I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing.”
― Paulo Coelho, Aleph
It seems that most of my path the last three years has been about exploration and expression. It has been and hopefully will continue to be one of the most creative periods of my life . It has also been one of growth where new ideas and concepts have been tested against each other and themselves and much has been added to my view. Oh I have no plans to stop tho I have a feeling this next year is leading me towards more practicality in addition to the art and the writing I love. It’s been an amazing journey and as always I can’t wait to see what comes next.
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Leaving the Studio by G A Rosenberg
Emerald Vision by G A Rosenberg
“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
― Carlos Castaneda
“You’re nuts!” She told me. “Totally strange, I never know what’s gonna come out of you”.
“I’m a Libra”, I replied “The most balanced sign.”
She just shook her head. In reality I misstated the truth. Well, besides the fact that the Sun being in Libra when I was born is just one of many influences in my chart. Libras aren’t the most balance sign but the ones who strive for balance the most. Sometimes I think it comes naturally. When things seem to be going too well in any one aspect of my life, I tend to find a way consciously or unconsciously to upset it in another. Note I said consciously not intentionally. I tend to have an intense curiosity about different viewpoints and have gone out of my way to understand different lifestyles by experiencing them from the inside. In my youth, this led to experimentation with religious cults, substances (tho oddly enough no drug ever attracted me enough to cause addiction tho a few I had to decide to stop), economic status and just about everything else I could try. Most of these ended, I wouldn’t say badly but definitively.
Day and Night by G A Rosenberg
Mech Mandala by G A Rosenberg
“Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.”
–Charles de Lint
That’s not to say there’s not a place for warriors. Warriors of Light illuminating the darkness. Shadow Warriors to expose the light. Peaceful warriors to live the truth. Yet we need our sunrises, and rainbows, the dreams of five year olds and the millions of other every day things that enlivens and inspires us.
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Island in Space by G A Rosenberg
Posed Strength by G A Rosenberg
“A Warrior never gives in to fear when he is searching for what he needs. Without love, he is nothing”
I’ve been contemplating what it means to be a warrior a bit lately. I present now some of the conclusions I’ve come to..
Does being a warrior mean knowing how to fight in a physical sense?
Only in the sense that part of a warrior means being prepared physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for whatever may come.
Does it mean being warlike and aggressive?
It means standing up for yourself and whatever has become important whether it be ideals, archetypes or people.
Most importantly, it means standing up to fear, using it and rising above it. Even if what you fear lies within yourself…
–g a rosenberg
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Light Warrior by G A Rosenberg