For our wedding reading this week, we’re talking about In Madness Lies Sanity by Alan Watts. Alan Watts is a writer, speaker and somewhat of a philosopher. In this reading, Alan Watts speaks on the act of falling in love. He says about how falling in love is a giant leap of faith into the unknown ruled by our irrational human emotions. It seems like madness because there is no logic behind love. However, because loving and being loved is at the centre of being human, this is actually normal and sane behaviour to us humans. Thus, in madness lies sanity. But you’ve had enough of us explaining, read the real thing. You can download a free PDF of this emotional wedding reading if you like!

In Madness Lies Sanity

by Alan Watts

Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it's crazy. Falling. You see? We don't say "rising into love." There is in it the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is always a curious tie at some point between the fall and the creation. Taking this ghastly risk is the condition of there being life. You see, for all life is an act of faith, an act of gamble. The moment you take a step, you do so on an act of faith because you don't really know that the floor's not going to give under your feet... so, actually, therefore, the course of wisdom, what is really sensible, is to let go, is to commit oneself, to give oneself up and that's quite mad. So we come to the strange conclusion that in madness lies sanity. 


In Madness Lies Sanity

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Leah Blundell

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