Friday, December 25, 2009

Meandering here and there . . .

Today is the birthday of Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998), author. He is best known for his book, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge.

"A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting." - Carlos Castaneda

"All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!" - Carlos Castaneda

"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use." - Carlos Castaneda

"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Castaneda

"The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die." - Carlos Castaneda

"The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity." - Carlos Castaneda

"Death is our eternal companion. It is always to our left, an arm's length behind us. Death is the only wise adviser that a warrior has. Whenever he feels that everything is going wrong and he's about to be annihilated, he can turn to his death and ask if that is so. His death will tell him that he is wrong, that nothing really matters outside its touch. His death will tell him, I haven't touched you yet." - Carlos Castaneda

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