Watts and Emerson

“It is thus that almost every morning, when I first awaken,I have a feeling of total clarity as to the sense of life,
a feeling of myself and the universe as a matter of the utmost simplicity.“I” and “That which is” are the same. Always have been and always will be. I could say that what constitutes me is the same jazz that constitutes the cosmos,
and that there is simply nothing special to be achieved, realized, or performed. And so also Emerson, in his essay on “Self- Reliance”:” 

These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is per­fect in every moment of its existence —- But man postpones or re­members; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.”

Alan Watts, In My Own Way. p250