Alan Watts was the leading Western Zen philosopher and author. Alan has written many books including Zen and The Beat way, Man Women The Supreme Identity: An Essay on Oriental Metaphysic and the Christian Religion, The Wisdom of Insecurity, Myth and Ritual in Christianity, The Way of Zen, Nature, Man, and Woman, 1959 Beat Zen Square Zen and Zen, 1960 This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience, Alan also had a popular radio show in the 60’s in the Bay area.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Brilliant Alan Watts video on worrying
I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
Best Alan Watts Quotes