You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.
ALAN WATTS, attributed, The Book of Drugs: A Memoir
And if I forget how many times I have been here, and in how many shapes, this forgetting is the necessary interval of darkness between every pulsation of light. I return in every baby born.
ALAN WATTS, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
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 that it is play.
ALAN WATTS, The Essence of Alan Watts
In Zen, poverty is voluntary, and considered not really as poverty so much as simplicity, freedom, unclutteredness.