Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on gifts, learning, and world

Nothing in this world is a gift. Whatever must be learned must be learned the hard way.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on heart, life, and path

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.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on fear and worry

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A warrior never worries about his fear.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on life

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We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on worry

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Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn't worry.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on heart, journeys, work, and path

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.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on awareness, choice, day, death, facts, life, world, and path

We talk to ourselves incessantly about our world. In fact we maintain our world with our internal talk. And whenever we finish talking to ourselves about ourselves and our world, the world is always as it should be. We renew it, we rekindle it with life, we uphold it with our internal talk. Not only that, but we also choose our paths as we talk to ourselves. Thus we repeat the same choices over and over until the day we die, because we keep on repeating the same internal talk over and over until the day we die. A warrior is aware of this and strives to stop his internal talk.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on silence and struggle

The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on life, perfection, and spirit

If his spirit is distorted he should simply fix it-purge it, make it perfect-because there is no other task in our entire lives which is more worthwhile...To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey to Ixtlan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on assumptions and world

The hardest thing in the world is to assume the mood of a warrior. It is of no use to be sad and complain and feel justified in doing so, believing that someone is always doing something it us. Nobody is doing anything to anybody, much less to a warrior.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan

Contributed by: Brian

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