Alan Watts on sleeping


"Try to imagine what it would be like to go to sleep and never wake up? Think about that, children think about it, it's one of the great wonders of life. What would it be like to go to sleep and never wake up? And if you think long enough about that, something will happen to you. You'll find out, ... among other things, that it will pose the next question to you. What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep? That was when you were born." Alan Watts

I don't mind if you forget me

Yoshitomo Nara

I have read this sentence many times. It is not something we can say without a pause - most of the times we do mind. We do mind that our partner forgot about us. We do mind that our boss didn't promote us but the other person. Or that we didn't leave this impression on someone we wanted to impress. What about family or friends? Do we not mind if they forget us? In this sentence lies one way to peace and back to where we come from. The real self that we cannot see out of ignorance - never minds. It is there - wether we forget it or not.