Zen Master Alan Watts on the Mind & Ethics

Alan Watts – You have a soul, you are not your mind, though perhaps here as the existentialists say, “existence precedes essence” — Alan Watts: “leave your mind alone. It will quiet itself.” To think about thinking is a cardinal error Just do your thinking, pay a LOT of attention to what’s going on around you, don’t “skip steps” and try to enjoy life. Alan Watts speak on worrying and compulsive thinking. As Jesus said, “will worrying the morrow so much as add a cubit to your height?” The martial artist Bruce Lee said, “What worries you, mastersyou.” This is profound, and Zen has many answers for us. Read More …