Alan Watts – A conversation with Myself
February 1, 2011
Learning from Allan Watts comes naturally when listening to his articulate thoughts and philosophical discussions. He gently, yet profoundly, teaches us to see and think in new ways, immediately expanding perspectives in interesting and holistic directions. The wisdom he shared is eastern philosophy with a zen approach; universal, understandable and accessible by all.
In this talk, Alan Watts considers our place in the natural world, how we relate to it and how we consider ourselves separated and connected to the whole of our reality. He explores our ideas about ourselves and human consciousness. This recording was made in 1971, 40 years ago and is as relevant and applicable today as it was then.
We’ll be featuring work by Alan Watts again; he has much to teach us, and revisiting his lessons is always a pleasure for those important reminders in life at just the right time.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. ~ Alan Watts
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. ~ Alan Watts