Wisdom for Warriors-5
In walking the path of the warrior, which we all are, whether we know it or not, the concept that comes from the ones who walked before us has one word that rings through, again and again and again.
And that word is Totality.
Totality, in the totality of it’s meaning, en-compasses everything: obvious, not-so-obvious, gross, subtle…. all the polarities by which we define our world.
Walking the path requires totality of attention, dedication, will and self.
Your whole self, with it’s fullest attention, engaging the totality of your reality. That, at any rate, is the goal.
The beauty of that goal is that in it’s achievement, it implies being fully in the moment.
Here and Now and NowHere. Because your totality encompasses everything, past, present, future.
Now anyone who has even dipped a toe in the pursuit of “esoteric” or better yet, “exoteric” understanding, knows that being in the moment is the goal, at which point, goals themselves dis-appear.
Via Carlos Castaneda and Tales of Power, the Nagual Don Juan Matus, in his inimitable style, says it so it cuts to the bone, even through it, thus…
“The totality of ourselves is a very tacky affair,” he said. We only need a very small portion of it to fulfill the most complex tasks of life. Yet when we die, we die with the totality of our selves. A sorcerer asks the question, “If we are going to die with the totality of ourselves, why not, then, live with that totality?”.