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Empath Quiz: Understand Your Empath Personality

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Have you ever taken an Empath Quiz? It is a simple self-challenging questionnaire that helps you to figure out if you really are an empath and the type you belong to.

We define an empath as a person who is overwhelmingly concerned about the feelings and emotions of people around him/her.

But whereas, it is a desirable trait, being an empath might cost you a lot of happiness. You need to take charge of your life and steer it towards your future.

But how do you do that when all you care about is that sick child, the mentally disturbed lady, the poor mother on the streets, your sick father, and so on?

I came up with this article just for you!

This empath quiz will help you discover your personality in due time and turn your weakness to advantage.

Empath Self-Discovery Questionnaire

Below is a set of questions that you should ask yourself on your journey to self-discovery. Be honest when answering this Empath Quiz!

Do you tend to take on the fear, pain, or guilt of others and make it your own?

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It is the empath’s nature to want others to be happy. Such persons, therefore, find themselves taking and owning the guilt and fears of others. Guilt tends to bring a person’s life to a halt.

In extreme circumstances, it may make you fall into a depression and start having suicidal thoughts. As a way of coping, most empaths will become cynical and start hating everything around them.

Are you mostly uncomfortable or not fitting in a crowd?

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Empaths prefer to keep off from huge crowds such as parties, shopping malls, and nightclubs. The only way they cope in such circumstances is when they are accompanied by people they are comfortable with, or they find a way to block out most of the noise from such places.

Empaths lose their self-confidence when in a crowd. They find themselves physically present, but the spirit wanders off to a happy place. If you find yourself in a crowd, it would be wise to use any of these empath protection tools.

Is there anything you can do about it?

Yes. This Empath Quiz is just a guide. If you answered yes, you can choose to block out the noises or deal head-on with the circumstances.

If you choose the latter, surround yourself with positive people. People who inspire you! And if your friends are struggling with situations in life, keep changing the sad topics and replace them with happy vibes. A crystal for anxiety would also come in handy.

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Are you sensitive to too much light and noise?

Because they’re constantly losing both positive and negative energy from the surrounding people, empaths tend to get exhausted or feel ungrounded. If you feel this way, the energies around you will impact you more than other people. Hence, you become oversensitive to light, smell, and noise.

Do you feel the people around you are ashamed of you?

Empaths tend to shy away from people or places where they perceive they are not welcomed. Even though the people around them do not say so, the empath tends to pick up the negative energy around him/her.

They feel that they don’t look good enough or they are not the best in their profession. In addition, they tend to blame themselves for the things they perceive to be lacking. This cycle of self-loathing alienates them from others.

Do you often find yourself feeling anxious for no apparent reason? Do your friends complain that you worry too much?

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One unfortunate thing about empaths is that they get anxious over vague fears. They then tend to pass this anxiety to other empaths near them. It gets even worse for the second empath who has the anxiety and cannot explain its root cause or know how to deal with it. It becomes a vicious cycle.

Unfortunately, empaths get upset when other people are concerned about them. They take it as a sign of not trusting them enough to handle their own challenges.

But since empaths are naturally attuned to the other person, they tend to pick up the other person’s stress levels. This can drive the other person crazy with the incessant concern. Does this describe you? This empath quiz is a good starting point. Because once you know that you are an empath, you can deal with mental issues such as clinical depression.

Do you find yourself worried that you will offend someone?

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When an empath is helping another person who is going through a hard time, he/she tends to be too cautious about not hurting the other person’s feelings. So, even when the other person says hurtful things about the empath, they don’t answer back. Empaths maintain silence. Such behavior leaves the empath feeling unappreciated.

Do you struggle with over-eating or under-eating?

Empaths tend to cope with emotional stress by developing poor eating habits. Some may engage in habitual binging whereas others may develop anorexia habits. Whereas occasionally binging or fasting is not destructive, when this habit goes on for too long, it can become a health concern. You may easily become anorexic or have obesity-related complications.

Have you felt depressed or had suicidal thoughts?

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Most empaths develop clinical depression with time. They know something is not right, but they don’t know how to explain it or how to solve the situation. Hence, a mind battle rages in them for a long time.

