Archive for Alan Watts

Virtue, Magic and Taoism

Posted in Music and Clips with tags , , on September 14, 2013 by ctkwingchun
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The Double-Bind Game by Alan Watts

Posted in Quotes and Articles with tags , , on September 12, 2012 by ctkwingchun

The first rule of this game is that it is not a game.

Everyone must play.

You must love us.

You must go on living.

Be yourself, but play a consistent and acceptable role.

Control yourself and be natural.

Try to be sincere.

-Excerpt from The Book by Alan Watts, pg 73

Personal Style; Alan Watts

Posted in Quotes and Articles with tags , , on August 4, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Big up Sati for the quote.

“It must be understood that to cultured men… there is nothing unnatural in developing a certain personal style, with even a touch of swagger, provided one does it with humour.” – Alan Watts (Zen Buddhist and spiritual entertainer)

Work as Meditation; Work as Play

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 23, 2011 by ctkwingchun

Needles in the West come with tubes.  That’s so us inept acupunks don’t have to drive a needle freehand.  …and there’s some BS that the medical industry tries to force down our throats about keeping the body of the needle clean.  If only they knew the freehand techniques of China…

But it’s all about the tap.  The moment just before I tap the needle into my patient with my forefinger is the most important time.  Silence.  Concentration.  Ging.

CTK

Willing To Die by Alan Watts

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 4, 2011 by His Dark Side

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. Gibran

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.  Francis Bacon

Prickles and Goo

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 14, 2010 by ctkwingchun

I think most of us just go to work and feel quite alone. I leave my bubble of a home, get in my bubble of a car and get to my bubble of the office.  I sit in my bubble of a cubicle and stare into the (seemingly) vast bubble of the internet.

Zoom out.  I try and do what Chinese medicine does and zoom out to try and look at the bigger picture.  In my mind’s eye, I pretend to zoom out of my body and take a look at all the people I interact with.  I picture where my money goes and how it comes back to me.  I picture how my Service goes around and how it comes back to me.

I don’t feel so alone.

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