“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.” - Don Juan
― Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan
I found out last year that my High School girlfriend was Carlos Castaneda's cousin (Hi Lopez Nellie) Yes, I dated a Yaqui Indian. I actually was reading Castaneda's books while we were together. I had no idea at the time.
On another note I found out that one of my first spiritual workshops was in a center that my friend and wayshower, John-Roger, had a hand in building through supporting the person who built it, the Cathedral of Light in Lake Whitney, Texas. Marcie White was the woman who had the vision of it and build it. J-R had been there a few times before I got there. Before I had even heard his name. I was there in 1982 and I met J-R physically in 1985.
I am just finding out about the seeds that were planted for me in my life, the path I have chosen was well laid out for me without me even knowing it. My life has had a perfection in it even though I was doubting it a lot of the time.
I will leave you with another Castaneda quote....
“The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.”
― Carlos Castaneda
May we know all of it is the wonder.
Painting by Dale Terbush