Relax Into Your Power

‘This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.’

― Alan Watts

I’ve always loved Alan Watts. His simple, wise teachings leave me open, inspired and energized.

The principle is that any time we voluntarily let up control, in other words cease to cling to ourselves, we have an excess of power.

Because we are wasting energy all the time in self-defence. Trying to manage things, trying to force things to conform to our will. The moment we stop doing that, that wasted energy is available.

In that sense, having this energy available to us, we are one with the divine principle.

The more you give it away the more it comes back.

Now we may say, ‘I don’t have the courage to give it away. I’m afraid. And we can only overcome that by realising: We better give it away because there’s no way holding on to it.

The meaning of the fact that everything is dissolving constantly, that we’re all falling apart, we’re all in the process of constant death.

You see, that fact that everything is in decay is your helper. That is allowing you that you don’t have to let go because there’s nothing for you to hold on to.’

Alan Watts – The Mind Collection

12 thoughts on “Relax Into Your Power

  1. Powerful words Karen, it is a constant ‘holding’ pattern in our fears , though teaching, is holding us from the very thing we seek. Those words of ‘letting go’ is indeed a very profound thing. A great post dear lady, thank you for letting it go and sharing the beauty within it 😀❤️🙏

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