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Japanese Garden Pagoda   2 comments

Japanese Garden (1 of 1)-3_B&W Art blogJapanese Garden Pagoda — Image by  kenne

“What we see as death, empty space,
or nothingness is only the trough between the crests
of this endlessly waving ocean. It is all part of the illusion
that there should seem to be something to be gained in the future,
and that there is an urgent necessity to go on and on until we get it.
Yet just as there is no time but the present,
and no one except the all-and-everything,
there is never anything to be gained—
though the zest of the game is to pretend that there is.”

— Alan Watts

Not Just Another Sunset!   1 comment

Sunset (1 of 1)-2 blog“Not Just Another Sunset!” — Image by kenne

“The meaning of life is just to be alive.
It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.
And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic
as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

— Alan Watts

 

“Morning Meditation” In Black & White   Leave a comment

Man on Rock B-W (1 of 1) blog“Morning Meditation” In Black & White — Image by kenne

By trying to understand everything

in terms of memory,

the past, and words

we have, as it were,

had our noses in the guidebook

for more of our lives,

and have never look at the view.

— Alan W. Watts

. . . just look!

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