A couple of people have casually asked me what the title of my blog, “The Dancing Paladin,” means or implies. It implies quite a lot, actually, and, I’ll devote this post to talking about it. In a nutshell, it is, for me, an idealistic, romantic symbol of how I aspire to live.
Today I answer the question that I began in my last post.
This is actually a topic that I could easily fill an entire book in order to fully explore it in all its subtleties and ramifications, so, if anything, this post is only an introduction, not a complete exposition of my personal vision of True Strength.
As I suggested in the previous post, True Strength is not mere physical might or stamina. You could lift a horse and still be a wimp when it comes to True Strength.
Given that this is my first official entry for this blog, I thought I’d elaborate a little more about what the blog will be about in ways that the “About” page, in the name of brevity, does not.
I have already written, on my “About” page, about how The Dancing Paladin is about my philosophy of living a life that is both successful (in whatever sense you want that word to mean) and highly virtuous.
The ideas that I will be writing about here are a result of a lifetime (so far, relatively short, I admit) of non-stop searching, reading, thinking, experimenting, changing and adapting. Most of it will be my original content. Occasionally, some of it may be material by others that I want to share. Some of it will be actual, practical tips; some of it will be just ideas that will be for you to decide what to do with. Continue reading