Money – Alan Watts Quote

Just as time is a way of measuring motion, money is a measure of material wealth and power. [Money is merely] a system of book-keeping and when this is not understood a nation with vast material abundance can starve for lack of purely symbolic cash” Alan Watts – Does it matter? Essays on man’s relation to materiality


Quote from Viktor Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

“Live as if you are living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.”

Viktor Frankl, Mans Search for Meaning (1984)

Alan Watts quote on meditation

“There is . . . . nothing unnatural in long periods of quite sitting. Cats do it; even dogs and other more nervous animals do it. So-called primitive peoples do it – American Indians, and peasants of almost all nations. The art is most difficult for those who have developed a sensitive intellect to such a point that they cannot help making predictions about the future, and so must be kept in a constant whirl of activity to forestall them. But it would seem that to be incapable of sitting and watching with the mind completely at rest is to be incapable of experiencing the world in which we live to the full. For one does not know the world simply in thinking about it and doing about it. One must first experience it more directly, and prolong the experience without jumping to conclusions.”

Alan Watts on Za-zen (sitting meditation) from The Way of Zen