“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
― Alan W. Watts
Alan Watts is someone you have most likely heard of, as his name is one well remembered in this day and age. He was a philosopher, writer, speaker, and so much more. He was someone that could really quiet the room when he opened his mouth without having to get loud.
Watts was originally from Europe but moved to the United States in 1938, he later moved to San Francisco and began teaching Buddhist studies. He accomplished so much in his life that most of us could not even begin to imagine. While he published many books throughout his years my favorite is ‘The Meaning of Happiness.’
I recently came across several videos of Watts speaking and this one really stood out to me. This was a video in which he spoke about letting go and accepting things as they were. It was to me, all about letting life happen in the ways life is going to happen and not trying to fight the universe every step of the way. While you may interpret his words in any manner you see fit I believe to me this was what it meant. The words he spoke really resonated with me and I felt they needed to be shared.
“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 W. Watts
Sure, letting go to some people comes in the form of real relaxation but it’s not always exactly that. Sometimes letting go can be just accepting something and moving forward in the way that the universe wants you to. It is going with the flow in the ultimate meaning of the phrase. To really grasp what I am saying and hear what Watts had to say for yourself check out the video below.