the beast of fear
December 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
finished the eagle’s gift by carlos castaneda. carlos’s books are very engaging, now that the book is finished i somehow miss it, i feel somewhat connected to his group, and i feel i know and like a few of them.
the book starts very mysteriously; unknown happenings, magical figures and spirits of the dead warriors connected with the chichen itzas and other power places. then it continues by unraveling these mysteries and connecting them back to the memories of carlos. and of course, throughout the book you are provided by different techniques and practices of warriors.
below are few quotes that i like from the book:
you can lead people to truth, but you can’t make them understand it
i am already given to the power that rules my fate,
and i cling to nothing, so i will have nothing to defend,
i have no thoughts, so i will see,
i fear nothing, so i will remember myself,
detached and at ease, i will dart past the eagle to be free
a warrior knows that he is waiting, and knows also what he is waiting for, and while he waits he feasts his eyes on the world