It is so easy for us to get caught up in the daily routine that we almost forget what it is to do nothing or set aside work so we can play. If you are like me, you have thought to yourself: “I can do it tomorrow” every day until it is no longer important to do whatever you continue to postpone. Alan Watts Quotes
It may sound exaggerated, but life is too short to let experiences and happiness pass by your side.
That does not mean you have to cram every day with meaningless activities to feel busy, but take advantage of what you love and living the moment.
Alan Watts, a philosopher, and writer who devoted himself to incorporating Zen practices and the experience of life in his work contributed so much inspiration and motivation to the people.
Best Quotes Of Allan
It is not news that humans take things too seriously. We think too much to the point where we get anxious. We analyze excessively and overestimate things to the point of depression.
If there was something that Mr. Watts wanted us to do, it is to enjoy life and live it as a happy dance. We are a tiny place in a huge universe, out of our eyes, there is no need to take things too seriously! Go out and enjoy this beautiful experience!
- “To have faith is to trust in water. When you swim you do not grab the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, relax and float. “- Alan Watts Quotes
This quote refers to the principle of the reverse effort. What
Mr.Watts simply means is not to force things, not to create tension. Sometimes things work better if we let them flow and simply “happen”.
Like floating in the water, it’s not about the effort we put in floating, but about letting it go! It flows like water!
Allan Watts Quotes About Life
- “The more it tends to be a permanent thing, the more it tends to lack life.” – Alan Watts.
This quote makes a lot of reference to the previous one. Trust, as some people mistakenly conceive, is not about clinging to things or people, it’s about letting go and having faith in the process.
In life, we can not cling to fears, thoughts or plans built. Any of these safety-seeking habits and trusted habits will only prevent us from moving forward and truly enjoy life. Let go and trust the waters!
- “Much of the secret of life consists in knowing how to laugh, and also how to breathe.”
- “The only zen you’ll find on the mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you.” Alan Watts Quotes
One of the biggest problems of society that Alan Watts pointed out is the intense separation between man and nature. Humans tend to see themselves as aliens who came to Earth.
We have a constant will to change, destroy and manipulate nature. We, forgetting that we are also nature, are subject to all the consequences of our actions. Global warming, the total destruction of our resources, the pollution of water … There will come a time when all of us will notice that we are connected to this world and universe, just as the roots of a tree are connected to the earth. We can not continue like this! The earth dies, we die!