Discovering Your Warrior Spirit with D.J. Vanas
(D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas / DVD / NR / 2021 / PBS)
Overview: Host D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas (Ottawa) teaches us to tap into the power of our warrior spirit and outlines how service is the most fulfilling human endeavor we undertake on our warrior journey.
By applying Native American traditions and philosophy to the challenges of everyday life, Vanas inspires us to find and empower the warrior in each of us.
DVD Verdict: In Native cultures, warriors developed skills necessary to be an asset to their tribe. Today, the warrior spirit means using our creator-given talent and ability to be an asset to the tribe we serve. That tribe may be family, community, coworkers, or friends.
Discovering Your Warrior Spirit with D.J. Vanas provides a clear and compelling guide to creating a more rewarding and satisfying life, leading viewers to recognize and use their assets, leverage their own strengths, and have a positive impact on others.
As we follow along, the program provides a clear and compelling guide to creating a more rewarding and satisfying life, leading viewers to recognize and use their assets, leverage their own strengths, and have a positive impact on others.
As we emerge from the global pandemic, many are examining their lives and seeking a more meaningful path. The message of “Discovering Your Warrior Spirit” is as timely as it is timeless.
“We’ll explore powerful, timeless Native American warrior principles that provide a roadmap to navigate challenging times, create clarity, renew strength, express your warrior spirit and serve others,” Vanas explains.
"A warrior fights for something bigger than self, leads by example, and isn’t focused on what they can get but what they can do for others. In a constantly changing world, the traditional warrior concept remains unchanged.”
Vanas’ personal path informs his work. Born to impoverished teenage parents, he graduated from the Air Force Academy and became a decorated Air Force captain, a best-selling author, and a sought-after motivational speaker.
He is an enrolled member of the Ottawa Tribe of Michigan. “I learned the warrior path has little to do with the images of warriors I saw in movies and books,” says Vanas.
“I learned through tradition that being a warrior is not for personal gain, glory or ego — it is a call to serve others.”
In short, Discovering Your Warrior Spirit with D.J. Vanas shows us how to keep growing, keep learning, and keep sharing.
“Getting older is automatic but getting better is not,” Vanas says. “Getting better is by design. When we purposefully continue to grow, gather wisdom, and share it with others in our tribe, we are fulfilling the role of an elder… and the world needs that now more than ever. Warriors don’t retire, they evolve.” Highly recommended! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
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