The Present is the Only Thing there is

Alan Watts:

"I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is."



"We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas."

Recent Posts

See All

Sofie, What Changed?

So, someone recently asked me what had changed in my mindset lately? 'cause something seemed to be different? Well, first of all; I have been changing over a long period of time; we always do, and thi

CONTROL

We always judge ourselves on the basis of what we can control and what we can't. Everything is a mix of both - eg. you moving your arm but not being conscious/deciding of the blood circulation and the

ALL POSTS

Sofie's
Thoughts