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Alan Watts Quotes On Love Life and Peace 2022

Alan Watts Quotes On Love Life and Peace 2022

1. “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.” ― Alan Watts

2. “We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” ― Alan Watts

3. “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” ― Alan Watts

4. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ― Alan Watts

5. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the God made for fun.” ― Alan Watts

6. “No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” ― Alan Watts

7. “A scholar tries to learn something every day, a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.” ― Alan Watts

8. “The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.” ― Alan Watts

9. “It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” ― Alan Watts

10. “Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” ― Alan Watts

11. “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”― Alan Watts

12. “Stay in the centre, and you will be ready to move in any direction.” ― Alan Watts

13. “It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”― Alan Watts

14. “Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”― Alan Watts

15. “Just as true humour is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.”― Alan Watts

16. “A scholar tries to learn something every day; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.”― Alan Watts

17. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”― Alan Watts

18. “The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”― Alan Watts

19. “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”― Alan Watts

20. “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” ― Alan Watts

21. “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” ― Alan Watts

22. “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” ― Alan Watts

23. “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” ― Alan Watts

24. “No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” ― Alan Watts

25. “You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.” ― Alan Watts

26. “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it to work, realize it is played.” ― Alan Watts

27. “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” ― Alan Watts

28. “Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.” ― Alan Watts

29. “No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.” ― Alan Watts

30. “When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.” ― Alan Watts

31. “The world is filled with love-play, from animal lust to sublime compassion.” ― Alan Watts

32. “One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.” ― Alan Watts

33. “What we have to discover is that there is no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.” ― Alan Watts

34. “Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences.” ― Alan Watts

35. “If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed.” ― Alan Watts

36. “Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.” ― Alan Watts

37. “Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” ― Alan Watts

38. “It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.” ― Alan Watts

39. “It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” ― Alan Watts

40. “People become concerned with being more humble than other people.” ― Alan Watts

41. “Jesus was not the man he was as a result of making Jesus Christ his personal savior.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

42. “The source of all light is in the eye.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

43. “You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

44. “When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.” ― Alan Watts

45. “the future is a concept—it doesn’t exist There is no such thing as tomorrow There never will be because time is always now. That’s one of the things we discover when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking. We find there is only present, only an eternal now.” ― Alan Watts

46. “Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

47. “I owe my solitude to other people.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

48. “In reality, there are no separate events. Life moves along like water, it’s all connected to the source of the river is connected to the mouth and the ocean.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

49. “Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure – attractively packaged but inferior in content.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

50. “Philosophers, for example, often fail to recognize that their remarks about the universe apply also to themselves and their remarks. If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

51. “We know that from time to time, there arise among human beings, people who seem to exude love as naturally as the sun gives out heat.” ― Alan W. Watts

52. “The morning glory which blooms for an hour differs not at heart from the giant pine, which lives for a thousand years.” ― Alan Watts

53. “A man does not really begin to be alive until he has lost himself until he has released the anxious grasp which he normally holds upon his life, his property, his reputation and position.” ― Alan W. Watts

54. “You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” ― Alan W. Watts

55. “Just as money is not real, consumable wealth, books are not life. To idolize scriptures is like eating paper currency.” ― Alan Watts

56. “It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.” ― Alan Wilson Watts

57. “I have no other self than the totality of things of which I am aware.” ― Alan W. Watts

58. “The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.” ― Alan Watts

59. “Instant coffee, for example, is a well–deserved punishment for being in a hurry to reach the future.” ― Alan W. Watts

60. “To travel is to be alive, but to get somewhere is to be dead, for as our own proverb says, “To travel well is better than to arrive.” ― Alan W. Watts

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