Carlos Castaneda

Came across Carlos Castaneda through a YouTube video sent to me by a friend, the video clip is below.


It talks over lucid dreaming with Robert Waggoner which I thoroughly enjoyed listening to because I love dream-work and have an interest in how I as well as others, can progress themselves using this technique.

Here are my favourite Carlos Castaneda quotes;


 A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what you heart tells you… Look at every path closely and deliberately.  Try it as many times as you think necessary.  Then ask yourself alone, one question… Does this path have a heart?  If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.


We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong.  The amount of work is the same.


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


A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.


Death is the only wise advisor that we have.  Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so.  Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch.  Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet’.


All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time.  The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberately waiting, so that when his cubic centimeter pops out he has the necessary speed, the prowess, to pick it up.


Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men.  Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.


Seek and see all the marvels around you.  You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else.


Anything is one of a million paths.  Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path: if you feel you should not follow, you must not stay with it under any circumstances.


Beware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing.


Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.


I definitely have some reading to catch up on!

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I have.

Happy Monday 🙂




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