Let’s answer this question the obvious way first warriors. We can start with what the Ultimate Warrior would pack in his own gear bag. Am sure there would be a water bottle, sweat towel, change of clothes, an energy drink or snack maybe, and perhaps back in the day- face paint! Your “gear” could be the same ( minus the paint) along with our personal items. Us women could use a make-up boost after sweating to a workout.
Now, let’s think more about what’s really in our gear bag. These things aren’t of a physical nature at all but should always be with us. Confidence, energy, stamina, integrity, determination, and so many other virtues have to be packed all the time. Warrior had plenty of those, do you? Some come out of the bag during that intense workout but some stay hidden always “zipped” shut. It’s not that bad when those traits are just about us but when they involve others is when an ultimate challenge begins. We can work on ourselves all the time in many areas of our lives and it’s tough. It’s even tougher when we tag team relationships into a gear bag that’s already packed full.
Our whole being and personality are packed so tight that when it gets messed up or jostled around, we panic. Hand raised here. 🙋🏻♀️ “I know I packed those socks, where are they?” If only life were as simple as a missing pair of 🧦. It isn’t just about bringing that gear bag to the gym everyday. Sometimes we empty the whole thing or simply only pack a few necessary items for a brief time. Quite the metaphor for life as you can probably figure out where this is headed. We let some people in and bring them close but then others we may not ever see at the “gym.”
Do you have a big gear bag always ready to go for anything while being throughly prepared? You could be the one who only brings the essentials and wings it depending on what workout you’ll do. The truth is warriors- we do both and are both. Everyday is not the same although it could start out that way. We may pack for something we don’t truly WANT and then find ourselves missing something we truly NEED. It’s like literally packing for weather we can’t control but of course I mean deeper stuff here.
The workout of life is much harder than just hitting the gym for a few hours. Just make sure despite what you pack, you’ll be prepared for anything because that’s how we have to be. Isn’t that the Boy Scout motto? We make sure we have our wallet, keys, and phone but we need to have our REAL stuff in there too. Your inner character counts the most as possessions can be replaced.
Warrior always brought HIMSELF along with any gear bag he might’ve had. Sure, the gyms changed over the years as did the workouts some but his essence never did. Whether he was in character as the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior, his gear bag contained his disciplines, beliefs, and passions all the same.
Let’s remember no matter where our gear bag takes us, that it’ll keep the good stuff despite any of the bad. We also can’t be so zipped up that’s it’s air tight. Open it up a little to breathe. That workout isn’t gonna be easy all the time but we show up because that’s what warriors do. If something doesn’t work anymore, get rid of it and begin again. Gear, just like relationships change over time so you need to decide what to pack and what to leave behind.
We will always have our physical selves in that gear bag but don’t forget your emotional and mental selves too. Those are just as important if not more so. What’s in your gear bag warriors? Well, only you will really know that answer as most can be the same. Once you leave your workout of life, you’ll know what you packed mattered and made a difference. Warrior made a difference and he wants us all to make one too so always believe! Unzip it and use what works, leave the rest…
P.S. All those who read my synchronicities last week with numbers, it was post number 222! How about that? 😳
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