THE MIND, SANITY, & WORRY – ALAN WATTS

“And an enormous number of people devote their lives to keeping their minds busy and feel extremely uncomfortable with silence. When you’re alone, nobody’s saying anything, there’s nothing to do. There’s just this worry … this lack of distraction. I’m left alone with myself and I want to get away from myself, I’m always wanting to get away from myself. … Because you are addicted to thoughts. … And there’s a difficulty in stopping that activity. And you really have to stop it if you want to be sane.”

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