One Has No Self To Love — by Alan Watts

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One Has No Self To Love — by Alan Watts

Post by Welles » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:18 pm

"Love that expresses itself in creative action is something much more than an emotion. It is not something which you can “feel” and “know,” remember and define. Love is the organizing and unifying principle which makes the world a universe and the disintegrated mass a community. It is the very essence and character of mind, and becomes manifest in action when the mind is whole. For the mind must be interested or absorbed in something, just as a mirror must always be reflecting something. When it is not trying to be interested in itself—as if a mirror would reflect itself—it must be interested, or absorbed, in other people and things. There is no problem of how to love. We love. We are love, and the only problem is the direction of love, whether it is to go straight out like sunlight, or to try to turn back on itself like a “candle under a bushel.”

One Has No Self To Love — by Alan Watts

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Re: One Has No Self To Love — by Alan Watts

Post by Sandy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:15 am

Thanks Welles,
You've given us lots to think about with this article.
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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

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