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"Words cannon even begin to express the amount of motivation and inspiration you have instilled in us after listening to you speak yesterday. We both went in the hopes that we would walk away with just one little tidbit of information to take back to the box with us, but we were given so much more! We walked away with an arsenal of knowledge to utilize not only in the box, but in our daily lives. Your desire to share the knowledge and wisdom you have gained over the years is contagious, and we cannot wait to get in our box on Monday to start making positive change, and to relay the new tools and skill set we learned from you. Thank you, once again, for your hard work and dedication to this sport."

— Matthew and Sarah Lucas

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First Words – A Warrior Practice

Imagine the following scene……

You are walking through a forest wilderness. The sky is absolutely clear and a soft breeze brushes against your skin. You instinctively walk along a soft path towards a clearing in the trees and come upon a pristine lake. As you look out onto the vast body of water, you notice the lake is absolutely still. The water has a glass-like quality and perfectly reflects the sky overhead, and the shoreline trees.

Into the very center of this lake, you drop a single stone. From the center of the lake, spreading evenly through the water in all directions, a ripple begins to form. This ripple radiates throughout the entire late, gradually growing in size, magnitude and speed, until the ripple gently breaks on the shore.

This image of a still body of water and the ripple like effect of a single stone, is a perfect metaphor for the stillness of mind a True Warrior cultivates through the practice of silence and First Words.

In Warrior Yoga, I teach a concept that Warriors have referred to for centuries as First Words. In this practice, after a period of silence, a Warrior brings immense awareness to their first offering of words. Scott-Cole-Lee-EWOD17NOVThe Warrior knows with certainty, just as the sun will set and rise again, that their words have manifesting power.

Our words, when spoken into the stillness of our mind, create a ripple effect throughout the entire universe. Ensure the tides of your words, when they reach the shore of your life, are full of faith, love, optimism and positive expectancy. This is the Way of the Warrior of Light.

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“Like the sound of an echo, your words ultimately play back to you measure for measure. Ensure your speak a language of positive expectancy and optimism.” – Greg Amundson

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