Wisdom Quote

So what I think we could aim for in the way of human civilization and culture would be a system in which we are all highly aware of our existing interconnection and unity with the

whole domain of nature, and therefore do not have to go to all sorts of wild extremes to find that union. In other words, look at the number of people we know who are terrified of

silence, and who have to have something going all the time, some noise streaming into their ears. They’re doing that because of their intense sense of loneliness. And so when they feel

silent, they feel lonely and they want to escape from it. Or people who just want to get together. As we say, they want to escape from themselves. More people spend more time running

away from themselves. Isn’t that wretched? What a definition. What an experience of self if it’s something you’ve always got to be running away from and forgetting. Say you read a

mystery story. Why? So you forget yourself. You join a religion. Why? To forget yourself. You get absorbed in a political movement. Why? To forget yourself. Well it must be a pretty

miserable kind of self if you have to forget it like that. Now for a person who doesn’t have an isolated sense of self, he has no need to run away from it, because he knows.

 

—   Alan Watts

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I am a free thinker who want to see better world with peace and unity as a foundation stone. Color of my skin, my religion and nationality are not what is important. I am a human and one of the citizens of World. I think of myself as free spirit who is here to make better world as much as possible. And I expect you to help me make better tomorrow...

Posted on October 22, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. interesting thought!
    so why do people run away from reality? why do we ignore that which we do not want to see. Either because we lack the courage to face it or we are just unaware. The first step I feel is to become aware and then one needs the strength to face reality and alter it.

    • Thank you for your precious taught… Just now I wrote new post… I hope you, and others will like it. I put a lot of energy to it, and now when I just finished with writing it, I feel proud. It is similar to last one, but without feelings attached, and without personalization… Cheers!

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