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Great words of Alan Watts

“You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.”

“Faith is a state of openness or trust.”

“Never pretend to a love which you don’t actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.”

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

“A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.”

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”

“Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.”

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

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