“Simply watch everything going on without attempting to change it in any way, without judging it, without calling it good or bad. Just watch it. That is the essential process of meditation.”
Alan Watts became famous first as a brilliant intellectual and then as a serious student of Buddhism and meditation. In the 1970s, the last years of his life, he retreated to a small, isolated cabin deep in the woods. He meditated every morning, then wrote.
This wonderful book has been transcribed from recordings of several talks Watts gave in these later years, recorded and edited by his son, Mark. His speaking shows a maturity and wisdom that can only come after years of meditation, and his words are still as visionary today as when they were first spoken.
Alan Watts is able to use words to take us beyond them. He is able to instill in readers not only an understanding of meditation, but an experience of it as well. Whether you are experienced in meditation or just beginning, Stlll the Mind is an invaluable guide that takes you on a wonderful journey that shows you the great miracle of who you really are.