Thursday, September 12, 2019

Magic path current challenge: feeling of your body

Our body requires attention and care. If we do not listen to it, we become vulnerable to diseases and rapid aging. During the day listen to your body signals such as fatigue, hunger, thirst, and react to it properly. Don Juan stressed in every way possible, while imparting his instruction, the fact that the enormous emphasis the shamans of his lineage had put on physical prowess and mental well-being had lasted to the present day. I was able to corroborate the truth of his statements by observing him and his fifteen sorcerer-companions. Their superb physical and mental balance was the most obvious feature about them. "...You need a pliable body, if you want physical prowess and levelhead¬edness," he went on. "These are the two most important issues in the lives of shamans, because they bring forth sobriety and pragmatism: the only indispensable requisites for entering into other realms of perception. To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, but not one of recklessness. In order to establish a balance between audacity and recklessness, a sorcerer has to be extremely sober, cautious, skillful, and in superb physical condition." "But why in superb physical condition, don Juan?" I asked. "Isn't the desire or the will to journey into the unknown enough?" "Not in your pissy life!" he replied rather brusquely. "Just to conceive facing the unknown—much less enter into it—requires guts of steel, and a body that would be Capable of holding those guts. What would be the point of being gutsy if you didn't have mental alertness, physical prowess, and adequate muscles?" C.Castaneda "Magical Passes" Type: stopping the internal dialogue Difficulty: low