Alan Watts – The Parable of The Chinese Farmer

Last updated: May 31, 2020 at 19:08 pm

I started reading Eastern and Western philosophy when I was 14 and this Zen parable, which is one of my favorites, is particularly relevant for the world today. (..only a handful of the books that I've read are listed on my site)

After having lost the comfort of daily routines, loved ones, perceived economic security, and most likely even a sense of what's real and what's not, many people are craving for anything that seems like "good news" and they will latch on to anyone or anything that promises "something better".

This is one of the intended outcomes of the "COVID-19" trauma-based mind control operation, as it's the best way to get the global population to march into the psychopaths' Global Fascist Surveillance State without too much resistance. Being stuck in your surroundings for months on end and being disconnected from everything you knew before, with no sense of what's coming next is very traumatizing if you're not trained for it. Very few people are.

Let me remind you again that nothing in life is certain – "COVID-19" or no "COVID-19" – and you will die someday. Living a long, healthy and prosperous life is certainly a possibility, but you'll need to come to terms with your own mortality if you don't want to live in fear of the unknown.

Change is the only constant and it's very difficult to deal with now for most people, because the CHANGE happened very suddenly for those who had never heard of The New World Order before 2020. That's OK- you've had a major wake-up call and the take-away is that if you work on your mental (often neglected but very important), emotional and physical stamina, you will be equipped to deal with whatever is to come. ABP, Always Be Prepared, but don't be paranoid.

Try to keep your mind sharp and be extremely vigilant and critical of whatever is being presented to you as a "solution" in the days and months ahead. Not all the key players are in the public eye and not everyone in the public eye is what they seem. There are forces at work, also for Good, that you could not even begin to comprehend. 

Don't let the mainstream media or anyone run your mind and don't rush to judgment unless the moment absolutely calls for it. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't be proactive if you feel so inclined. If you feel inspired to act go for it. Not rushing to judgement means that, if and when you can, it's best to wait and see how things (start to) play out first, and determine your actions based on your best assessment of the development of events.

Remember that your assessments of events will only be as good, as the Quality of the Information that you base them on.

The whole process of Nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad — because you never know what will be the consequence of the misfortune; or, you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune. – Alan Watts

Mind Over Mayhem

A moment of serenity in a world gone mad.

Take time to unplug, to balance and center yourself everyday, in whatever peaceful way works for you.

Don’t let the lunatics (read: Politicians) pull you into their asylum.

Desiderata (edited) 

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at Peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him/Her/It to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, 1927