An indomitable spirit is a survival tool few people understand, including teachers of wilderness skills. It's often confused with the hubris of dominance. Yet an indomitable spirit has more to do with listening, learning and faith that the land will care for you.
To quote Miyamoto Musashi, one of the greatest swordsmen that ever lived...
In order for a warrior to follow the path of Heiho, it is necessary to keep in mind that the essence of Heiho is to build an indomitable spirit and an iron will; to believe that you cannot fail in doing anything.
He went on to outline his steps to cultivate an indomitable spirit...
FIRST: Do not harbour sinister designs
SECOND: Diligently pursue the path of Niten Ichiryu (Musashi's school of Two Swords)
THIRD: Cultivate a wide range of interests in the arts
FOURTH: Be knowledgeable in a variety of occupation
FIFTH: Be discreet regarding one’s commercial dealings
SIXTH: Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters
SEVENTH: Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye
EIGHTH: Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters
NINTH: Do not engage in useless activity
For number two I replace Niten Ichiryu with the Way of the Rangers Guild. You can also interchange that with particle physics, writing, medicine or much more. As Musashi also said, "To know one thing is to know one-thousand things."
Mastery let's us experience the intrinsic depth and beauty of all things. Great learning is rooted in understanding the dynamics and patterns of all relationships. Cultivating an indomitable spirit is born from this articulate navigation and flow through the rivers of life.
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$25 Awareness and Stealth Taster Aug 22 Change the way you see and move through the world. Quiet your movements and thoughts in order to hear, see and feel a flow that cultivates and iron will and indomitable spirit.
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