Tuesday, May 16, 2006

the warrior in modern society.

in the villages and towns of europe 500 years ago the warriors trained, practiced and learned skills for the action of war, which was inevitable. there are those alive today who carry the genes of those warriors forward and live thier lives prepared for battle.
what does the warrior do in the meantime, while there is nothing to do but picnics and meetings?
the warrior waits and trains and watches the horizon for the advancing horde, as they have for centuries.
the life of the warrior is a lonely one. the warrior has no position in the city. his eye is sharp for threat as ever but he is unable to act with force because of the rule of law that has taken over the defence of our society. now bureacrats are our only defence.
the warriors must now step down.
so the warrior now looks inside for strength in restraint and ministers to those who are anxious and afraid in times of conflict and provides a different type of protection to an otherwise unprotected society.


anu said...

So today's warrior trains his mind?

dr.alistair said...

yes. it is the most important thing for all of us, the warrior included. the battle now is for our minds.