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The process of rebirth is from moment to moment.
Alan Watts

 

 

When it is seen that there is neither past nor future there is no more a present, since the idea of the present has meaning only in relation to past and future.  To make an ideal of pursuing the good is like trying to get rid of the left by turning constantly to the right. One is therefore compelled to go round in circles.  To succeed is always to fail-in the sense that the more one succeeds in anything, the greater is the need to go on succeeding. To eat is to survive to be hungry.
Alan Watts

 

 

True humor is laughter at oneself.
Alan Watts

 

 

Idolatry is not the use of images, but confusing them with what they represent, and in this respect mental images and lofty abstraction can be more insidious than bronze idols.
Alan Watts

 

 

To say that the concrete reality of the human organism is physiological is like saying that the earth is so many tons or acres.
Alan Watts

 

 

Just as every point on the surface of a sphere may be seen as the center of the surface, so every organ of the body and every being may be seen as its center and ruler.
Alan Watts

 

 

Our pleasures are not material pleasures but symbols of pleasure.  Just as science overcame its purely atomistic and mechanical view of the world throu more science, the ego-trick must be overcome through intensified self-consciousness. “You” is the universe looking at itself from millions of points of view, points that come and go so that the vision is forever new.
Alan Watts

 

 

I owe my solitude to other people.
Alan Watts

 

 

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
Alan Watts

 

 

Belief is fervent hope, and thus a cover-up for doubt and uncertainty.
Alan Watts

 

 

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Alan Watts

 

 

The pine branch, being rigid, cracks under the weight; but the willow branch yields to the weight, and the snow drops off.
Alan Watts

 

 

You are a sort of nerve-ending through which the universe is taking a peak at itself, which is why, deep down inside, almost everyone has a vague sense of eternity.
Alan Watts

 

 

Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word "water" is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.
Alan Watts

 

 

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

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