“Without the awareness of death…

eaglesgift“Man who follows the paths of knowledge is confronted with imminent annihilation every turn of the way, and unavoidably he becomes keenly aware of his death. Without the awareness of death he would be only an ordinary man involved in ordinary acts. He would lack the necessary potency, the necessary concentration that transforms one’s ordinary time on the Earth into magical power.”

-Carlos Castaneda

Someone commented that my remark about approaching death was odd. Well, you see I have all these things inside my head, all these books I have read over the years, and all these concepts that I have embraced. Usually because the truthfullness of them is so apparent, it cannot be denied. One of the things in my head is this constant nagging thought about death, and how little time we have on this planet. It keeps me focused, and keeps me from lapsing into complacency. It keeps me moving and doing. It keeps me intense and this very attribute helps to ward off flaky people. So, Is that odd? Maybe. Would I change? Never!