To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float ~ Alan Watts.
Alan Watts (1915-1973) is best known for his work in making Zen Buddhism, along with Indian and Chinese philosophy, accessible to the general public. Using a mix of lucidity and humor, Watts bridges the gap between Eastern thought and Western minds. A perfect example of this is his brief talk about letting go of control.
He believes that “In giving away control, you’ve got it.” The trick is to trust others and the process by completely relinquishing power. When we are able to let go, we become one with the universe.
- Alan Watts