20 Alan Watts Quotes That Helped Me Integrate Spirituality into My Coaching Business

If you're a coach trying to integrate spirituality into your work and life, look no further than the teachings of Alan Watts.

Through Alan Watts' thought-provoking and inspiring quotes, I have been able to take my coaching business to the next level and find greater purpose and meaning in what I do.

Here are some of the most impactful spiritual quotes that I've read and adopted into my daily coaching business routine. 


1. No comparisons between right and wrong stars

“Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”

– Alan Watts


2. It is in the present and only in the present that you live.

“…tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live.”

– Alan Watts


3. Giving that person the very same power or control over us

“When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.”

– Alan Watts


4. Plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

― Alan Watts


5. The real secret of life

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

- Alan Watts


6. The only zen you'll find

“The only zen you’ll find on the mountain tops is the zen you bring up there with you.”

- Alan Watts


7. You look in you

“You don’t look out there, you look in you.”

- Alan Watts


8. The art of living

“The art of living is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”

- Alan Watts


9. Life is not a problem to be solved

Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.”

- Alan Watts


10. Let go of who you imagined yourself to be

“Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.”

- Alan Watts


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11. Alive

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”

– Alan Watts


12. Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick

“Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.”

- Alan Watts


13. Like trying to bite your own teeth

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”

- Alan Watts


14. You are a function of the whole universe

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”

- Alan Watts

15. No capacity for living now

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

– Alan Watts

16. We are the witnesses

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”

– Alan Watts

17. We do not ‘come into’ this world

“We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean ‘waves,’ the universe ‘peoples.’ Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”

- Alan Watts

18. Meditation

“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment."

– Alan Watts


19. If you cannot trust yourself

“If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed.”

– Alan Watts

20. You are an aperture

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” 

– Alan Watts



Now, quotes are just one of the many ways to step into your spirituality & Self Leadership in your online coaching business. There’s so much opportunity to embody the power of who you truly are, and this is just some of the embodiment work I do inside my online courses and coaching programs.


So, if you’re at the point in your coaching business where you’re ready to build the most aligned business you know and then BE the example of that for others… then invite you to click HERE to learn more!


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Until next time, Coach… keep building your empire!


XO, KellyAnne





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