Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Self-importance

"Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone."
-- Carlos Castaneda

4 comments:

marian said...

Hey--thanks for this one. I've been wanting to find this quote for years, but haven't wanted to go digging around in Casteneda to find it!

I feel that with him, as opposed to with Don Juan himself, there's always a little lingering darkness that sticks around like an aftertaste, and I haven't wanted to get in there.

eolake said...

Thank you very much.

Do stick around and comment.

marian said...

I will!

eolake said...

Goody. I appreciate well-read people.