- Elaine Brewer
The Peaceful Warrior
We are not meant to live in a constant state of survival mode. This does not mean that we want to take away the fight or flight response from our warrior but that we want to make sure it's being activated at the correct and appropriate times. When you become sympathetic dominant the Fight or Flight response tends to activate very quickly, often prematurely or when there is not an active or imminent threat.
At Humble Warrior Wellness Center we want to create a modern-day warrior who is given the education, tools, and practices that allow them to balance out their autonomic nervous system when they come back from a hyper-vigilant work environment. The methods and ambiance of HWWC invite the warrior to return to a state of homeostasis. This allows them to be present and at ease so they may maintain healthy, harmonious relationships and lives.
War and peace must go hand in hand. You need to train for both or the warrior can become irritable, paranoid, shut down, and unbalanced.
I love this Japanese proverb:
A young warrior apprentice asks, "Master, you talk about and preach to me the ways of peace. Yet I have learned from you deadly techniques of combat and the tactics of war. How do you reconcile the two?” The master gracefully squats, chooses a flower, and plucks it. “My disciple: it is better to be a warrior tending to his garden than a gardener in a war.”
We get it.
Warriors need to be able to go out and do warrior shit but when the battle is over, it is time to come back and be able to tend to your garden.
And that is what Humble Warrior is all about.
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