When we decide, we’re always worrying- ‘did I think this over long enough?’

“When we decide, we’re always worrying- ‘did I think this over long enough? did I take enough data into consideration?’- and if you think it through you find that you never could take enough data into consideration. The data for a decision in any given situation is infinite. So what you do is: you go through the motions of thinking about what you will do about this, and then when the time comes to act you make a snap judgment. But we fortunately forget the variables that could have interfered with this coming out right. It’s amazing how often it works.” –Alan Watts

What Happens After We Die ? – Alan Watts

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐›๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ ? Alan Watts asks the question, is there any life after death ? and if there are any, why would be so concerned to think about it ? Alan Watts goes even deep in the question, by imagining the form of life that could be after death, and if it is all a sort of fantasy or is it based on some real aspects of life ?
๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ? All religions offers a life after death, because they are all afraid of death, however the best way is to stop thinking about it. It’s like we went to sleep without ever waking up. This is by far Alan Watts best quote, because he says that it is so true and real, that we do not know how to experience death or the after life, however we know how to experience sleep everyday in our lives, which is similar to that.

Alan Watts’s philosophy and collected letters by Anne Watts

โ€œThe Collected Letters of Alan Wattsโ€ is edited by his daughters, Joan Watts and Anne Watts, add rich, behind-the scenes biographical commentary that reveal the remarkable arc of Wattsโ€™s colourful and controversial life – from his school days in England to his priesthood in the Anglican Church to his alternative lifestyle and experimentation with LSD in the heyday of the late sixties. His engaging letters cover a vast range of subject matter, with recipients that include C.G. Jung, Henry Miller, Gary Snyder, Aldous Huxley, Reinhold Niebuhr, Timothy Leary, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman. Anne Watts is a certified hypnotherapist and an educator and counsellor in the areas of human sexuality, sexual abuse, family stress, self-esteem, healing the inner child, and financial and ageing issues.”

No need to force when the force is with you…

โ€œSo please understand from the start, when Iโ€™m talking to you, Iโ€™m not trying to convert you. Iโ€™m not trying to do you any good. Iโ€™m just doing my own stuff. I talk this way like birds sing. It amuses me. I enjoy it because Iโ€™m interested. Iโ€™m full of wonder about this universe. Full of all sorts of thoughts about it and I like to share these with people not in order to interfere with your personal lives or make you dependent on me, heaven forbid. If I had enough people dependent on me I would have no sleep at nights at all, it would be on the phone, be hanging around as I go away. But simply that I think that with our exchange of ideas and rubbing ourselves against each other we may find something of mutual interest. And letโ€™s not make any more ambitious claim for it than that. Because anything beyond that would be getting us into the world of power games. Trying to influence people, trying to control people and Iโ€™m not interested in that.โ€

Alan Watts, โ€˜Worldly Religionsโ€™