As one negative feeling subsides, the empath picks another. This constant cycle will in the long term turn into depression. And because of the complicated nature of clinical depression, every day becomes a struggle.

Overcoming clinical depression takes more than just the will to do it. You must first understand the causes. Unlike ordinary people, empaths dealing with clinical depression are advised not to take antidepressant drugs. This is because such drugs block the empath in you.

The Verdict

If you answered “YES” to at least three of the questions in the above empath quiz, then you are definitely an empath. The first step to take now that you have discovered your personality is to accept yourself and know that the world needs you. You also need to come up with survival strategies that ensure you live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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11 Self-Help Documentaries To Watch During Your Hardest Times

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In this article, we have collected self-help documentaries that can help you to believe in yourself and your strength, be motivated to move forward and work on yourself, inspire you to see the best in life, never give up, and create your own reality. The best spiritual minds were involved in the production of these self-help documentaries, so you can open up your full potential and significantly improve your life!

Here are 11 great self-help documentaries to watch during your hardest times!

11 Self-Help Documentaries

#1 Road To Peace, 2015

“World Peace begins with Inner Peace” – Dalai Lama

In a world dominated by violence, how can we create peace in our lives? This documentary goes on an extraordinary journey with one of the greatest humanitarians of all time, the Dalai Lama. The Nobel Peace Prize winner offers a radical vision of how we can create lasting peace within ourselves and on a global level. This film demonstrates how we can create change and transform the world we live in.

#2 E-Motion, 2016

Imagine a world where everyone is manifesting from their heart the perfect creation that’s inside each of us. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity, and loving relationships abound. Imagine we are sacred, spiritual beings here for a much larger reason, serving a much higher purpose, a divine purpose.

In this documentary, E-motion Experts from around the world sharing their wisdom and negative emotion clearing techniques to light a new pathway for humanity.

#3 The Secret, 2007

In this documentary film, leading scientists, authors, doctors, and philosophers reveal the great Secret that has transformed the lives of all those willing to live it. This is The Secret to everything – joy, health, money, relationships, love, happiness… everything you have ever wanted.

The Secret” film explains, with simplicity, the Universal law that governs all lives, and offers the knowledge of how to create – intentionally and effortlessly – a joyful life filled with peace, love, well-being, and abundance. And as you learn The Secret, you too will come to know how you can have, be, or do anything you want. And you will come to know the true magnificence that awaits you in life.

#4 The Secrets Of The Keys, 2016

After Elizabeth, a motivational speaker and author, gets a life-altering call from her doctor, she must make a decision whether or not to accept a position that would have her straddling a life between two worlds.

Elizabeth comes face-to-face with her spiritual guide, Gwen, who has an intriguing opportunity for her. Gwen takes Elizabeth on a mystical journey where they encounter impressive experts eager to share the importance of 7 Keys: Appreciation, Harmony, Courage, Passion, Faith, Vibration, and Empathy.

#5 The Moses Code, 2005

This documentary begins with a simple premise – the idea that in Biblical times, the Old Testament God gave Moses a rudimentary “code,” used to “tap into” the power of Jehovah and perform miracles in day-to-day life.

The creators of this documentary argue that this same code was recently rediscovered and can still be used in the day-to-day lives of individuals, to both accelerate one’s own personal development and enhance the surrounding world in benevolent ways.

This film focuses on the power of Soul Manifestation, drawing upon our own innate spiritual ability to produce miracles everywhere we go.

#6 What the Bleep Do We Know!?, 2004

This film is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations.

Amanda, a divorced photographer, has a fantastic experience when life begins to unravel around her, revealing the cellular, molecular and quantum worlds that lie beneath everything.

She finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality. She is literally plunged into a swirl of chaotic occurrences, while the characters she encounters on this odyssey reveal the deeper, hidden knowledge she doesn’t even realize she has asked for.

#7 I AM, 2010

The documentary “I AM” is the story of a man who had it all until something happened to make him realize he might have it all…wrong. After a near-death experience, Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac decided to spark a conversation around two rarely asked questions: what’s wrong with our world and what can we do about it?

Tom Shadyac interviews philosophers, scientists, and others to find out ways that people can improve the way they live.

