is a blend of saint and soldier; this is a complete person. If you
are not a soldier your sainthood will be kicked around. If you are
soldier, not a saint, you will start kicking others around." Yogi Bhajan
Wimps or Warriors*
Nam! In the wake of the attention that's been given for and against gun ownership, and the use of firearms, I find myself recalling with a wince and shudder on one hand, and a smile and headshake on the other, an experience from many years ago.
I was conducting a survival and gun safety course in a mixed group of women and men. While discussing gun safety I observed a young woman reluctantly pick up a handgun between her thumb and forefinger as if picking up a dead mouse. The vision has stuck with me ever since. The frequent media attention and talk about guns and gun violence causes me to recall that silly albeit sad scenario to this day. Silly because it looked so comical; sad because it is so indicative of where I see the mind set of too many women, today.
*Wimp: Anyone who fails to do or complete something as a result of fear or lack of confidence. See Why Don't Sikh Women Tie Turban? Warrior: Anyone who fights the good fight, whether in war, politics, or on the job.
a woman is attacked by a gun-toting assailant, her
chance of survival diminishes greatly if she has no training
in survival skills, including martial arts and
of where you stand on gun control, knowledge of firearms and martial arts equates with strength; ignorance
of firearms and martial arts equates with weakness.Hari Singh Bird
Woman Warrior's Code of Honor
By God's grace I acknowledge my fears, and I stand tall in the face of danger.
By God's grace I invoke the strength of my body, mind, and spirit.
By God's grace I am true to myself, and I stand for virtue.
By God's grace I acknowledge my weaknesses, and I never flaunt my strengths.
By God's grace I do not abuse that which I have learned, and I remain alert.
By God's grace I pledge to keep up.
By God's grace I pledge allegiance to God and country, and I leave no one behind. --
Are The First Teachers
It's incumbent on those who know, to teach those who do not know.Hari Singh Bird
A woman who is not a leader is a miserable person. A leader has three things.
First thing, leader has to sacrifice; second thing, leader has to stand alone; and
third, leader has to lead. And leader has to lead by example, by action and by word.
A leader is one who can stand on the top of the ladder and can stay balanced and
alone. So basically, if you do not want to be the leaders, and you do not want to
lead the home, lead the family, lead your environments, with grace, with courage
and with intelligence, you will have nothing in your life... The Siri Singh Sahib
children, not dependent children. Give your children
the basic values to face their own tomorrows, not be blinded by yours. Make
them proper personalities, not helpless puppets. Position them for success; do
not paralyze them with the commotion of your emotions. The Siri Singh Sahib
Basic aspects of you as woman are not in your sensuality and in your dramas.
You are not only the givers of life, you are the manufacturers of character. Whatever
character you will give to your children, that shall be their future. The Siri Singh Sahib
Your reliability will give people the courage to trust you.
Their trust will give you the power to carry a situation. A leader
carries and serves people. Learn to lead as a ‘seva’ (to sacrifice your
time and resources for the benefit of others without wanting anything in
return); people will love you, you will continue to expand. The Siri Singh Sahib
Children have intrinsic leadership traits, which prepare them for life.
These must translate positively into the lives they lead as citizens of the world.
These are: Service, Justice, Courage, Compassion, Decisiveness, Reliability,
Integrity, Initiative, Knowledge, Loyalty, Enthusiasm, Endurance. Hari Singh Bird
security is local."
"Security is the absence of risk."
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