Welcome traveller to The Pen, The Sword, and the Mind! I am Shinken del Fénix; a poet/writer/artist as well as:
- An adherent to Way of the Samurai
- A nonconformist
- Novice Humanist chaplain interested in serving all although my focus will be both the artistic and existentialist/humanist/atheist communities.
Really, my duty is to all and I believe that cultivating myself as a man of compassion, culture, creativity, and honour will render me a more effective member of humanity. I also believe that our world is in deepest need of those few possessed with imagination, integrity, and passion.
The world dreams of creative warriors; existential heroes who are passionate about authentic self-creation while pushing themselves past real or imagined limits. This blog is my personal articulation of meaning making through a warrior-mind state. My goal is to discover who I am through self-creation while inspiring others with my epistles .