#8 Living Luminaries: On the Serious Business of Happiness, 2009

Living Luminaries is a profound film that asks the most vivid contemporary philosophers and theologians one question: how does one achieve and maintain peace of mind? In this illuminating new documentary, follow young seeker Sean Mulvihill as he searches for the source of happiness. From sitting at the feet of a Tibetan Lama to receiving a potion from a Voodoo Priestess.

Eckhart Tolle, Don Miguel Ruiz, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith and more “living luminaries” star in this documentary about what truly makes people happy for a lifetime, not just moments.

#9 Heal, 2017

This documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.

The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories, we find out what works, what doesn’t, and why.

#10 Discover The Gift, 2014

Within each of us, there are special Gifts simply awaiting discovery. For sister and brother team Shajen and Demian, something was missing in their lives until they tapped into the power of their own Gifts, leading to a profound personal transformation.

In Discover the Gift, Demian and Shajen, narrate and present a simple road map to a journey of self-discovery that will change your life forever. Sharing their own heartfelt, personal stories of tragedy and redemption, the brother and sister are joined by many of today’s most influential transformational leaders who will inspire you, guide you, and ultimately enable you to begin your own journey to find your Gift and the life you were meant to live.

#11 3 Magic Words, 2012

When you watch this documentary you will discover the true nature of who we really are and the power that you have. This realization and the 3 Magic Words can re-program your subconsciousness mind. If you want to change your life, or if you just want to have a greater spiritual connection, if you want to learn how to be the greatest version of who you are, the transformation has to start from within.

3 Magic Words ignites this spark so that you can be happier, have better relationships, manifest more easily, accomplish your goals, act with more compassion, and have more mental clarity.

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Feng Shui Wealth Corner: Super Effective Activation Tips

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For a long time, Feng Shui was considered a divine gift, so only members of the Imperial family had access to this sacred knowledge. The practice of Feng Shui at that time was equated to matters of national importance. Therefore, for a very long time, Feng Shui was considered a secret doctrine, which was forbidden to spread outside the Imperial Palace.

Nowadays, the popularity of Feng Shui is gaining momentum, not only in the East but throughout the world. Thus, many people are convinced of the effectiveness of Feng Shui techniques.

In this article, I want to share with you very effective tips on how to activate a Feng Shui wealth corner to attract financial success.

Magical Power Of Feng Shui

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I always say that in order to start practicing Feng Shui in your house, you need to perceive your home as a living organism that acts as a mediator between you and the Universe.

The house can tell a lot about its inhabitants. If the energy circulates freely in your house, then it is easy for you to attract money, prosperity, and happiness. However, if the energy space of your house isn’t organized properly, then it begins to stagnate energy, the energy flow is disrupted, and you start to attract all kinds of troubles. It may seem unbelievable but sometimes it is enough just to throw away old things and rearrange the furniture and your life begins to change for the better.

When we begin to use Feng Shui, we turn our house into an oasis amidst the hustle and chaos of everyday life. With a proper Feng Shui, our house becomes “an island of light, harmony, and beauty” that charges us with positive and healing energy. And through the harmonization of energy in the house, we ourselves start radiating light and harmony.

Feng Shui Wealth Corner

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According to the Bagua map, the Feng Shui wealth corner is located in the Southeast part of your house. This sector is responsible for wealth, prosperity and financial success.

If you’ve never heard about Feng Shui Bagua, read my previous articles:

Feng Shui Bagua: 8 Aspirations

The Feng Shui Bagua Map: How to Use It?

When we turn our attention to the Southeast corner of our house and adjust it according to Feng Shui rules, we are able to attract unexpected financial assistance, in addition to the salary, as well as growth in material terms.

For example, if you need money for an expensive purchase, the energy of the Southeast sector will quickly attract the necessary amount of money. If you are mired in debt, the activation of Feng Shui wealth corner will not only help solve financial difficulties but also double your finances.

5 Feng Shui Taboos For Your Wealth Corner

Before I start sharing Feng Shui tips for your wealth sector activation I want to warn you about 5 Feng Shui taboos for this sector. Check these taboos to make sure your Southeast isn’t damaged.

