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25 Thought Provoking Alan Watts Quotes

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Alan Watts was a prolific author, speaker and philosopher. He was one of the first people to interpret Eastern wisdom and make it accessible for a Western audience.

Alan Watts did significant research in Zen Buddhism and the fundamental beliefs and practices of religions and philosophies of India and East Asia.

Alan Watts wrote over 25 books and is best known for his bestselling classic, The Way to Zen. He has inspired millions of people with his knowledge, humour and thought-provoking views of the life.

I highly recommend searching for Alan Watts on YouTube. Many of his videos have been watched millions of times. (I have added one of his most popular videos to the bottom of this page)

I hope that you will enjoy this though provoking collection of Alan Watts Quotes that I have have selected for you.

 

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

 

2. I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. Alan Watts

 

3. To live, and to love, you have to take risks. There will be disappointments and failures and disasters as a result of taking these risks. But in the long run it will work out. Alan Watts

 

4. 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. Alan Watts

 

5. People sometimes fail to live because they are always preparing to live. Alan Watts

 

6. 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. Alan Watts

 

7. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. Alan Watts

 

8. A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily. Alan Watts

 

9. No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. Alan Watts

 

10. We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. Alan Watts

 

11. Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself. Alan Watts

 

12. Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present. Alan Watts

 

13. 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. Alan Watts

 

14. We see what we believe rather than what we see. Alan Watts

 

15. Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way. Alan Watts

 

16. No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle. Alan Watts

 

17. The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you. Alan Watts

 

18. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Watts

 

19. 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. Alan Watts

 

20. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. Alan Watts

 

21. 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. Alan Watts

 

22. You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. Alan Watts

 

23. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. Alan Watts

 

24. Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction. Alan Watts

 

25. Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be. Alan Watts

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John Demartini Quotes That Will Inspire You

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John Demartini is a speaker, author and the founder of the Demartini Institute. He is considered as one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and leadership development.

John Demartini’s mission and vision is to share knowledge and wisdom that will empower you to become a master of your own life and destiny.

His education curriculum ranges from personal growth seminars to corporate empowerment programs. He shares life, business, financial, relationship and leadership empowerment strategies with people from all over the world.

I hope that you will enjoy this collection of inspirational John Demartini Quotes.

 

1. As little as five or ten minutes a day can be all that it takes to achieve your desires. If you focus yourself and seriously study a specific language or subject, you can eventually master it. ― John Demartini

 

2. When the voice and the vision on the inside is more profound, and more clear and loud than all opinions on the outside, you’ve begun to master your life. ― John Demartini

 

3. Our health is what we make of it – give it attention and it improves, give it none and it subsides. ― John Demartini

 

4. Did you know that if you read for just 30 minutes a day on a particular subject, in seven years you can be a leader in that subject? ― John Demartini

 

5. Give yourself permission to do something extraordinary and amazing on planet Earth. Acknowledge that you have and can do whatever it takes. You would not be given true and inspiring dream without the potential to fulfill it. ― John Demartini

 

6. The moment you realize you already have everything you’re looking for, the universe gives it to you. ― John Demartini

 

7. If you don’t have a cause bigger than yourself, you won’t get beyond yourself. ― John Demartini

 

8. Listen to the wisdom of your heart and then use the sound reason of your mind to strategize and plan out the life you truly desire and deserve. ― John Demartini

 

9. If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else. Your best chance of ending up where you would love to be is to know precisely where you are going. ― John Demartini

 

10. If we do not fill our days with high priority actions they will fill with low priority actions. ― John Demartini

 

11. The very thing that someone told you that you would never be able to do may just be the very thing you are destined to do. ― John Demartini

 

12. Until you value yourself, you can’t expect anyone else to do so. ― John Demartini

 

13. When you are grateful for what you have you get more to be grateful for. You life is fulfilled to the degree of your gratitude. ― John Demartini

 

14. Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about. ― John Demartini

 

15. When opportunities arise to express love and gratitude, take advantage of them and don’t let these moments slip by. ― John Demartini

 

