A Good Warrior


A good warrior is never violent.
A good fighter is never offensive.
A great victor defeats his opponent,
but not by challenging him.
A great commander is humble.
This is called the power of none-contention.
This is also called making use of the effort of others.
To follow this is to follow the pattern
of the subtle law of the universe.

Lao Tzu




sources: Sitting Bull; Lao Tzu
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Collection; Sitting Bull, Warriors


55 thoughts on “A Good Warrior

  1. Absolutely right, a warrior is a protector of his/her people and follows a higher purpose. There is no place for anger. Only for your path. Thank you for sharing this 🙂 X

  2. The American Indian is a person with heart, unlike the white settlers who were fierce and determined and filled with the lust for land at any cost, even that of their own humanity.

  3. Thank you Eddie for sharing the wisdom of those who help us reflect on words which sometimes are taken too literally. Warriors are those who defend spiritual values, this is done in different forms at different stages of human development. Today a ‘warrior’ is one who is willing to sacrifice self for the betterment of humanity. We all try in our own ways to contribute to this unity by pondering on the deeper meaning of words such as the ones you have quoted, so thank you.

  4. Dear Eddie, your thoughts are very inspirational. This is one of my favorite ones, about Sitting Bull. I didn’t know who he was until I traveled to Montana and wanted to learn more about him. Thank you for sharing his picture and his words.

  5. Thank you for sharing these wonderful words, which are true, and we can’t be reminded often enough.

  6. Great words, thank you for sharing! Very apt also for my day, working with the theme of the wounded warrior with my past life clients… a theme close to my heart! ❤

  7. Thanks for sharing those very wise words from Sitting Bull & Lao Tzu. As a union steward this is something like the creed I tried to follow when helping coworkers, and dealing with management.

  8. I’ve always loved Chief Sitting Bull’s words above and Lao Tzu’s ring so wise and true.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Wise words from Sitting Bull and Lao Tzu. And we must not forget about the law of attraction… Thanks for sharing this beautiful post, Eddie. Enjoy the weekend.

  10. The first thing you are taught in most Martial Arts is how to control your mind and the instinctive reaction of your emotions to lash out.
    Only after you’ve mastered and engrained this into yourself will you be taught how to defend yourself.
    The LAST thing taught is how to harm and kill others!

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