“I really felt I had lost my body, don Juan.”

“You did.”

“You mean, I really didn’t have a body?”

“What do you think yourself?”

“Well, I don’t know. All I can tell you is what I felt.”

“That is all there is in reality — what you felt.”

A conversation between don Juan Matus and Carlos Castaneda, from The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

The context of the above quote is a conversation between don Juan and Carlos about Carlos’ frightening experience with the ‘little smoke’ [humito]. It’s a good meditation on what is ‘reality’, what is ‘real’.


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