Sunday, February 21, 2021

blaming the past



We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past
 for any kind of situation we’re in and reverse our thinking
 and see that the past always flows back from the present.
 That now is the creative point of life. 
So you see it’s like the idea of forgiving somebody, 
you change the meaning of the past by doing that. 
Also, watch the flow of music.
 The melody as it’s expressed is changed by notes that come later.
 Just as the meaning of a sentence—
you wait till later to find out what the sentence means… 
The present is always changing the past.

~ Alan Watts
art from the book: If you come to Earth
by Sophie Blackall


dutchred said...

Beautiful! Do you know who the artist is?

Dean Keller said...

It is beautiful.
I'm glad you asked, it was found without attribution but in
a further search it appears to come from a book by Sophie Blackall
called "If you come to Earth."

dutchred said...

Thanks so much!