June 4, 2011

Alan Watts on your Fancy Pants Yoga.

Letting Go and Letting Be.

“It is a delusion to think

that we can obtain more of God

by contemplation

or by pious devotion

or by religious retreats   {or by yogic poses or by fancy pants meditations}


by being at the fireplace

or by working in the stable.

For the person who has learned letting go and letting be

no creature can any longer hinder.


each creature points you toward God

and toward new birth

and toward seeing the world as God see it:


Thus all things become nothing

but God.

And we learn

to know with God’s knowledge

and to live with God’s love.”

~from Meditations With Meister Eckhart by Matthew Fox

But how do we learn to let go and let be?

Alan Watts resolves this strange contradiction with incredible precision. Warning: His explanation is slightly anesthetized by his incredible sense of humor.


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