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The Hapki way - power and humility

To live the "Hapki" way is - among other things - to conceal your power, and to have a sense of humility born of self-assurance.

Someone insults you - walk away. They insult your family - walk away. They block your way in the road - walk around them.

Why? Because your abilities are not meant for such petty things, and because walking away does not threaten your ego. You know who you are, and you know what you can do.


- Wael Abdelgawad

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Comment by Wael on July 10, 2014 at 1:28pm

Thanks for your comments, Daniel. I've never really had a problem with ego. I fought a lot in my 20's and early 30's and looking back, I've come to realize that all those fights related to invasions of my personal space. It's only now that I'm seeing the common theme. One happened when I was on a bike and a vehicle cut me off, endangering me. Another on the bus when a man walked down the aisle and brushed my face with a newspaper. Another when someone stood too close behind me in line. Etc.

What would happen in the past, for example, would be that someone would be standing too close to me and I would react and put a hand on his chest to move him away. I might say something like, "Back up! You're too close." The guy would get offended, push me back or try to hit me, and the fight would be on.

Even now I find these kinds of things very annoying, but I'm able to control myself and not react, or sometimes speak to the person politely and say, "Could you give me some space, please? You're standing too close."

On the other hand, when people insulted me in the past I always walked away. It was just the personal space issue that was a trigger. I don't know why I never realized that about myself before.

Comment by Daniel McCullar on July 7, 2014 at 4:22pm

A true and powerful warrior knows their abilities and has no need to prove themselves.

A warrior does not get easily provoked as doing so clouds the mind and exposes their abilities.

A warrior does not intentionally put themselves in harms way needlessly as this could cost them their lives or the lives of others. (In older times this was important to keep in mind as needlessly and ignorantly losing you life or becoming crippled robbed you master of a warrior and you of your duty. The same can be said of a warriors family today.)

A warrior does not engage in needles confrontation as that is the ego acting. A warrior always works on the dangers of letting their ego control them.


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