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Choiceless Journey

September 13, 2010

Basic warriorship is appreciating who we are, what we are, where we are. Such appreciation and investigation may bring up fear and many questions. Fear becomes our study material, which in turn becomes our working basis. We begin to realize we have no choice but to work with fear and then to step over fear and hesitation. Because our journey is choiceless, we develop a further sense of warriorship. We actually identify ourselves as warriors, and beyond that, we become citizens of the Shambhala world, the warrior's world.

From "How to Invoke Windhorse" in Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery, page 115.

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