Alan Watts Quotes

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So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. ~ Alan Watts

The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination. ~ Alan Watts

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

But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. ~ Alan Watts

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes. ~ Alan Watts

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. ~ Alan Watts

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world. ~ Alan Watts

You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you. ~ Alan Watts

                But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is. ~ Alan Watts

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. ` Alan Watts

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