Sunday, January 24, 2010

To Live As A Warrior

Do yourself a favor today - read these words and then consider the source.

To Live As A Warrior

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.

Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.

Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

Live right so when it comes your time to die, you will not be like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, who weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

- Tecumseh
The Great Shawnee Warrior and Statesman
(Courtesy of The United Tribe of Shawnee Indians)
The quality of a message is given by the result of a simple query - Does it stand the test of time?
Tecumseh hasn't taken a breath on this Earth since 1813.  I am 100% certain that this message passes the test.

To Live As A Warrior appears in the book On Combat by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman - Page 261.

1 comment:

Ettore Grillo said...

The fear of the death not always is negative. In my case it started my spiritual quest of searching for God, the immortal soul, the mind, the life after the death. Because of this quest I began to travel and in these travels I came across to many extraordinary people who helped me. These encounters were in Rome, in London, in Paravati, in New York and so on.
The book I have recently written deepens many religious issues. I want to draw it to your attention, as you may be interested in it. The title is “Travels of the Mind” and it is available at
If you have any questions, I am most willing to offer my views on this topic.
Ettore Grillo