Geoff Hudson-Searle

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The Teachings of Don Juan - your path.....

The Teachings of Don Juan - your path.....


Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any 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 to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.

This question is one that only a very old man asks. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the bush, or into the bush. In my own life I could say I have traversed long long paths, but I am not anywhere. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. One makes you strong; the other weakens you.

Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.”

― Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

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Randall Burns

5 years ago #8

Great quote Geoff Hudson-Searle! Big fan of Carlos. You may find this interesting, particularly the closing quote;

Geoff Hudson-Searle

5 years ago #7

Truly, Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris Thank you for your kindness and words.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

5 years ago #6

It's posts like this one that make beBee stand out. Sure the technical articles on LI are informative and enjoyable, but it's posts like this that linger in the mind, because they have heart...

Geoff Hudson-Searle

5 years ago #5

The ability to create a path with heart in my opinion is the product of a unique combination of your inner self, competencies, mindset and abilities that you can tap into again and again to achieve your biggest dreams. That’s an important thing to remember because each journey with your heart in your life will evolve. Many path's will be started, some will end, but more often they will morph along the way, because material success is never a final destination.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

5 years ago #4

Great words of wisdom Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I love the quote by Henry David Thoreau 'As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.'

Ali Anani

5 years ago #3

A path with a heart even may not take you anywhere, still a path with heart makes a joyful, stress-free and joyful journey. Very profound and interesting idea Geoff Hudson-Searle. I take your path because my heart falls in love with it.

Ali Anani

5 years ago #2

"Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary".

Geoff Hudson-Searle

5 years ago #1

Pleasure Billy, always great to hear from you and my prayers are with you and the community for a speedy recovery through these troubled times. Take good care of you and the families.

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