ɴᴏʙᴏᴅʏ ɪꜱ ʙᴏʀɴ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀʀɪᴏʀ. ᴡᴇ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴏᴜʀꜱᴇʟᴠᴇꜱ ᴏɴᴇ.
Carlos Castaneda said, "To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other."
1. ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀʀɪᴏʀ ɪꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ᴀ ꜱɪᴍᴘʟᴇ ᴍᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴏꜰ ᴡɪꜱʜɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴏɴᴇ.
Remember the timeless adage, "wish in this hand, sh*t in this hand, see which fills up first." Blowing on dandelions and wishing upon shooting stars is practical magic, !f-
you believe in your own power to walk the: vision, the wish, the desire, the belief from it's energetic imprint, into material form; from thought, to matter.
To make something matter, it must be shaped i n t o matter: concrete, tangible, earth form. Dreams and desires are intangibles which are attainable with action. No action, no results; no wishes fulfilled.
2. ɪᴛ ɪꜱ ᴀɴ ᴇɴᴅʟᴇꜱꜱ ꜱᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴡɪʟʟ ɢᴏ ᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴠᴇʀʏ ʟᴀꜱᴛ ᴍᴏᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴏᴜʀ ʟɪᴠᴇꜱ.
I said in a previous post,
"a ninja is patient. a ninja practices."
We exist in a high speed, immediate gratification environment. We forget P³: patience, persistence and practice. As morbid a thought may be, no one is getting out of here alive. It's just an accurate fact, a hard truth. If you wish to exist in a physical state of your abstract desires; you must be patient, persist and practice. 'Til the end.
3.ɴᴏʙᴏᴅʏ ɪꜱ ʙᴏʀɴ ᴀ ᴡᴀʀʀɪᴏʀ.
We are born with infinite potential. Yes. However, potentiality is developed. It is developed with: patience, practice and persistence. It is developed, t h r o u g h o u t our lifetime.
4. ᴡᴇ ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ᴏᴜʀꜱᴇʟᴠᴇꜱ ᴏɴᴇ.
If it is an absolute given that the struggle will go on to the very last moment, then we are prepared to perpetually persist. What the f*ck else do you plan to do with your time? If you have something better to do with your time, your energy, your years; do that. But, do not wish to be: something, someone, anything more than you already are unless you are committed to the becoming. The unfolding, the journey, the adventure, the efforting, the laboring, the blood, sweat and tears await you. Prepare for battle. xox
•Carlos Castaneda was an anthropologist who wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide; published in 17 different languages. His first book, "The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge" was published in 1968. Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe: perspective, paradigm, practice, training, magic and mysticism in shamanism he cultivated under apprenticeship of a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named don Juan Matus. He was dubbed, "Godfather of the New Age Movement" by TIME magazine in 1973! Apparently, our modern "new age" is really the, "I thought you knew, age."