"You have to be aware of the uselessness of your self-importance and of your personal history.
Your death can give you a little warning, it always comes as a chill. Death is our eternal companion, it is always to our left, at an arm's length.
How can anyone feel so important when we know that death is stalking us. The thing to do when you're impatient is to turn to your left and ask advice from your death. An immense amount of pettiness is dropped if your death makes a gesture to you, or if you catch a glimpse of it, or if you just have the feeling that your companion is there watching you"~ Don Juan, JOURNEY TO IXTLAN, Carlos Castaneda
I was 17 when my then girlfriend gave me the 3 volume set of Carlos Castaneda's writings on Don Juan. It was pivotal for me. I remember saying to myself...My God, this is real.
The magic is real. There are true Wizards and Holy Men in this world. Find the one inside of you.
Painting by Nicholas Roerich (thank you Ruth Drayer)