Being alive

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

Alan Watts

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We are sick!

We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the ilussion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.

Alan Watts

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Normal?

It is a special kind of enlighenment to have this feeling that the usual, the way things normally are, is odd uncanny and highly impropable.

Alan Watts

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Life is simple.

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

Allan Watts

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What if money was no object? [video]

Awesome speech by the great Alan Watts, together with an awesome video, enjoy!

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Take nothing for granted!

The most valuable insights come through questioning the most obvious forms of common sense.

Alan Watts

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