“When we live in our bodies we understand that it’s more satisfying to be than to have. When we’re embodied, love becomes more important than being right.

… To live in the body is to live truly in the condition of being human–what we know is that we’re helpless and vulnerable. We’re going to die. That frightens us. It also gives us choice. If we are someday going to die, we have a choice to live, to fully embody our destiny as human beings. …

We keep ourselves busy running from this painful recognition… To be with our desperation and need, instead of masking it with knowledge is an evolutionary choice. To live in uncertainty, but with aliveness and immediacy, demands the courage and durability of a warrior.”

Richard Strozzi-Heckler
“In Search of the Warrior Spirit – Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Military”