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14 Dec 2013 19:17 #128734 by Proteus
I try to listen to Alan Watts almost every day. I know at least a few others here who like to as well. Even just one helping of Watts can really make a difference in bringing us back to the truth of "here and now", if listened to with an open mind and an open heart, without trying so much to nit pick mathematical details of logic and accurate interpretation.

So this is a thread for us to share text, audio, and video by Watts, for any of us to visit in our day, and contemplate our own realities.

Remember, the thoughts of Watts are an open-ended world. The point of listening to him is typically not intended to start at a single point and arrive at a final conclusion. Both of those are determined only by you at anytime. Whatever you let yourself get from his material may be reflected in how you feel about things during and after each piece.



To start, I give you one of my top favorites. I hope you enjoy it....


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14 Dec 2013 19:23 #128738 by Reliah
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This is a great idea, Proteus.

The Real You - Alan Watts

"You are something the whole Universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing."

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14 Dec 2013 19:56 #128739 by Alexandre Orion
Please keep this going ...

It is a big part of that 'back to basics' I keep going on and on about ... :blush:

Listening to Alan Watts (among others) frequently keeps us reminded of the foundations of our faith.

It is also delightfully entertaining ! :cheer:


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14 Dec 2013 20:59 #128746 by Drexid
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My favorite by him.

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14 Dec 2013 21:27 #128748 by Zenchi

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15 Dec 2013 09:03 #128807 by Alexandre Orion
Jedi breakfast :



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15 Dec 2013 09:16 #128810 by Whyte Horse
My personal favorite...

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
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15 Dec 2013 22:44 #128909 by Proteus
An essential way of understanding the founding concept of the Force...


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17 Dec 2013 16:29 #129284 by Proteus
This is one I ran into earlier today, and it opened my thoughts up so much on things, it's wonderful! It doesn't get too "riddle-y" or mystical either... its one of his more practically worded seminars... I HIGHLY recommend this....


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26 Dec 2013 16:03 #130613 by Proteus

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