“A Warrior goes to knowledge as they go to war, wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret their steps.”
We don’t necessarily feel we’re in a war, but we are, we’re in a war with ignorance, lack of Awareness, habit, “Should,” ego, assumption, ingrained perceptions and beliefs, and more. Shifting to the perception of being at war keeps us vigilant, alert, paying Attention beyond the obvious and known. Above all, it keeps us from being cocky, a death sentence in any kind of war.