Quote from Carlos Castaneda:
A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.
Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
1. Is it true?
2. Can I absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do I react when I think that thought?
4. Who would I be without the thought
Turn it around.
You think the shadow is the substance.
For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn't use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.
Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice.
This is egomania.
Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything hat exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.
Think of what you speak, but speak not all that you think.
...the spirit reveals itself to everyone with the same intensity and consistency, but only warriors are consistently attuned to such revelations.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Thought is cause: experience is effect. If you don't like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking.
Do not merely think that you are great; think that you are great now. Do not think that you will begin to act in a great way at some future time; begin now.