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Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot,
by Alan Watts

Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot,
you know.
- Alan Watts

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

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty -
is exceedingly powerful.
- Alan Watts

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

 

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.
- Alan Watts

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
- Alan Watts

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
- Alan Watts

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You are that vast thing that you see far,
far off with great telescopes.
- Alan Watts

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people
who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
- Alan Watts

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

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.
- Alan Watts

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world
exists altogether independently of us.
- Alan Watts

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief,
of holding on.
- Alan Watts

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical
universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
- Alan Watts

The style of God venerated in the church,
mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from
the style of the natural universe.
- Alan Watts

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete
realization that loving yourself is impossible without
loving everything defined as other than yourself.
- Alan Watts

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
- Alan Watts

We identify in our exerience a differentiation between
what we do and what happens to us.
- Alan Watts

Faith is a state of openness or trust.
- Alan Watts

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

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for
altering the universe than the people of the United States of America.
And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
- Alan Watts

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

You don't look out there for God, something in the sky,
you look in you.
- Alan Watts

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion,
and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe,
becomes a person who has no faith at all.
- 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 reason we want to go on and on is because we live
in an impoverished present.
- Alan Watts

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our
common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe,
but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it -
aliens.
- Alan Watts

So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level.
- Alan Watts

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about
God while one is peeling potatoes.
Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
- Alan Watts

If you study the writings of the mystics,
you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes,
as in Zen, particularly.
- Alan Watts

Things are as they are.
Looking out into it the universe at night,
we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars,
nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
- Alan Watts

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.
- Alan Watts

What the devil is the point of surviving,
going on living, when it's a drag? But you see,
that's what people do.
- Alan Watts

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law
laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.
- Alan Watts

Religion is not a department of life;
it is something that enters into the whole of it.
- Alan Watts

The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish,
when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are
always and invariably futile.
- Alan Watts

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel,
for love is not ours to command.
- Alan Watts

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done;
it's just doing it.
- Alan Watts

No work or love will flourish out of guilt,
fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans
for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
- Alan Watts

So the bodhisattva saves all beings,
not by preaching sermons to them,
but by showing them that they are delivered,
they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.
- Alan Watts

No valid plans for the future can be made by those
who have no capacity for living now.
- Alan Watts

Saints need sinners.
- Alan Watts

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is
that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.
- Alan Watts

Wars based on principle are far more destructive...
the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.
- Alan Watts

And although our bodies are bounded with skin,
and we can differentiate between outside and inside,
they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.
- Alan Watts

But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being,
and everybody really is.
- Alan Watts

But I'll tell you what hermits realize.
If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet,
you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
- 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

The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination.
There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth,
but it's only money...
they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
- Alan Watts

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

May Your Most Beautiful Dreams Become Your Reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams pass into the reality of action.
From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
- Anais Nin


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