything that can actually
stop the madness of nuclear war is a result of the very practice of
seeing Others as your enemy—perversely, you become
your own Intimate Enemy.
How to practice?
There is no pat script to read or rote act to emulate.
Rather, and this is the challenging part, how you practice
living as if you are no one’s enemy is something you
must imagine, and it is a practice
you must define and develop.