“The transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather than unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. As Lao-tzu said, ‘The scholar gains every day, but the Taoist loses every day.’”—Alan Watts, The Joyous Cosmology (via fuckyeahpsychedelics)
or spiritual issues? Or even these related issues to being a survivor? I’m working on research paper for mental health and acupuncture and I could use some extra feedback from people who had treatments. I haven’t addressed emotional stuff much at my appointments so my only perspective on these issues from patients is an article I read. I could use some more perspective.