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Time to Wake Up – Alan Watts

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“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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The Beauty of Nothingness – Alan Watts

The Beauty of Nothingness

Imagine for a moment, that all your worldly belongings, all your achievements and attainments, (along with the importance of them)… Imagine all of them completely vanishing. What would it feel like?

In this sensorially stunning video, Alan Watts shares with us his profound and powerfully undeniable musings about the fundamental reality of the state of “nothingness”, and how beautiful it really is.

 

 

 

 

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May 27 – The Everything Not Me

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“At root, there is simply no way of separating self from other, self-love from other-love. All knowledge of self is knowledge of other, and all knowledge of other knowledge of self. I begin to see that self and other, the familiar and the strange, the internal and the external, the predictable and the unpredictable imply each other. In the features of everything foreign… and remote I begin to recognize myself. Yet this is a “myself” which I seem to be remembering from long, long ago— not at all my empirical ego of yesterday, not my specious personality.

The “myself” which I am beginning to recognize, which I had forgotten but actually know better than anything else, goes far back beyond my childhood, beyond the time when adults confused me and tried to tell me that I was someone else.. Long before all that, long before I was an embryo in my mother’s womb, there looms the ever-so-familiar stranger, the Everything Not Me, which I recognize, with a joy immeasurably more intense than a meeting of lovers separated by centuries, to be my Original Self.”

~Alan Watts
A Joyous Cosmology

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