Does a warrior need victory via the subjugation of others?
Thinking beyond its basic representation of a lethal weapon, the sword can be seen as a tool to help in the quest of self realisation. The only thing to be severed is the ties to ones ego, defeating the imbalance that resides within.
I believe a true warrior values empathy, compassion & humility.
Think, meditate, study and understand others and how they feel.
Know yourself. The true and honest essence of yourself. Honour and cherish it. Live it.
The flute that soothes your spirit is carved from the very wood that is hollowed with knives. Khalil Gibran
Special thanks to Sensei Spencer Franks