The Dream of Life (Alan Watts)

alan
Alan Watts

This is an inspiring and profound speech by British philosopher, writer, and speaker, Alan Watts (6 January 1915 to 16 November 1973), from his lecture Out of Your Mind.

Thrilled with the transformation of consciousness and the mutual interdependence of all things, Watts was a generous interpreter of Eastern religions and the quest for meaning in the West. Whether exploring the myth of ourselves based on our separation from others, the nature of selfishness, the fallacy of misplaced concreteness, or the illusion of the ego, Watts takes delight in demolishing the traps of conventional thinking. He asserts that we miss too much of the diversity and majesty of our experience when we close ourselves off to mystery, playfulness, and improvisation.

alanwattsquote2-omegapoint.jpg

Alan Watts audio courtesy of alanwatts.org, music by Goldmund – Threnody, and edited by www.tragedyandhopechannel.com

Credits: Earth HD, Home, BBC Planet Earth, National Geographic -The Incredible Human Machine, Washington – Enchantments – Canon 5D Mark II, Its a Wonderful Life, GoPro HERO3-Black Edition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s