“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 just a few years ago that my college 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.
Life's synchronicities and perfection aren't always apparent in the moment. The miracles are just behind the illusions of life.
“The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.”
― Carlos Castaneda
Peace inside of me and peace to Ukraine and Russia.
May we know all of it is the wonder.
Art by Amédée-Julien Marcel-Clément (1873 - 1950): Fishing Boats at Sunset