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Alan Watts

Philosopher, Author, & Visionary, United States

Alan Watts

Alan Watts (1915-1973) was a renowned philosopher, writer, and speaker whose profound insights into the nature of human consciousness and the universe continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. Born in England and later relocating to the United States, Watts dedicated his life to exploring the intersections of Eastern philosophy, Western psychology, and spirituality. With […]

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

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.

"Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.

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.

No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.

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.