Alan Watts
React / Respond
[Spoken Word]
"You'll find therefore, that if you get with reality,
All sorts of illusions disappear,
All sorts of illusions disappear

But you must remember, that the secret to all this is:
Not to be afraid of fear

When you can really allow yourself to be afraid
And you dont resist the experience of fear
You are truly beginning to master fear
But when you refuse to be afraid, you are resisting fear
And that simply sets up a vicious circle
Of being afraid of fear and being afraid of being afraid of fear

If then you try, to obliterate fear
You're working in the wrong way
To attack fear is to strengthen it
As if you were God, that is to say that you don't trust anybody
And you're dictator to have to keep everybody in line
You lose the divine
'Cause what you're doing is simply defending yourself
So then principle is:
The more you give it away, the more it comes back
The meaning of the fact, you see, that everything is dissolving constantly
We are falling apart
We are all in the process of constant death
Then you truly understand, that you don't have to let go
Because there's nothing to hold on to."