#1 Bathroom

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If you have a bathroom in your wealth sector then you probably noticed that it’s not easy for you to achieve your goals or express yourself in your profession. A southeast bathroom can also be a reason for the lack of creativity or problems with the lower back. And what’s most important, a southeast bathroom damages your money flow.

How to Heal?

Even if you have Southeast bathroom you don’t have to move. Don’t worry! I have some healing tools for your Wealth sector:

  • First of all, place a small mirror on the floor of your bathroom behind the toilet with a reflecting surface upwards.
  • To hold the Qi energy, tie all the pipes in the bathroom with red strings.
  • Keep the toilet lid always closed.

#2 Fireplace

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If you have a fireplace in your Southeast sector it creates a thread to the element of this sector which is Wood. As you know, fire burns wood. And since Wood is the element of money then it also destroys your finances.

How to Heal?

You can heal your Southeast by placing Water element. As you know, Water extinguishes Fire. A wall mirror symbolizes Water element. So you can just place a wall mirror above the fireplace and your Wealth sector will be healed just like that!

#3 Trash Can

Of course, it’s best to move your trash can somewhere else. But if you can’t do that then at least get a trash can with a lid and always keep it closed.

#4 Dangerous Plants

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Cacti are very dangerous plants for your Wealth sector, as their thorns spread negative energy around and damage your money luck.

In addition, you should never keep dry and withering plants in your Southeast corner, since your finances will fade along with the withering plant.

Keep healthy, green, strong and blooming plants in your wealth sector instead, and then your finances will also be “blooming”.

#5 Broken Items

Check if you keep any broken items in your Southeast sector. If so you have to fix them or through them away. Keep in mind, that everything you keep in your Southeast sector represents your financial situation. If you don’t want your finances to be “broken” you have to get rid of all broken items in your Wealth sector!

What If My Southeast Sector Is Missing?

Unfortunately, there are lots of houses/apartments where the Southeast sector is missing. If this sector is missing then people who live in such a house usually experience difficulties in finding their purpose in life, it’s hard for them to professionally express themselves, they have a lack of creativity, they may even have problems with their lower back. Such a damaged layout usually affects women over 14 years old and people with Kua 4 the most

If your house is missing a Wealth sector you can simply activate the Southeast corner in your living room. For doing this, simply use the recommendations below.

9 Ways to Activate Your Wealth Corner

Never activate wealth energy in your bedroom (even if it’s located in the Southeast)! This is due to the fact that the bedroom is dominated by the Yin energy, which is necessary for a good rest and recharging. And the wealth energy, on the contrary, is Yang. If the bedroom keeps too much Yang energy, it can lead to stress and bad rest. You can become nervous and irritable.

If your bedroom is located in the Southeast then you can activate the Southeast corner of your living room instead.

#1 Color

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Southeast corner of your house is ruled by the Wood element. Its colors are green and purple. Accordingly, to activate this sector, it is good to use green and purple colors for its decoration.

It would be perfect to place a large amethyst crystal in your wealth sector. Amethyst crystal is a great wealth activator, especially for this sector. Or, for example, put a viola plant in a pot in this sector.

#2 Wood

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Since the element of the Southeast sector is wood, your wooden furniture placed in this sector can be a great wealth activator. You can also add some wooden decorative items into your interior design.

#3 Water

According to the Five Elements Theory of Cycles, Water produces Wood. Therefore, we need to bring the Water element into our Southeast corner to “feed” our Wood.

Water objects activate and attract wealth energy. However, you should never use a rapid and strong flow of water in this sector, but to use the accumulation of water (such as a pond, pool, or aquarium) instead.

#4 Light

The Southeast sector should be well lit! If your wealth sector is in the shade, be sure to hang a lamp here, and keep it on most of the time.

#4 Number 4

Yes, you read it right! 4 is the number of wealth sector. Therefore, to activate wealth energy you can place anything in the amount of 4. For example, you can hang 4 pictures on the wall. Or it can be 4 plants.

#5 Shape

The shape that activates money energy in the wealth corner is a rectangle stretched upwards. This shape resembles the tree trunk. And as you already know, the element of the wealth corner is the Wood. So this shape symbolizes this element and thus activates wealth energy. Be sure to find some decorative items of this shape and place them in your Southeast corner.

