When people ask me hypothetically who I’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive, British Philosopher, Alan Watts always makes the cut, though honestly it would probably feel more like a forced therapy session than a dinner date.
Here’s an example of his wisdom and genius:
“Regard yourself as a cloud. Clouds never make mistakes.
Did you ever see a cloud that was misshapen? Did you ever see a badly designed wave? No, they always do the right thing.
And if you will treat yourself for a while as a cloud or wave, you’ll realise that you can’t make a mistake whatever you do.
Because even if you do something that appears totally bizarre, it will all come out in the wash somehow or another.
Then through this capacity you will develop a kind of confidence.
And through confidence you will be able to trust your own intuition.”
I lose so much time to indecision and hesitation, mostly all stemming from the need for things to be as perfect as possible.
Actually though, the right decision is often just the one that you make. Because when you develop the confidence to feel that you can cope, no matter what (“whatever happens, I’ll handle it”) then it really doesn’t matter which direction you go in, only that you go somewhere.