|Words :: Rachelle Taylor | photos :: Pantel Photography|
As the term became mainstream in the world of yoga, appearing on tank tops, Instagram posts, and yoga DVDs, I began to ponder... What does it even mean? A quick Google search will affirm that the the term has inspired books, communities, and business names, but what exactly it means to be a love warrior remains unclear.
After much time spent inquiring into the depths of my spirit, this is what I believe it means to be a love warrior.
She understands that power comes from both strength & surrenderWhen we envision a warrior, we often think of physical strength and power. But a love warrior strength extends beyond her body, and into her heart and spirit. She finds her strength in surrender, in vulnerability, and in opening deeply.
She trusts that everything is happening as it shouldLife is hard. There are moments and circumstances that we just wish we didn't have to live through. "I don't want to / I can't endure this," is what most people feel during these times. A love warrior trusts, that the good, the bad, and the ugly is all happening just
as it should. She trusts that everything in her life is presented to her for her own evolution, and with this knowledge takes everything in stride.