Defects and qualities

Paulo Coelho

A warrior of the light knows his defects. But he also knows his qualities.

Some of his companions complain all the time: “the others have more chances than we have.”

They may be right, but a warrior does not let that paralyze him, and tries to make the most of his virtues.

He knows that the power of the gazelle is the ability of her legs. The power of the seagull lies in her sure aim at striking the fish. He has learned that a tiger is unafraid of the hyena because he is aware of his own strength.

A warrior seeks to know what he can rely on. He always checks his equipment, comprised of three things: faith, hope and love.

If these three are present, he does not hesitate to move forward.

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  2. maria gina valero ortiz says:

    Cualidades son todas y estas mismas se pueden transformar en defectos.
    Como no ser cualidad la posibilidad de ver un dia y otro y un bosque y otro y un rio y otro…Como no ser un don o cualidad una tierra llena de belleza y de criaturas todas diferentes y con capacidades .
    Un defecto puede ser, cuando teniendo un pequeño lugar un plato de comida y un objetivo , entonces renuncio a la paz que ello me aporta y promuevo la rabia , la envidia , el dolor y me transformo en un ser, sin nada , ya que los otros no comprenden mi situación , ni tampoco la comparten.
    UN VERDADERO GUERRERO: Se despierta cada dia y disciplina su alma y cuida su cuerpo
    Un verdadero guerrero no entiende la caida como una caida , sino como un viaje al suelo para recojer el dolor de los otros, nada de lo que le ocurre a un verdadero guerrero esta fuera de su comprención.
    Alguien que sabe quien es y a donde se dirige no duda.
    El defecto es,en todo caso la constatación de no ser un guerrero, en ningun lado esta escrito que fuera facil …la vida es la antesala de los hombres.
    Cuando nos quedemos en paz mirando el infinito , entonces la vida se nos dara en toda su belleza y con ella el mensaje de Dios.

  3. Marie-Christine says:

    or in other words : Firing on all cylinders….. xxx

  4. marci says:

    this is choice writing and thought. . .

  5. toni j says:

    faith,hope,and love, a recipe for balance within oneself.undeniable strength inside that is always ready when needed giving courage to move through troublesome waters. one is comfortable with himself and does not seek to control…*

  6. Marie-Christine says:

    “I began to understand that the promise of the world are the most part phantoms and that to have faith in oneself and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” Michaelangelo

  7. Pavlik says:

    yes, get to know you strenghts and use them in the fight!

  8. T.K. says:

    Its amazing how the equipment of a warrior are things that money can’t buy. Faith, hope and love – priceless, valuable. Amazingly each are acquired through opening yourself to life experiences.

  9. Liina.L says:

    Life is what we make it with what we have got. In other words – we all are born with different resources and personalities, we all encounter different moments in life, we learn from them differently. But succeeding in them depend greatly on how we know how to analyse ourselves: how we are able to accept or not to accept the commodities we have, what abilities we have, what we have encountered in life etc. Also how we can analyse others. But in that, we have to keep in mind that we have our own experiences, others may not have the same kind. So we shouldn’t really critisize others for who they are and/or what they do. First lets look in our own souls and get honest with ourselves, then we can think about how to make others do the same (while not forcing our ways on others, but letting them do their own thing the way they want it.).

    This is neccecary.

    All best,

  10. Alexandra says:

    Great.we all are unique.just celebrate that,instead of crying.

  11. THELMA says:

    The necessary elements of our equipment: faith, hope and love, together with ‘Divine invocation’and PRAYER.

  12. MIT says:

    It’s necessary to know and understand the target. Some times I feel lost and I really want to find my balance in live. Then, every day is a new born, but, the time past to fast, because this all day working, I don’t have time to figure out the necessary questions to move my reality where I feel more confortable.


    Maria I