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  • Writer's pictureby Essence Diaries

Lies are lies only if you have personal history!

Here’s a passage from Journey to Ixtlan when don Juan explains to Carlos Castaneda the importance of erasing personal story.

To simplify, just remember;

You're the only owner of your own destiny.

“I have no routines or personal history. One day I found out that they were no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped them. One must have the desire to drop them and then one must proceed harmoniously to chop them off, little by little. If you have no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with your acts. And above all no one pins you down with their thoughts. It is best to erase all personal history because that makes us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people. I have, little by little, created a fog around me and my life. And now nobody knows for sure who I am or what I do. Not even I. How can I know who I am, when I am all this?”

Journey to Ixtlan


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