The end is near; the end of a cycle. We just rehearsed today for the first time since our last European tour that ended in mid-June. It was like putting on an old pair of jeans.
Here's an article about a core message in that book, letting go: " Alan Watts: Anxiety, Enlightenment, and the Wisdom of Insecurity. Throughout the history of civilization individuals have had access to myths which conveyed the sense that life was meaningful and secure — that human beings have a central place in the universe, an importance in the grand scheme of things. With the rise of science these myths have been penetrated and dissolved.
My favorite is "the power of memories and expectations We are easily so focused on baggage from our past. And if we don't have a vision for the future, as it says in the Bible, we perish.
There are reasons for supposing that a revolution of this kind was the original source of some of the main religious ideas, standing in relation to them as reality to symbol and cause to effect. The common error of ordinary religious practice is to mistake the symbol for the reality, to look at the finger pointing the way and then to suck it for comfort rather than follow it. Religious ideas are like words—of little use, and often misleading, unless you know the concrete realities to which they refer.
Explore a legendary philosopher's take on how society fails to prepare us for education and progress. A prolific orator, writer and philosopher, Alan Watts was one of the first contemporary figures in the early 20th century to bring Eastern Zen philosophy and thought to a large Western audience. He was an instrumental figure in the s counterculture revolution and continued to write and philosophize until his passing in
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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness. Alan Watts was a writer, speaker and philosopher who brought eastern philosophy to western spiritual seekers. He was and still is loved by many in the spiritual community, and his large volume of writings and lectures is considered by many to be a great source of wisdom.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. They must be felt with the heart.