Alan Watts

Philosophy | Travel

Getting There In Spirit

“I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walking Rising up before the dawn has its advantages.  Mostly in solitude, but also in that dance with light that happens whether you join in or not.  I prefer to…

Learning | Personal Growth | Philosophy

Everything Flows

“Wu-wei is the understanding that energy is gravity, and thus that brush writing, or dancing, or judo, or sailing, or pottery, or even sculpture is following patterns in the flow of liquid.” “Panta rhei—everything flows, and therefore the understanding of water is the understanding of life. Fire is water falling upwards.” – Alan Watts, Cloud-Hidden,…

Fitness | Hiking | Philosophy | Poetry | Walking

Cloud-Hidden, Somewhere on the Mount

“I asked the boy beneath the pines. He said, “The Master’s gone alone Herb-picking somewhere on the mount, Cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown.” – Chia Tao Inevitably I had to arrive at Alan Watts.  I’ve circled around his work for some time, and finally landed on Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown, which is as much personal journal as philosophical…