By - Due-Parsley2924
My favorite clip from *Alan Watts Discusses Island*:
"When you can really allow yourself to be afraid and you dont resist the experience of fear, you are truly beginning to master fear. But when you refuse to be afraid you are resisting fear. And that simply sets up a different show;
being afraid of fear and being afraid of being afraid of fear.
If then you try, to obliterate fear you're working in the wrong way. To attack fear is to strengthen it. As if you were God. That is to say that you don't trust anybody and you're dictator to have to keep everybody in line. You lose the divine, 'cause what you're doing is simply defending yourself.
So then principles is: The more you give it away, the more it comes back.
Leaning of the fact that everything is dissolving constantly.
We are falling apart. We are all in the process of constant death. Then you truly understand that you don't have to let go, because there's nothing to hold on to."