10 Motivational Alan Watts Quotes

10 Motivational Alan Watts Quotes

Here are some great quotes by Alan Watts, an author, philosopher, and powerful speaker, who was inspired by Eastern religions and philosophies.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

“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.”

“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid.”

“This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

“You can’t live at all unless you can live fully Now.”

“It’s better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

“Nirvana is right where you are, provided that you don’t object to it.”

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”

“Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home.”