1-in-100 Warrior Award: somkritya

16 Mar

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~Heraclitus

What exactly is a warrior? Someone who wears a suit of armor and swings a sword around? A participant in a war? Nothing more than a soldier?

If these are the thoughts that spring to mind, think deeper.

A warrior is more than weapons and armor. It is a way of life. It is the belief that the greatest purpose in life is service to others. It is grace amid frustration, peace amid turmoil, and strength amid weakness and misery. We most often use this word to describe the brave men and women who risk their lives in the military and law enforcement to ensure our freedom and safety, but warriors are actually all around us. They’re in factories. They’re in offices. They’re in schools. They’re in hospitals, both as doctors and nurses, and as patients.

Courage. Honesty. Fearlessness. Grace. Peace. Service to others. No complaints. Nothing thought of as a blessing or a curse; everything simply accepted as another challenge to be conquered.

They’re not perfect, and don’t try to be, because they know such aspirations are futile. But they do the absolute best they can with what they’ve been given. Warriors no longer have potential. They are potent! They understand that knowledge is knowing, but wisdom is doing. And they are a very rare breed: as Heraclitus once said, only one out of every one hundred is a true warrior. This award is named in honor of those words and that truth. The symbol of the sword is used to represent their courage and strength, and the symbol of the feather quill pen represents their grace, beauty and creativity.

This week I’d like to nominate a fellow warrior I greatly admire, Soma Mukherjee of http://somkritya.wordpress.com. Her writings always contain a blend of wisdom, strength and playfulness necessary to keep one’s wits about them in this often times unwise, weak and far too serious world. A beautiful heart and a warrior’s spirit, she’s 1-in-100 and we are lucky to have her: http://somkritya.wordpress.com/

 

Guidelines for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Warriors are not motivated by awards or fame. They see awards not as an opportunity for the ego to rejoice, but rather an opportunity to honor other warrior brothers and sisters. To acknowledge and honor the rarity of the warrior, it is recommended that the recipient passes this award on to only *one* other blogger that they feel goes above and beyond to serve and inspire others, and who maintains their grace and positivity even in the face of difficult challenges, such as health issues, tragedy, injustice or loss.

Once an author is given the award, they may continue nominating one new blog author once a week, month, year… or whatever seems appropriate. It’s like a knight’s ability to bestow knighthood onto another whenever they choose. But only one at a time. The patience of a warrior is required.

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9 Responses to “1-in-100 Warrior Award: somkritya”

  1. Deb March 16, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    An excellent choice. Soma is very worthy of this award!
    Hugs, xx

  2. Step On a Crack March 16, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Good Morning!
    I nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! That you are indeed!
    http://step-on-a-crack.com/2012/03/15/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Peace, Jen

    • Miro March 16, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Aw, thanks so much Jen, gratitude. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  3. lscotthoughts March 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    I agree, Miro, Soma is another perfect recipient of this award~

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Lauren

  4. Soma Mukherjee March 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Thank you so much Miro its such an honour you are always inspiring and encouraging others so much.
    will post about it asap:)
    wish you a great week end 🙂

    • Miro March 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Thanks Soma, hope your weekend is fun and productive! Shine on, sister warrior! 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  5. granbee March 20, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    You have made me most anxious to visit Soma! I have seen her comments on many blogs I follow and will now hop right over there. Your warrior award always carries a lot of weight with this ol’ granbee!

  6. Lopa April 1, 2012 at 2:41 am #

    I love Soma’s blog extremely!
    She is a true inspiration, just like your poems. 🙂

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