“The practice of meditation is taking your seat in the warrior’s world. Then, throughout your life, meditative awareness shows you how to regain your balance when you lose it, and how to use the messages from the phenomenal world to further your discipline. The practice of meditation also allows you to be completely grounded in reality. Then, if someone asks, ‘How do I know that you are not overreacting to situations?’ you simply reply, ‘My posture in the saddle, my seat on the earth, speaks for itself.’” — from the Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book and Card Set (via Ocean of Dharma).
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