Alan Watts Says: “What is government? Government is the boot. The boot steps here and there, careful to avoid a blade of grass, to nurture it, coddle it, water it. The boot spots a snail heading toward its grass – slowly, surely. The boot smashes down on the snail and twists and laughs at its squelching noises, its last grasp for breath. The boot seeks a new snail – heading slowly toward the blade, sometimes simply minding its own business entirely – and smashes it too, like the first. The boot goes on and on – smashing, twisting, smashing, twisting – until finally it tires too of the blade of grass. The boot stops for only a moment and twists itself back down toward these carcasses lying about its yard. ‘How sad,’ it says to itself, ‘that some otherworldly spirit, possessing me, could do this!’ It goes to take a step, lets down onto the ground, and feels a dead snail. It instantly picks itself up, feeling proud – not that it will not stomp the snails in the future, but that it at least is starting to feel remorse for their deaths. It smashes the shells and bodies of hundreds of thousands of millions of snails, only to understand its weakness as originating from someplace else entirely; and then it has the audacity to smash even more.”
Rhonda Byrne says: “Resolve to remain as strong, as determined, and as highly enthused during the darkest night of adversity as you are during the sunniest day of prosperity. Do not feel disappointed when things seem disappointing. Keep the eye single upon the same brilliant future regardless of circumstances, conditions, or events. Do not lose heart when things go wrong. Continue undisturbed in your original resolve to make all things go right… “The man who never weakens when things are against him will grow stronger and stronger until all things will delight to be for him. He will finally have all the strength he may desire or need. Be always strong and you will always be stronger.
Alan Watts Says: “The startling truth is that our best efforts for civil rights, international peace, population control, conservation of natural resources, and assistance to the starving of the earth—urgent as they are—will destroy rather than help if made in the present spirit. For, as things stand, we have nothing to give. If our own riches and our own way of life are not enjoyed here, they will not be enjoyed anywhere else. Certainly they will supply the immediate jolt of energy and hope that methedrine, and similar drugs, give in extreme fatigue. But peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
You Need Clarity not Certainty in Life
Don’t think in terms of how to turn everything into something else. Learn how to see everything for what it is. For this you need clarity. If you need clarity, you need an unclouded and unprejudiced mind, a mind which is not in a state of confusion, but in the lap of consciousness. That mind will see everything as it is. Once it is like this, if you want to turn everything into an opportunity it’s up to you, or you can enjoy it as it is. The greatest possibilities in life are its uncertainties. – Sadhguru
“What is needed is that you become aware of your aloneness, which is a reality. And it is so beautiful to experience it, to feel it, because it is your freedom from the crowd, from the other. It is your freedom from the fear of being lonely.”
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. – Jacob Bronowski
Alan Watts Says: “For if you know what you want, and will be content with it, you can be trusted. But if you do not know, your desires are limitless and no one can tell how to deal with you. Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.”
Skydiving isn’t daring. Taking up the challenge to live up to your full potential is daring. It’s truly daring because we must confront all our spoken and unspoken fears each leg of the journey.
So if you are prepared for such a daring adventure, you must ensure love is at the heart of every decision and every action, because it is love and love alone that drives out all fear. And fear is the only obstacle that will taunt you to give up, shrink back, and live small.
Lucky for us love is in huge supply. Love is in every DNA, it holds all good things together, it is the very essence of creation.
Live daringly. Love outrageously. Love yourself. Love your potential. Love your creativity. Love your friends and family. Love your colleagues. Love strangers. Love nature. Love your body.
Love it all. Anywhere you can, whatever you do, stir up love. It is the source of all power that lasts.
Go on, dare greatly, accept the challenge to overcome your fears and live up to your full potential. You can do it, and know this: All that is divine is on your side and cheering you onwards. – Mick Mooney
Alan Watts Says: “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.”