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Time to Wake Up – Alan Watts

alan watts time to wake up

“We have been bamboozled by religions, politicians, fathers and mothers…all sorts of people who tell you “you’re not it.”  And we believe it.  They tell you can’t do anything to change yourselves to become better, happier, mystics or more serene.

But if you see yourselves in the correct way – in the way that you truly are, you will see that you are all extraordinary phenomena of nature – just as are the trees, the shape of fire, the formation of a galaxy.  You are just like that. There is nothing wrong with you at all.   But we all object to ourselves in various ways – and yet there’s nothing wrong with that either. That’s part of the flow.  Get rid of your guilt. You needn’t feel guilty because you feel guilty. But of course you do.

Just please go along the gentle way.”

-Alan Watts:

 

 

Teacher:  Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.

 

Animator/Artist: Fabien Weibel

 

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