Shambhala is the code of the Warrior as interpreted by Tibetans. They are fueled by Windhorse, which is translated as basic goodness. Windhorse is omnipresent, and it is the Warrior’s commitment to be aware of Windhorse existing at all times. Basic Goodness exists within all people, and seeing the goodness of others encourages that type of behavior. The Warrior’s strength is Bravery, and their skill is Gentleness. To be able to confront any conflict with a Gentle spirit is to carry the most graceful resolution. We need more Warriors. I see the women uniting and coming together to empower one another, which is really vital because women will be the leaders of our future societies - they have to be as the type of leadership that’s being called forth is nurturing, not competitive. Us men have to check each other to help us check ourselves as well. The idea that men receiving love from other men is a show of weakness is absolutely ridiculous. Men are stronger when we work together. Homophobia is a giant distraction that keeps young men, be they brothers or friends from closely bonding. I’m just putting it out there that my preference is that we open up our mouths and speak the truth of our experience. We can take notes from each other and learn from each other’s “mistakes”. Bravery is being allowed to be vulnerable. It is the coward that turns away from being seen, that prefers to spy. There is nothing wrong with the coward, except for the fact that he or she is cowardly. Let us work together to cultivate a greater sense of connection, so that nothing is so scary that we need to hide from it. Shine light on that that requires attention. I ache for the day when we are all our own leaders. In the meantime, since leadership is being called forth by the masses. Let us hold ourselves accountable as leaders and messengers. With open communication anything is possible.