Tuesday, March 22, 2011

there is nowhere else to be

If you insist that you're trapped by the present, by the existing flow of thought, or the existing flow of experience, then of course you will resent it.

When you discover that you ARE it, and the reason that you can't get away from it is that it IS you---this is a very different state of affairs.

There is no trap. It's not happening TO you. It IS you. You are the process.

So then, instead of asking,"How shall I get out of it," the question simply disappears.

---from "Out of the Trap" by Alan Watts


  1. Yes,one does not have to wait until deep sleep or death for the question and the questioner to disappear. This is already the case!just see that it is so!
    Thx for the beautiful quote.

  2. You're welcome, Suki! Thanks for the feedback!