Reflections of the Warrior of the Light

By Paulo Coelho

A warrior of the light often becomes discouraged.

He thinks that nothing contains the emotions he hoped to awaken. Many afternoons and nights he is forced to remain sustaining a position he has conquered, without any new event to bring him back his enthusiasm.

His friends comment: “perhaps the fight is over.”

The warrior feels pain and confusion upon hearing these comments, for he knows he has not yet come as far as he wished. But he is stubborn, and does not abandon that which he set out to do.

Then, when he least expects it, a new door opens.

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Reflections of the Warrior of the Light – Fighting the one you love

By Paulo Coelho

The warrior of the light sometimes fights the one he loves.

He has learned that silence means the absolute balance of the body, spirit and soul. The man who preserves his unity will never be dominated by the storms of existence; he has the strength to overcome the difficulties and move forwards.

However, he often feels challenged by those whom he teaches the sword. His disciples call him to combat.

And the warrior shows his capability: with a few blows, he throws down the students’ weapons, and the harmony returns to the place where they are gathered.

“Why do that, if you are so superior?”, asks a traveler.

“Because, in this way, I keep open a dialogue,” answers the warrior.

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