Everything Is You

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.”What do you mean by ‘you’? If you are the universe, in the greater context that question is irrelevant. You never were born and you never will die, because what there is, is YOU. That should be absolutely obvious, but it is not obvious at all. That should be the simplest thing in the world to understand that you, the ‘I’, is what has always been going on and always will go on forever and ever. We have been bamboozled, by religions, by politicians, by fathers and mothers, by all sorts of people, to tell us, ‘You’re not IT!’…and we believed it.

So do you see now why, if I put it to you in this very negative way, you can’t do anything to change yourselves, to become better, to become happier, to become more serene, to become mystics or anything. If I say ‘you can’t do a damn thing’, can you really understand this negative statement in a positive way? What I am really saying is that you don’t need to, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the shape of fire, the arrangement of the stars, the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that…there is nothing wrong with you at all!” ~Alan Watts

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