How I Became A Warrior – by Jeff Foster


Hello friends. I thought I would read out a poem for you that I wrote called HOW I BECAME A WARRIOR. Thank you for all your feedback. I know it’s touched many of you, and thank you for sharing it. I wanted to read it out for you. HOW I BECAME A WARRIOR…. Once, I
ran from fear so fear controlled me. Until I learned to hold fear like a newborn. Listen to it, but not give in. Honour it, but not worship it. Fear could not stop me anymore. I walked with courage into the storm. I still have fear,
but it does not have me. Once, I was ashamed of who I was. I invited shame into my heart. I let it burn. It told me, “I am only trying
to protect your vulnerability”. I thanked shame dearly,
and stepped into life anyway, unashamed, with shame as a lover. Once, I had great sadness
buried deep inside. I invited it to come out and play. I wept oceans. My tear ducts ran dry. And I found joy right there. Right at the core of my sorrow. It was heartbreak that taught me how to love. Once, I had anxiety. A mind that wouldn’t stop. Thoughts that wouldn’t be silent. So I stopped trying to silence them. And I dropped out of the mind,
and into the Earth. Into the mud. Where I was held strong
like a tree, unshakeable, safe. Once, anger burned in the depths. I called anger into the light of myself. I felt its shocking power. I let my heart pound and my blood boil. Listened to it, finally. And it screamed, “Respect yourself fiercely
now!”. “Speak your truth with passion!”. “Say no when you mean no!”. “Walk your path with courage!”. “Let no one speak for you!” Anger became an honest friend. A truthful guide. A beautiful wild child. Once, loneliness cut deep. I tried to distract and numb myself. Ran to people and places and things. Even pretended I was “happy”. But soon I could not run anymore. And I tumbled into the heart of loneliness. And I died and was reborn
into an exquisite solitude and stillness. That connected me to all things. So I was not lonely, but alone with All Life. My heart One with all other hearts. Once, I ran from difficult feelings. Now, they are my advisors, confidants, friends,
and they all have a home in me, and they all belong and have dignity. I am sensitive, soft, fragile,
my arms wrapped around all my inner children. And in my sensitivity, power. In my fragility, an unshakeable Presence. In the depths of my wounds,
in what I had named “darkness”, I found a blazing Light
that guides me now in battle. I became a warrior
when I turned towards myself. And started listening.

61 thoughts on “How I Became A Warrior – by Jeff Foster

  1. If you’re reading this then it was written for you! You’re awesome and you’re never alone because I care about you. I love you ❤️. Here; take this big fat hug 🤗. 💜

  2. Wow. Thank YOU, Jeff. Hearing this felt like a long-awaited gift I didn't expect to arrive.

  3. Thank YOU so much Jeff🙏 this is inspiring, deep and so loving😍 thank you for igniting the fire that burns it all down to what it really is….a guide to that power that reveals the connection that already is there and never has left and never will ❤🤗

  4. After listening to that, the anxiety I’ve been experiencing all day, just lifted away ❤️

  5. You are a gift Jeff. Thank you for reading THIS poem so beautifully.
    Please come to England soon…its so lovely when you post something too ❤🙏

  6. Dear Jeff: How your poem resonates with my own voyage, so beautiful. Thank you so much.

  7. Stunningly beautiful Jeff, touches the depth of my heart with infinite gratitude, tears running, smiling… my heart one with all other hearts 😍 Thank You so much for sharing your heart !!All Love 🙏❤️

  8. very beautiful, strong, uplifting, nspiring and touching. Thank you so much!

  9. Wow, so beautiful and deeply touching.
    You speak right out of my soul and my heart!
    Thank you very much for sharing this, Jeff.
    Thank you also for sharing your Love and your writings in your newsletters. They are so familiar and beautiful.
    Loads of Love from Berlin your way, Kerry-Ann.

  10. I have learned So much from this man He has opened me up to my feelings and to have the courage to 'Be" with my feelings Respect and Gratitude to You Jeff ♥️🙏

  11. Once, I had doubt about this path.
    But your words enter my heart so freely, doubt becomes very silent.
    Thank you for supporting me to be a warrior too.

  12. Hello Jeff , on a besoin d'une traduction française , très intéressant de pouvoir suivre vos enseignements, merci.

  13. Thank YOU with all my heart… I am trying the same. The smile in your face shows me the way… With Love…

  14. Thank you so much Jeff for sharing these words. They reach into the depths of my being. I would love a transcript!

  15. This moved me deeply. Tears were flowing at the end of it. Thank you! 😍

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