#6 Xun Trigram

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To activate the wealth corner of your house you can use Xun Trigram. This trigram symbolizes a stable and gradual accumulation of wealth. Just print the picture of this trigram and hang it in a frame in the Southeast sector of your house.

#7 Plants

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Place the plant with round leaves in your Southeast corner. This will increase the flow of Yang energy and attract favorable Qi to your house. Moreover, the plant is a symbol of Wood element which rules Southeast. Therefore, it activates the wealth energy of your money sector.

#8 Abundance Activators

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It’s very favorable to place abundance activators in your Southeast sector:

  • Piggy bank filled with coins (symbol of money luck and abundance);
  • Jewelry box with expensive jewels (symbol of wealth and prosperity);
  • Chic bowl with fresh fruit (symbol of abundance);
  • Chocolate in golden wrappers (symbol of luxurious and sweet life);
  • Vision board.

#9 Chinese Abundance Activators

To activate your Wealth sector, you can place powerful Chinese abundance activators in your Southeast corner.

Chinese Coins

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Chinese coins are a very powerful activator of wealth energy! The fact that these coins combine two opposite principles – the masculine (Yang) and feminine (Yin) energy, the earth and heaven energy. The Yang side of the coin has four hieroglyphs, and the Yin side has two hieroglyphs. Through the fusion of Earth and Heaven, masculine and feminine energy, monetary energy is created and activated, which brings wealth and abundance.

Three Legged Toad

Three Legged Toad not only attracts financial well-being to its owner but also ensures timely receipt of money from different sources. Therefore, it is especially beneficial to have this toad for those who want to get money by a certain date. A coin in the mouth of the toad is symbolically offered to you. In no case should it be glued! It should fall out the mouth of the toad easily!

Wealth Boat

This is one of the most powerful wealth activators. Place your Wealth Boat in the Southeast corner of your house, so that it was “sailing” inwards your house.

The Bottom Line

Use Feng Shui with a good mood and a pure heart. As soon as you start practicing Feng Shui, you will see that the basic rules are quite easy to follow, and a positive result from this practice will not take long! Let all the described tips help you increase your financial luck and change your life for the better!

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30 Carlos Castaneda Quotes On Becoming a Spiritual Warrior

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In this article, we want to share with you Carlos Castaneda quotes. If you’ve read his books, these quotes will help you remember the basic ideas of don Juan’s teachings. And if you have never read his books, then Carlos Castaneda quotes described in this article will help you to get acquainted with this mysterious author and may even inspire you to read his books.

Who is Carlos Castaneda?

Carlos Castaneda is one of the greatest mysteries of the XX century. All we know for sure about this person is that he is the author of ten unique books, each of which became a bestseller, as well as the founder of the publishing company “Cleargreen Inc.“, which currently owns the rights to all his creative heritage. Any other information represents only conjectures, riddles, and assumptions.

Almost throughout his life, Carlos Castaneda hid his personal history, forbade himself to photograph (although a few photos of Castaneda’s still there), and for all life has given only a few interviews.

Carlos Castaneda was a master of hoaxes. Every time he spoke about himself, he came up with a different place of birth, different information about who his parents were, a new “legend” about himself.

His desire to escape from the human eye and avoid any certainty stems from the basic requirement that applies to the magicians of the line of Don Juan – always remain flexible, elusive, not limited to any framework, stereotypes and opinions of people, as well as to avoid any behavioral patterns and reactions. In the terminology of Toltec magicians, this is called “erasing personal history.” Based on this basic premise, we can say for sure that humanity will never know the truth about Carlos Castaneda’s life and whether Don Juan actually existed.

