The delusion

We suffer from the delusion that the entire universe is held in order by the categories of human thought, fearing that if we do not hold to them with the utmost tenacity, everything will vanish into chaos.

~Alan Watts

Wave

You and I are as continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. The ocean waves, the universe peoples. But we have been hypnotized—literally hypnotized—into feeling and sensing that we exist as separate entities inside our own skin.

~Alan Watts

The art of living

The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

~Alan Watts

Miraculous

When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was.

~Alan Watts

Zen

Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.

~Alan Watts