The 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Cat Forsley

23 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’s nomination goes to singer, songwriter, musician and fellow Warrior-Poet, Cat Forsley. Cat’s music and lyrics have been inspiring me for quite some time now, but it wasn’t until recently that I did some research on this truly amazing young woman. I stumbled upon this interview she did last year and was amazed at the grace and courage with which she has handled her visual challenges. Her courageous attitude, her charitable spirit, her faith in the Creator’s design, and her passionate and vigorous honesty makes her 1-in-100, and we are lucky to have her: http://catforsley.me/

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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8 Responses to “The 1-in-100 Warrior Award: Cat Forsley”

  1. Cat Forsley March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    “INNATE TRUTH ”
    THANK YOU ——— !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU INSPIRED THIS
    http://catforsley.me/2012/03/23/accelerated-nothing-but-love-by-cat-forsley/
    YOU ARE SO KIND MIRO …….
    I AM A LITTLE BIT WEAPY BUT IN A KINDA HUGELY HUMBLED WAY,,,,,,,
    REACHING INTO THE COMPUTER AGAIN – AND SAYING THANK YOU FROM MY HEART ………..
    BECAUSE THAT IS ALL THAT DEFINES ANY OF US ON THIS PLANET
    PEACE LOVE COMPASSION HEART EMPATHY AND LOVE
    THANK YOU MIRO !!!!!!
    ALL THE BEST ALWAYS TO YOU
    !!!!!!!
    THANKS FOR THE GRACE YOU SHARE EVERYDAY …….
    I AM SO HUMBLED …….
    SO DEEPLY HUMBLED .
    CAT ……
    WITH NO MORE WORDS FOR ONCE ! LOL …….
    PRAYING THANK YOU XX

    • Cat Forsley March 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      I JUST MAILED YOU AT YOUR PUBLIC ADDRESS TO THANK YOU ……MIRO ….. MUCH MUCH LOVE – GRACE AND PEACE ………EVERY MOMENT – EVERY SECOND – EVERY NANO SECOND !!!!!!!!!!
      I THOUGHT I HAD NO WORDS LEFT ……
      BUT I DID – AND SO MANY THANKS FOR SEEING ME AS I AM .
      AND FOR BEING NION JUDGEMENTAL AND LIKE A BIG BROTHER !!!!!
      CAT 🙂

  2. granbee March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Miro, you have such a gift for discovering these 1-in-100 warriors to share with all of us here! I am so very grateful. Reading your description of her and her response here, I would just say “double-ditto” to this right on target award to CatForsley!

  3. celestealluvial March 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Love Love Ms. Cat….she is an amazing, loving, and vibrant spirit….:)

  4. dontchawannadream March 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Oh I’m so happy for my dear friend Cat!!! 🙂 She so deserves this award.
    Thanks Miro for the interview link 🙂
    XXx

  5. pater March 26, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Bravo Catherine!!!

  6. lscotthoughts March 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Wonderful choice, Miro, and I also love your beautiful description of Cat! 🙂

  7. Sue Dreamwalker April 8, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    Hi Miro, I read this post then got diverted into Cats and seems I never returned to say How well deserving Cat is to this wonderful Award.. As I congratulated Cat ..Such a beautiful Soul and an inspiration in her own right.. Beautiful choice … Blessings ~Sue

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