" The more you give it away, the more it comes back." – Alan Watts.
In this post I decided to share with you one of my favorite excerpts from Alan Watts talks. In this audio, Alan Watts encourages us to dig deep into the questions: "who am I?" and "what do I really want?", leading us to the truth that the only way to find the answers to these questions is through love, acceptance and humility. It also enlightens us on the fact that probably we already have that which we have been searching for all along. Therefore, we are whole and we have always been, but through our attempts to control the world around us, we create separation of the Self. To overcome this separation, we must realize that our environment is not our enemy and that there is a state of being beyond fear. This state of consciousness can only be reached by looking within ourselves with honesty and humbleness. Can we lose fear of the things that frighten us the most such as death and nonexistence? This is only possible when we let go of the need to force our will onto the outside world. This excerpt reminds us of the importance to relinquish control in order to align with divine synchronicity and connect with our true self.
The constant variables in this universe are change and transformation. If we hold onto things or manifestations of the egoic mind, we are destined to lose them because eventually they will fall away, giving birth to new things. There is no way to hold onto anything, because everything is in decay as part of a cycle of life and death. To hold onto something that is destined to collapse is to give our power away. It is to invest our energy in a failed cause. That's why Alan Watts reminds us that we have an access of power when we cease to cling to ourselves and the world around us, because we stop wasting our energy in self-defense. The Divine Energy, which is eternal, omnipresent and pure, cannot be grabbed by a mind that is vibrating in separation. We can't know God through the mind, so to be able to understand this Divine Energy, we must emulate it. This is, we must become able to give it away and nurture life. To surrender our own existence to life itself. If we give this energy away, it will multiply, just like a seed that becomes a forest, or the tree that gives numerous fruits to other life forms. Our true nature is to give and expand, and so "the more you give it away, the more it comes back" (Alan Watts).
One of the final thoughts of this excerpt tells us that the power which comes to us as a result of surrendering to the divine order of things, is power with which we can be trusted. This means that to be able to access the infinite power of the universe, we must attain a level of consciousness in which we will be able to preserve the principles of life and evolution. Therefore, we would not destroy life as a result of our selfish desires, demands and attempts at control, because if we did, we would immediately lose this power. And this is because this power is in reality fueled by love itself. The more we are capable of loving, the more we will be supported by other beings and universal forces to expand this love into the entire cosmos. And this creates a healing chain reaction that propitiates a cycle of rebirth and transformation. The key to know ourselves and the universe resides in the loving nature of our hearts, and it is through this nature that we become capable to unite all aspects of creation through a vibration of peace, love, acceptance and compassion.
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Music: I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi.