Does This Path Have a Heart?

“This question is one that only a very old man asks. My teacher told me about it once when I was young, and my blood was too vigorous for me to understand it. Now I do understand it. I will tell you what it is: Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same: they lead nowhere ... in my own life I have traversed long, long paths, but I am not anywhere. My teacher’s question has meaning now. 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.”

(From, “the Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge”, by Carlos Castaneda)

1 comment:

  1. the mindful wanderings of a prayerful heart!!