Reflections

Don’t try

“Now, existence, you see is something that is spontaneous.

..so with the whole picture, that is fundamental to it, you gotta let go and let it happen, because if you don’t you’re going to be all clutched up, you’re going to be constantly trying to do what can happen healthily, only if you don’t try. But we have a strange anxiety in us, that if we don’t interfere it won’t happen and that’s the root of enormous amount of trouble. 

…In music though, one doesn’t make the ‘end’ of a composition. The whole point of dancing is the dance.  

..We saw life by the analogy of a journey, with a pilgrimage, with a serious purpose of the end, just to get to that end, success or whatever it is or heaven, maybe, after you’re dead, but we missed the point the whole way along – it was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played..” 
      
Alan Watts

(excerpt from the video, Don’t try – Alan Watts)



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