The vicious circle of worry

The vicious circle of worry

Some wise words set to video from the extraordinary Alan Watts on the vicious circle of worry, anxiety and depression.

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Alan Watts – we are all connected…

We are all connected.

We are not separate from nature, we are nature.

The universe and the individual are inseparable.

The flowers cannot survive without the bees, and the bees cannot survive without the flowers. So they are one organism. We are part of a tremendous brain which we cannot understand, because the part cannot comprehend the whole.

Part One

Part Two

I was particularly interested in his comments on how the natural world is presented in ‘squiggles’ or wavy lines, whereas most of what modern ‘man’ produces is straight lines. Like Alan Watts, I find that the natural world’s aesthetic forms appeal to me more than the aesthetic forms that men produce.