A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on warrior, ordinary, and awareness

My benefactor said that when a man embarks on the paths of sorcery he becomes aware, in a gradual manner, that ordinary life has been forever left behind; that knowledge is indeed a frightening affair; that the means of the ordinary world are no longer a buffer for him; and that he must adopt a new way of life if he is going to survive.  The first thing he ought to do, at that point, is to want to become a warrior...

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Seperate Reality, Pages: 149..50

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on ordinary and view

Original details are very ordinary, except to the mind that sees extraordinariness. it's not that we need to go to the Hopi mesas to see greatness; we need to view what we already have in a different way.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Writing Down the Bones, Pages: 75

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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