In Madness Lies Sanity

Char Saint

Well, now, really when we go back to falling in love…and say it’s crazy falling…you see…we don’t say rising into love…there is in it, the idea of the fall…and it goes back to extremely fundamental things…that there is always a curious tie at some point between the fall and the creation… taking this risk is the condition of there being life you see…for all life is an act of faith and an act of gamble… the moment you take a step, you do so in a act of faith…because you don’t really know that the floor is not going to give underneath your feet…the moment you take a journey…what an act of faith?…the moment you enter into any kind of human undertaking and relationship…what an act of faith?…you see you’ve given yourself up…but this is the most powerful thing that can be done…surrender…see…and love is an act of surrender… to another person…total abandonment…I give myself to you…take me…do anything you’d like with me…see…so that’s quite mad…you see…because all sensible people keep things in control…watch it…watch it…watch it…security…vigilance…watch it…police guards… who’s going to watch the guards…actually therefore, the cost of wisdom…what is really sensible is to let go…is to commit one’s self up…and that’s quite mad…and we’ve come to the conclusion: that in madness lies sanity. ~Alan Watts

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