Tag: Alan Watts
It’s always a good idea plan for the future, absolutely. But life has proven to me time and time again that it strives in balance and will always return to such, as long as you don’t get in the way. And when we hold on or cling to life through the various ways we try desperately to control things, then we are literally planting ourselves right in the middle of the road, refusing to move and eventually life will create a current strong enough to get us up and going again.
Heart-wrenching and enlightening video with Alan Watts, Carl Sagan and Jacque Fresco on why we have poverty in the world and what we (collectively) can do about it.
Alan Watts: I wonder, I wonder, what you would do if you had the power to dream at night any dream you wanted to dream and you would of course be able to alter your time sense, and slip, say 75 years of subjective time into 8 hours of sleep.
The profound wisdom of Alan Watts, “The Dream of Life” (transcript below), is accompanied by a stunning video. Watch, listen, and read along.
Philosopher Alan Watts tries to answer the question about the nature of our existence, but in doing so he helps us understand the answer cannot be found. He could only say that existence is very, very strange and it’s about relationship. Transcript follows…
An awesome new video by Isaac Blencowe at Tragedy and Hope Productions featuring the late philosopher Alan Watts discussing the challenge of quietening the mind. Blencowe says that out of all of the videos he has produced, this is the one to watch. “This is one video which I think most people will be able to relate too, including myself. So many of us so easily get trapped in thoughts of the mind,” he says.
Another awesome video from Tragedy and Hope featuring an inspirational speech by the late philosopher Alan Watts on the importance of enjoying the life you currently have now – not the life you might have one day in the future. “You can’t live at all, unless you can live fully now,” says Watts.
Alan Watts: “We always insist that there is this subject called the knower, and without a knower there can’t be knowing. Well, that’s just a grammatical rule. It isn’t a rule of nature. In nature there is just knowing… When ideas don’t define the differences, you are this universe. You’ve got all of the time in the world.”
The profound wisdom of Alan Watts, “The Dream of Life” (transcript below), accompanied by a stunningly beautiful video by Tragedy & Hope. This video is a finalist in the My Hero Film Festival! Please vote for it HERE.
“We are going through an unprecedented consciousness shift… we will completely revolutionize the structure of our society and planet forever…
Fundamentally you will be able to be human, in the pains, difficulties and struggles that naturally go with human existence. But to have no hang-ups, that is to say, to be able to drift like a cloud and flow like water, seeing that all life is a magnificent illusion, a playing of energy, and that there is absolutely nothing, fundamentally, to be afraid of.
If money did not matter, what would you want to do with your life? Timeless words of wisdom from the late great Alan Watts.
Alan Watts: Things are not explained by the past. They’re explained by what happens now. That creates the past. And it begins here. That’s the birth of responsibility.