Carlos Castaneda Quotes

#1

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

#2

“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.” – Carlos Castaneda

#3

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“I’m never angry at anybody! No human being can do anything important enough for that. You get angry at people when you feel that their acts are important. I don’t feel that way any longer.” – Carlos Castaneda

#4

“Self-pity is the real enemy and the source of man’s misery. Without a degree of pity for himself, man could not afford to be as self-important as he is. However, once the force of self-importance is engaged, it develops its own momentum. And it is this seemingly independent nature of self-importance which gives it its fake sense of worth.” – Carlos Castaneda

#5

“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ” – Carlos Castaneda

#6

“A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.” – Carlos Castaneda

#7

“An average man doesn’t do this, though. The world is never a mystery for him, and when he arrives at old age he is convinced he has nothing more to live for. An old man has not exhausted the world. He has exhausted only what people do. But in his stupid confusion, he believes that the world has no more mysteries for him. What a wretched price to pay for our shields!” – Carlos Castaneda

#8

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your 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.” – Carlos Castaneda

#9

“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” – Carlos Castaneda

#10

“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.” – Carlos Castaneda

#11

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“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level of awareness you find yourself to be.” – Carlos Castaneda

#12

“I have no routines or personal history. One day I found out that they were no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped them. One must have the desire to drop them and then one must proceed harmoniously to chop them off, little by little. If you have no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with your acts. And above all, no one pins you down with their thoughts. It is best to erase all personal history because that makes us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people. I have, little by little, created a fog around me and my life. And now nobody knows for sure who I am or what I do. Not even I. How can I know who I am, when I am all this?” – Carlos Castaneda

#13

“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” – Carlos Castaneda

#14

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.” – Carlos Castaneda

#15

“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” – Carlos Castaneda

#16

“The world is incomprehensible. We won’t ever understand it; we won’t ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery.” – Carlos Castaneda

#17

“To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whoever or whatever you are clinging to.” – Carlos Castaneda

#18

“In the universe, there is an un-measurable, indescribable force which sorcerers call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link. Sorcerers, or warriors, were concerned with discussing, understanding, and employing that connecting link…Sorcerers, therefore, divide their instruction into two categories; one is for everyday-life state of awareness, the other is for the states of heightened awareness, in which sorcerers obtained knowledge directly from intent, without the distracting intervention of spoken language.” – Carlos Castaneda

#19

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“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

#20

“The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That’s the warrior’s way.” – Carlos Castaneda

#21

“Upon learning to see a man becomes everything by becoming nothing. He, so to speak, vanishes and yet he’s there. I would say that this is the time when a man can be or can get anything he desires. But he desires nothing, and instead of playing with his fellow men like they were toys, he meets them in the midst of their folly. The only difference between them is that a man who sees controls his folly, while his fellow men can’t. A man who sees has no longer an active interest in his fellow men. Seeing has already detached him from absolutely everything he knew before.” – Carlos Castaneda

#22

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” – Carlos Castaneda

#23

“My benefactor told me that my father and mother had lived and died just to have me and that their own parents had done the same for them. He said that warriors were different in that they shift their assemblage points enough to realize the tremendous price that has been paid for their lives. This shift gives them the respect and awe that their parents never felt for life in general, or for being alive in particular.” – Carlos Castaneda

#24

“There is no beginning, the beginning is only in your thought.” – Carlos Castaneda

#25

“What makes us unhappy is to want. Yet if we would learn to cut our wants to nothing, the smallest thing we’d get would be a true gift.” – Carlos Castaneda

#26

“A man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, but only life to be lived, and under these circumstances, his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly.” – Carlos Castaneda

#27

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Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.” – Carlos Castaneda

#28

“You take yourself too seriously, ” he said slowly. “You are too damn important in your own mind. That must be changed! You are so goddamn important that you feel justified to be annoyed with everything. You’re so damn important that you can afford to leave if things don’t go your way. I suppose you think that shows you have character. That’s nonsense! You’re weak and conceited!” – Dom Juan” – Carlos Castaneda

#29

“Nobody is born a warrior in exactly the same way that no one is born an average man”. – Carlos Castaneda

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“He said that I was a man. And like any man I deserved everything that was a man’s lot – joy, pain, sadness, and struggle – and that the nature of one’s acts was unimportant as long as one acted as a warrior. Lowering his voice to almost a whisper, he said that if I really felt that my spirit was distorted I should simply fix it – purge it, make it perfect – because there was no other task in our entire lives which was more worthwhile. Not to fix the spirit was to seek death, and that was the same as to seek nothing since death was going to overtake us regardless of anything. He paused for a long time and then he said with a tone of profound conviction, “To seek the perfection of the warrior’s spirit is the only task worthy of our manhood.” – Carlos Castaneda

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