"I want what ryan is smoking. (play Eastern music here while patchouli insense burns...)"
Not smoking, actually. This stuff here, ya grind up and make tea. Better have already met and wrestled with your Inner Demons, though, before you sample THIS stuff.
Then be prepared for monster moths, with gold flecks of wisdom on their wings, for to transport you to some "power" spot in the Sonoran desert.
Are ya SURE yer ready?This'll be me, and we'll meet here.
"And thus he has stumbled upon the first of his natural enemies: fear! A terrible enemy--treacherous, and difficult to overcome. It remains concealed at every turn of the way, prowling, waiting. And if the man, terrified in its presence, runs away, his enemy will have put an end to his quest and he will never learn. He will never become a man of knowledge. He will perhaps be a bully, or a harmless, scared man; at any rate, he will be a defeated man. His first enemy will have put an end to his cravings.
It is not possible for a man to abandon himself to fear for years, then finally conquer it. If he gives in to fear he will never conquer it, because he will shy away from learning and never try again. But if he tries to learn for years in the midst of his fear, he will eventually conquer it because he will never have really abandoned himself to it.
Therefore he must not run away. He must defy his fear, and in spite of it he must take the next step in learning, and the next, and the next. He must be fully afraid, and yet he must not stop. That is the rule! And a moment will come when his first enemy retreats. The man begins to feel sure of himself. His intent becomes stronger. Learning is no longer a terrifying task.
When this joyful moment comes, the man can say without hesitation that he has defeated his first natural enemy."
- Don Juan Matus[ January 20, 2004, 02:12 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]