How to Be Unstoppable
I learned how to scream.
I was in a circle of trees, staring into the scorching summer sun. Someone was beating a drum. My teacher kept shouting. I didn’t even know I was resisting until he asked, “How can you get the benefits of this if you don’t really scream?” I realized I had never screamed before. I was limiting myself for no fucking reason. It made me angry.
I screamed uncontrollably. I screamed from my gut, doubling over until all of my fear rode tears down my cheeks and disappeared in the dust. For a moment there was no worrying about looking good or doing it right. There was only the scream and the sun.
And then I walked barefoot on top of burning coals professing to the forest that I AM UNSTOPPABLE.
And leapt through the air three stories high in a canopy of trees.
Again exclaiming, “I AM UNSTOPPABLE!!!!!!!!!!”
And landed knowing that I am on this earth to dance and teach and create and radiate health and love.
I am UNSTOPPABLE. Self doubt has no place in my life, and neither does distraction or negativity without a lesson to be learned.
We are warriors.
And there is no end to our celebration and devotion to the light. We carry it on from centuries passed. Never wishing our situation was better. Instead, as Jim Rohn said, we keep wishing we were better. Because that’s what warriors do.
Carelessness is my enemy. I focus on meaning.
Purpose is my armor. I slay distraction and confusion.
Connection to everything is my sword. Self is but an expression of all.
A Warrior’s Creed
by an anonymous 14th Century Samurai
I have no parents: I make heavens and earth my parents.
I have no home: I make awareness my home.
I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.
I have no divine power: I make honesty my divine power.
I have no means: I make understanding my means.
I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secret.
I have no body: I make endurance my body.
I have no eyes: I make the flash of lightening my eyes.
I have no ears: I make sensibility my ears.
I have no limbs: I make promptness my limbs.
I have no strategy: I make ‘unshadowed by thought’ my strategy.
I have no designs: I make ‘seizing opportunity by the forelock’ my design.
I have no miracles: I make right action my miracles.
I have no principles: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.
I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
I have no talents: I make ready wit my talent.
I have no friends: I make my mind my friend.
I have no enemy: I make carelessness my enemy.
I have no armor: I make benevolence and purpose my armor.
I have no castle: I make discipline my castle.
I have no sword: I make absence of self my sword.