Side Entrance

In Journey to Ixtlan, by Carlos Castenada, Don Juan, his teacher tells him that you either make your self miserable or you make yourself strong, either way it takes about the same effort.   I find that statement to be one of the most valuable teachings I have ever encountered.  It has been running around in my head for more than thirty years. I hope it keeps on running.
Don Juan’s teachings have certainly informed my way of teaching and developing Lost Coin. I’ve made it part of our matrix – our ground and style- because it’s so direct, so inspiring it’s so no bullshit –  true.
You either make yourself miserable or you make yourself strong. Our life, our death, our choice.
I just asked my students to join  Second Life so we can have virtual meetings there at my home in Second Life.  Its a great open-ended virtual world. (You can easily avoid the furry creatures who think you’re hot)  Some will find my request odd, others won’t.  I want it to be a kind of challenge.
You either close up and remain in what you know or you open up and embrace your changing world and life. Either way it takes about the same effort.
photo credit: scalespeeder