How Do You Define Yourself?

4 May

How do you define yourself? An inspiring lecture from the late Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Watts wrote more than 25 books and articles on subjects important to Eastern and Western religion, introducing the then-burgeoning youth culture to The Way of Zen (1957), one of the first bestselling books on Buddhism. In Psychotherapy East and West (1961), Watts proposed that Buddhism could be thought of as a form of psychotherapy and not a religion. He also explored human consciousness, in the essay “The New Alchemy” (1958), and in the book The Joyous Cosmology (1962).

His lectures are highly enlightening and promote an awareness of living for now not the future. If you can go in depth to his lectures your mind will opened to a whole new way of thinking. This type of thing generally isn’t generally my thing but i found his motives very interesting.


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