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Quote of the Week – Responsibility in a Marvelous World

June 9, 2010

For the average man, the world is weird because if he’s not
bored with it, he’s at odds with it. For a warrior, the world is
weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable.
A warrior must assume responsibility for being here, in this
marvelous world, in this marvelous time.

~ from the Warrior Sayings of Don Juan

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  1. June 9, 2010 6:03 pm

    ….dude… my favorite, don Juan.

    (you know, I’ve read various critiques and analyses of Castenada, some saying how he was re-hashing Socretes (see today’s Post at the WD) and other less than complimentary reviews), but I have read Castenada’s series more times than I can remember because the “characters are so likeable”.
    Not sure how appropriate it is to apply this term to characters in philosophical tracts, but it is true.
    One of my favorite bits of advice from don Juan is about using your death as your advisor. Saying that every decision might be your last is strong, but adding to it the idea that if one is concerned about a situation then turning to your death (three feet to your left) and asking if this issue (whatever it might be) is really, really terribly important will most likely get a response to the effect that other than your inevitable death, well it makes it appear that most of lifes challenges are pretty workable.
    Or something to that effect.
    Completely recommend Tales of Power, in this book is a summation of the path described in the previous book that is most excellent.
    Great quote.

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