life everlasting

December 15, 2015

Underneath the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there is another self, more really us than “I”.

And if you become aware of that unknown self, the more you become aware of it, the more you realize that it is inseparably connected with everything else that there is.

That, you are a function of this total galaxy, bounded by the Milky Way, and that futhermore this galaxy is a function of all other galaxies and that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.

You look and look, and one day you are going to wake up and say…

“Why, that’s me!”

And in knowing that, you know that you never die. You are the eternal thing that comes and goes that appears — now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith, now as Betty Brown — and so it goes, forever and ever and ever.

~ Alan Watts

2 Responses to “life everlasting”

  1. feralmonk Says:

    Oh my! JOY to the world!

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