Alan Watts Truth Quotes

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them. - Alan Watts

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.

Alan Watts

More and more we try to effect an adaptation to life by means of external gadgets and attempt to solve our problems by conscious thinking rather than unconscious 'know-how'. This is much less to our advantage than we like to suppose.

Alan Watts

Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated.

Alan Watts
If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate. - Alan Watts

If you can't meditate in a boiler room, you can't meditate.

Alan Watts

I have realised 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

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.

Alan Watts
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. - Alan Watts

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.

Alan Watts

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events--that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies--and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.

Alan Watts

There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. You cannot talk yourself into it or rouse it by straining at the emotions or by dedicating yourself solemnly to the service of mankind. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hating oneself, through calling self-love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love.

Alan Watts
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There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. - Alan Watts

There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied.

Alan Watts