To start the day …. “Give it away and it will come back”!!


~~January 17, 2015~~ 

Give it away and it will come back

~~Alan Watts~~


‘That what I want, basically, what I really want, is what you want. And I don’t know what you want. Surprise me’.

But that’s the kinship between “I” and “thou”. So when I ask, I go right down to the question, which we started with: “What do I want?”

The answer is “I don’t know”.

When Bodhidharma was asked, “Who are you?” which is another form of the same question, he said “I don’t know”. Planting flowers to which the butterflies come, Bodhidharma says “I know not”. I don’t know what I want.

And when you don’t know what you want, you reach the state of desirelessness. When you “really” don’t know … you see, there’s a beginning stage of not knowing, and there’s an ending stage of not knowing.

In the beginning stage, you don’t know what you want because you haven’t thought about it, or you’ve only thought superficially.

Then when somebody forces you to think about it and go through it, you say, “Yeah, I think I’d like this, I think I’d like that, I think I’d like the other”. That’s the middle stage.


Then you get beyond that, and say “Is that what I really want?” In the end you say, “No, I don’t think that’s it … I might be satisfied with it for a while, and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it, but it’s not really what I want”.

Why don’t you really know what you want? Two reasons, that you don’t really know what you want.

Number one: You have it.

Number two: You don’t know yourself.

Because you never can. The godhead is never the object of its own knowledge, just as a knife doesn’t cut itself, fire doesn’t burn itself, life doesn’t illumine itself. It’s always an endless mystery to itself. “I don’t know”.

And this “I don’t know”, uttered in the infinite interior of the spirit, this “I don’t know”, is the same thing as “I love”, “I let go”, “I don’t try to force or control”. It’s the same thing as humility.


And so the Upanishads say, “If you think that you understand Brahman, you do not understand. You have yet to be instructed further. If you know that you do not understand, then you truly understand, for the Brahman is unknown to those who know it, and known to those who know it not’.

And the principle is that any time you, as it were, voluntarily let up control, in other words, cease to cling to yourself, you have an access to power. Because you’re wasting energy all the time in self-defense, trying to manage things, trying to force things to conform to your will.

The moment you stop doing that, that wasted energy is available. And therefore you are, in that sense, having that energy available, you are one with the divine principle. You have the energy! When you’re trying, however, to act as if you are god, that is to say, you don’t trust anybody and you’re the dictator and you have to keep everybody in line, you lose the divine energy, because what you’re doing is simply defending yourself.


So then the principle is: the more you give it away, the more it comes back.
Now you say, ‘I don’t have the courage to give it away. I’m afraid’.

And you can only overcome that by realizing, you better give it away, because there’s no way of holding on to it. The meaning of the fact that everything is dissolving constantly, that we’re all falling apart, we’re all in the process of constant death, and that –
‘The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon/Turns Ashes – or it prospers; and/Like Snow upon the Desert’s dusty Face/Lighting a little Hour or two – is gone all that Omar Khayyam jazz.


You know, ‘The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the great globe itself, I, all which it inherit — shall dissolve, and like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind.’   …

All falling apart. Everything is. That’s the great assistance to you. That fact that everything is in decay is your helper. That is allowing you that you don’t have to let go, because there’s nothing to hold on to.

It’s achieved for you, in other words, by the process of nature. So once you see that you just don’t have a prayer, and it’s all washed up, and that you will vanish and “leave not a rack behind”, and you really get with that, suddenly you find that you have the power, this enormous access of energy.

But it’s not power that came to you because you grabbed it; it came in entirely the opposite way. The power that comes to you in that opposite way is power with which you can be trusted.’





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~Give it away and it will come back~

~Published on Aug 29, 2013~

Music: Ludivico Einaudi – I giorni



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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!



We ALL are ONE!! 


At the end of the day …. “Nine Days till Christmas”!!

~~December 16, 2014~~ 

#ShareTheGift with MoTab in Christmas video

Christmas is fast approaching. There are nine days left before the holiday is upon us. This has been quite the year. As it comes to an end, we hope that this new coming year be better in many aspects.

It Is What It Is” will feature a special song every night as the countdown approaches.

Here is another song from one of my favorite music performers.


Piano Guys, Peter Hollens And David Archuleta Perform ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’ With 1,000 People

Though not quite the small and humble manger scene oft described in the Christmas story each holiday season, the impressive Nativity display put on earlier this month in Provo’s Rock Canyon Park still brought with it an incredible sense of wonder that truly has to be seen to be believed.

Luckily for you, that’s possible now thanks to a video released Friday by popular Utah instrumentalists The Piano Guys.

Several well-known musicians from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined together to create the Christmas music video featuring the song “Angels We Have Heard on High.”


The song is performed by The Piano Guys, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson and Peter Hollens, as well as David Archuleta and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

The video also includes footage shot at a live nativity performed in Provo on Dec. 1 that earned the Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest live nativity. The nativity scenes feature several well-known locals, including singer Alex Boye and YouTube prankster Stuart Edge and a choir of angels, who are members of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

According to The Piano Guys, the project took more than four weeks create, and more than 1,300 people helped with the project.

The end result is an incredible musical display revolving around the manger scene and meshing in moments captured from the filming of the World Record breaking event Dec. 1, including a breathtaking visual finale.

The song “Angels form the Realms of Glory,” can also be downloaded for free at

The video is part of the #ShareTheGift campaign created by the LDS Church.


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“Angels from the Realms of Glory” (mixed with “Angels We Have Heard On High”)

~~Published on Dec 12, 2014~~

The Piano Guys, Peter Hollens, & David Archuleta get together to sing “Angels We Have Heard On High”

Watch the #sharethegift video:


We ALL are ONE!!