Monday, October 10, 2011

Where is God ? by Alan Watts

God is the most obvious thing in the world. He is absolutely self-evident - the simplest, clearest and closest reality of life and consiousness. We are only unaware of him because we are too complicated, for our vision is darkened by the complexity of pride. We seek him beyond the horizon with our noses lifted high in the air, and fail to see that he lies at our vary feet. We flatter ourselves in premeditating the long, long journey we are going to take in order to find him, the giddy heights of spiritual progress we are going to scale, and all the time are unaware of the truth that "God is nearer to us than we are to ourselves." We are like birds flying in quest of the air, or men with lighted candles searching through the darkness for fire - Alan Watts (p. 91 Behold the Spirit)

Behold the Spirit - The Necessity of Myst​ical Religion

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