The following quote was written by Carlos Castenda. In it, Casteneda writes that Don Juan speaks of Unbending Intent. He almost seems to contradict himself in that he tells Castaneda that a warrior is fluid, flexible, and unpredictable. A warrior has no routines. In fact, the warrior intentionally disrupts any routines that happen to form.
On the other hand, he was training Carlos to have “unbending intent.” He said, “The average man’s connecting link with intent is practically dead, and warriors begin with a link that is useless, because it does not respond voluntarily. In order to revive that link, warriors need a rigorous, fierce purpose — a special state of mind called unbending intent. Continue Reading