"Seers maintain, naturally, that awareness always
comes from outside ourselves, that the real mystery
is not inside us. Since by nature the emanations at
large are made to fixate what is inside the cocoon,
the trick of awareness is to let the fixating
emanations merge with what is inside us. Seers
believe that if we let that happen we become
what we really are--fluid, forever in motion, eternal."
"The degree of awareness of every individual
sentient being depends on the degree to which
it is capable of letting the pressure of the
emanations at large carry it."
Carlos Castaneda "The fire from within" 1984
"I am going to disclose to you a warrior's
secret. Perhaps you can call it a warrior's
predilection. The life of a warrior cannot
possibly be cold and lonely and without
feelings because it is based on his affection,
his devotion, his dedication to his beloved.
And who, you ask, is his beloved? I will
show you now.
His love is the world. He embraces this
enormous earth. The earth knows that he
loves it and it bestows on him its care.
That's why his life is filled to the brim
and his state, wherever he'll be, will be
plentiful. He roams on the paths of his
love and, wherever he is, he is complete.
This is the predilection of a warrior.
This earth, this world. For a warrior there
can be no greater love. Only if one loves
this earth with unbending passion can one
release one's sadness. A warrior is always
joyful because his love is unalterable and
his beloved, the earth, embraces him and
bestows upon him inconceivable gifts.
Carlos Castaneda "Tales of power" 1974