About Warrior Spirit

In Buddhism, the Spiritual Warrior is one who combats the only true enemy: self-ignorance. He or she seeks enlightenment not to escape the suffering of this world, but rather to be of service to others, to alleviate their suffering, to show them the way, and only once all beings have been inspired thus does the warrior move on.

That is the core of Warrior Spirit: achieving excellence for the sake of helping others. This encompasses all areas of life: physical, mental, professional, emotional, social, spiritual, and material.

To master oneself requires knowledge of how to take care of one’s own body (health, fitness, nutrition, martial arts, movement), how to sharpen one’s mind (psychology, skill development, lifehacking), how to help and understand others (social dynamics, human behavior, compassion), how to achieve success in this particular world (career development, personal finance, wealth creation), and all other aspects of life.

In coaching and on the blog, I boil it down to three core practices:

  1. Developing a powerful presence
  2. Overcoming fears and living courageously
  3. Inspiring others

Cultural references can be found in Dan Millman’s The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Chogyam Trungpa’s Shambhala: The Spiritual Path of the Warrior.

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Raood February 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

You are an inspiration! I enjoyed reading your reflections on life, books, jobs, training, ..etc.

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Robin Horton October 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

Love this. Bravo. Onward!

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Nadia Hassounah October 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Khaled, this blog is incredible. This is such a good way to help explore and understand yourself. You are an excellent writer and I find your blogs very enjoyable to read. Very inspirational!

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Khaled October 24, 2010 at 12:34 am

Thanks. I try to speak to the issues that people our age are dealing with. Please share the link with anyone else you think might be interested. The only way I get new readers is through word of mouth. Be sure to keep in touch

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Megan April 30, 2011 at 1:02 am

Hey There. I would like to email you but can't find your contact information on the website. I've established a project that shares similarities to your work http://www.thegraduateguru.com. You can shoot me an email at megantmorrison@gmail.com

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Khaled May 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

Sorry my e-mail should be on my about page. I've put it up now. It is warrior@khaledallen.com.

Your website is awesome! It is very inspiring, and I've already shared one of your articles.

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Charles Gilmore October 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Very impressed with your piece on toughness vs. strength in the Art of Manliness. Looking forward to your future posts.

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Khaled October 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thanks! I’m happy to have your support as a reader.

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Thomas Callens October 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Khaled; Excellent article on tough vs strong. I have been following “The Way” for most of my life(now 65 and retired). Welcome! Here are a couple of thoughts you might find interesting: 1) Watch out for the sun! Two years I recovered from stage 2 melanoma. Minimal clothing and lots of time trail running and kayaking led to the problem. Now I cover myself with sun block and stay in the woods more and on the water less. 2) Footwear. After trying almost everything on my feet I have settled on Steger Mukluks and Moccasins for both summer trail running and winter
hiking. Their tracker moccasins are excellent for wild land trails. I can feel the ground details but still have traction and a little padding. 3) Iron shirt qigong is excellent for training the body for martial arts and any of the other bumps in life that arise. Beating yourself may,at first, feel silly but by learning to direct body energy to the point of the hit is very necessary for an active lifestyle. 4) Last, but not least. An excellent book by someone who “went native” and changed his whole lifestyle in the process. The name of the book is(ready for this?) “Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam” by John Gabriel Stedman. Be sure to get the John Hopkins University press edition. This is not edited like some of the others. Stedman learned how to live the native way and survive when almost all of the 800 men in his expedition died. Bare feet,little or no clothing,swimming every day and eating natural food helped do the trick. One of my favorites. Check it out. Thank you for the excellent article and I look forward to reading many more.
Tom Callens

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Khaled October 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Thanks for the advice Thomas. I actually do take a lot of care to protect my skin. Even in really hot climates, I’ll wear long sleeves and pants. I just don’t like the chemicals in sunblock. That book sounds right up my alley, so I’ll be sure to check it out. Thanks for reading.

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Thomas Callens October 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

Khaled; Just a little more information on the book that I told you about earlier. Amazon has a paperback edition that can be purchased used for around $5.00. The title is”Stedman’s Surinam” by Richard and Sally Price. It is an excellent abridged edition. I just purchased a copy and read it again (5 times so far). John Stedman is a man who in the 1700′s adapts to the most trying conditions and thrives. Lots of useful information for ” modern man”. I think you will enjoy the story and be able to use the challenges he faces for your web site. Keep up the good work I really enjoy reading your Warrior Spirit!

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Ella Cooper April 15, 2014 at 7:25 am

Why martail arts like Kung-Fu etc are related to Buddhism……?

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