Weekend Quote – Carlos Castaneda


May 27, 2016
Yossi Sheriff

1st quote

Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: ‘Does this path have a heart?’ (1)

All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it. (1)

A warrior chooses a path with heart, any path with heart, and follows it; and then he rejoices and laughs. He knows because he sees that his life will be over altogether too soon. He sees that nothing is more important than anything else. (2)

(1) The Teachings of Don Juan – Carlos Castaneda
(2) A Separate reality – Carlos Castaneda
2nd quote

A father, daughter and friend at Kibbutz Shoval, Israel, circa 1961. From “Homeward Bound.”
Credit Misa Rusek
Image credit: Misa Rusek, “A father, daughter and friend at Kibbutz Shoval”, Israel, circa 1961. From “Homeward Bound.”