When Opportunity Knocks

[blockquote source=”Carlos Castaneda”]”All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimetre of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between the average person and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this and stays alert, deliberately waiting, so that when this cubic centimetre of chance pops out, it is picked up.”[/blockquote]
How many of us are looking for opportunities? Let me rephrase that, how many of us are actively looking for opportunities? Would you recognise an opportunity if it were presented to you? Better yet, would you have the courage to seize the opportunity?

I’m wondering how many opportunities do we get presented a day that for a split second we recognise it as an opportunity, but then just as quickly dismiss the opportunity with an excuse, whether that be something like


“That’s a great opportunity, but I don’t think I could do it”


“That’s a great opportunity, but I don’t have the money for it.”


“That’s a great opportunity, but my partner would never go for it.”


“That’s a great opportunity, but the kids are settled in school and I wouldn’t want to unsettle them now.”

Or any other of the 100 ways we dismiss opportunity with an excuse.

As Castaneda suggests, the warrior, on the other hand, and by warrior I mean a person who is fully awake and actively lives their lives instead of living life in the consensus trance, the warrior seizes the opportunity right then at that moment, without hesitation because they are confident that they know what to do when they don’t know what to do.

How many opportunities will you be presented today? How many of them will you seize?

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