16. When you follow the dream in your heart, you’re energized, inspired & motivated. ― John Demartini

 

17. Wisdom is looking back at your life and realising that every single event, person, place and idea was part of the perfected experience you needed to build your dream. Not one was a mistake. ― John Demartini

 

18. Count your blessings each night and end your day with thanks. Faster that any state of mind, gratitude can transform stress into success. ― John Demartini

 

19. The reality is that whatever you are looking for is, at the same time, looking for you. It all starts with believing before seeing. ― John Demartini

 

20. Your inner-most dominant thoughts become your outer-most tangible reality. ― John Demartini

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25 Motivational Image Quotes That You Will Enjoy

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I really hope that you will enjoy this collection of image quotes that I have put together for you. We all need a boost from time to time to lift our mood and help us to feel positive and confident about ourselves.

I hope that you take just a few minutes out of your day today to read the following quotes. You know more than anyone else what struggles and difficult times that you have been through in the past. You also know that you have the mindset and the strength to bounce back from whatever life can throw at you.

I believe in you, but most importantly you have to believe in yourself. Have a wonderful day!

 

1. One day you will thank yourself for never giving up.

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2. People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

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3. In life you have 3 choices: Give up, Give in or Give it all that you’ve got!

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4. It is not happy people who are thankful.

It is thankful people who are happy.

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5. Stay strong: One day you will look back and say “I made it”

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6. When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.

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7. Sometimes we are tested, not to show our weakness, but discover our strengths.

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8. The only people who deserve to be in your life are the ones who treat you with love, kindness and respect.

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9. Don’t let anyone who hasn’t been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces.

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10. If you get tired, learn to rest not quit.

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11. Enjoy life, you never know how much time you have left.

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12. They said I changed a lot. I said a lot changed me.

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13. This is a shout out to anyone who hasn’t felt okay lately, but you still get up every day and refuse to quit. Stay Strong.

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14. Time decides who you meet in your life, your heart decides who you want in your life and your behavior decides who stays in your life.

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15. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

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16. To whoever is reading this. I hope that something wonderful happens to you today.

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17. Wrinkles mean you laughed. Grey hairs mean you cared and scars mean you lived.

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18. Sometimes you must get lost in order to find yourself.

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19. Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles. – Charlie Chaplin

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20. It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find it’s way.

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21. If you believe in yourself. Anything is possible.

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22. Remember, you can always start again.

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23. Never lose hope! Tomorrow could be the day you have been waiting for.

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24. May your next tears, be tears of joy.

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25. New day. New thoughts. New strength. New possibilities.

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Greatest Collection Of Summer Quotes

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What is your favorite time of the year? Some people enjoy winter and all the magic that Christmas brings, others prefer Spring and see how nature bursts back into life after winter. Some enjoy the cooler temperatures that Autumn brings and enjoy the beauty of the different colors of the leaves on the trees.

My favorite time of the year is the summer. I love the brighter mornings and the longer evenings. I also enjoy the summer as it is usually when I take a vacation and I get to spend more time to recharge, enjoy nature and really soak up the sun.

To get you in the mood for the summer, I have put together this great collection of summer quotes.

 

 

1. Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

2. Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June. Al Bernstein

 

3. If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. Bernard Williams

 

4. To lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. John Lubbock

 

5. I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket. Kellie Elmore

 

6. I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords. Unknown

 

7. One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by. Jeannette Walls

 

8. One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter. Henry David Thoreau

 

9. A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. St. Francis of Assisi

 

10. A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken. James Dent

 

11. Let’s sit on a rooftop at 2 am, feel the summer breeze sweep across our cheek and talk about our dreams.

 

12. It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. Maud Hart Lovelace

 

13. Summer. When the days get longer, the stars shine brighter, your hair gets lighter, the water gets warmer, the music gets louder and life gets better. Unknown

 

14. A life without love is like a year without summer. Swedish proverb

 

15. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Jenny Han

 

16. Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the warm summer air. Andrea Willis

 

17. Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. Regina Brett

 

18. The beach isn’t a destination… it’s a mindset.

 

19. I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

20. At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. Unknown

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