A Great Life Lesson by Alan Watts

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“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is....

The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad — because you never know what will be the consequence of the misfortune; or, you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune." - Alan Watts

I love this. He is saying we should refrain from thinking of things in terms of gain or loss, advantage or disadvantage, because one never knows…

In fact we never really know whether an event is fortune or misfortune, we only know our ever-changing reactions to ever-changing events.

I believe it's an important cog in the wheel of living with presence. 

Do you agree with Alan Watts? Is it a good way to look at life?

3 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

1. This moment it is infinite and eternal.

“Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever….” ~ Alan Watts

2. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself.
“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.” 

3. Who you are is enough. There is nothing wrong with you at all.

“What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.” ~ Alan Watts


A Great Life Lesson by Alan Watts
"The whole process of nature is a process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad. Because you never know the consequences of the misfortune. Or, you never know the consequences of good fortune."~ Alan Watts.
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