BEING AWARE OF AWARENESS

By Alan Watts “So the whole game that our culture is playing is that nothing really happens unless it’s in the newspaper. So when we’re at a party, and it’s a great party, somebody says, It’s too bad there wasn’t a tape recorder. And so our children begin to feel that they don’t exist authentically […]

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無爲

“It would be better doing nothing than to interfere with the system of relations that exist.” – Alan Watts     Wu wei  (無爲) is a concept literally meaning non-action, non-doing or non-forcing. Wu wei emerged in the Spring and Autumn period to become an important concept in both Taoism and Chinese statecraft.   In the […]

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Your Life is Not a Journey

“The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. That is to say, it doesn’t have some destination that it ought to arrive at. But that it is best understood by the analogy with music. Because music, as an art form is essentially playful. We say, […]

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THE COINCIDENCE OF OPPOSITES

Alan Watts explains the sense in nonsense and how to enjoy the playfulness of life while sincerely participating in the human game. “If, therefore, we forget, you see, that black and white are inseparable and that existence is constituted equivalently by being and non-being, then we get scared. And we have to play a game […]

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Let Go

“Letting go” has become a catch-all phrase in spiritual circles that often get misinterpreted. Here’s a powerful video of Krishnamurti, Alan Watts and Terence Mckenna discussing the art of mindfully letting go of our attachments and what it really means to live in the flow of life. The moment we make it about “keeping” something […]

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