Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death

Written by Sky Abelar -

Death is a subject that few are comfortable with.  Yet, making death your best friend can enhance your life in ways you might not otherwise imagine.

One of the most effective practices recommended by traditional Toltec teachers, is called, “Using death as an adviser”. Deceased author of over ten books of Toltec wisdom, Carlos Castaneda said…

“Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet….In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” Seguir leyendo “Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death”

Re-Defining Your Path to Success

Why do so many people fall short of their goals, even when they actively prepare and plot out a course of action?  The answer is surprisingly simple.

Our motivations are flawed.

Oh, we formulate our plans well enough.  We envision the end results.  We plan our steps out carefully.  But there is one crucial element that we often forget.  And that is our motivation.  Or, more importantly, the fact that our individual motivations are based on words, and that these words have meanings.

This probably doesn’t surprise you.  Of course words have meanings.  There are entire dictionaries that prove that fact.

But I’m not talking about meanings in the literal sense.  I’m talking about meanings in the personal sense.  For many of us, words carry several layers of contextual meaning and association in addition to their literal meanings.  And this little fact, hidden in plain sight, is often the thread that unravels many of our best-laid plans. Seguir leyendo “Re-Defining Your Path to Success”