This 7 minute clip is part 2 of 2 with Alan Watts taking a closer examination at the reality of the ego (person-hood). He dives into it by explaining that the ego is simply a symbol, a method of tagging people, but ultimately it isn’t real. This video stands on its own, but you can watch Part 1 here:
This 10 minute clip is part 1 of 2 with Alan Watts taking a closer examination at the reality of the ego (person-hood). He starts out by saying that the ego is an abstract concept with the same kind of reality as an hour, and inch or a line of longitude. It is established at a very young age as a social convenience but the problem is that we treat it as it was “real”. This video stands on its own, but you can watch Part 2 here:
This 5 minute video from Alan maybe short but it packs a serious punch. As a form of reality check, Alan starts with the assumption of the big bang and leads us through a logical look at our role within the creation of the universe and how this translates into our true reality as human beings.
In this 11 minute audio from Alan Watts, he shares his message that if we practice religion in order to try to get something out of it, we are truly wasting our time. He goes on to explain how religion can become a way to celebrate life and is really about the pure enjoyment of it.
In this super short 5 minute video, Alan provides food for thought surrounding the concept of purpose and how our mind reinforces this concept by using memory to string along moments of eternity to create the illusion of purpose.
In this short 3 minute video, Alan reminds us that in nature “letting go” seems to be the natural order of things and that we can actually empower ourselves by letting go.
In this beautifully produced 5 minute video, Alan explains that there is essentially only one energy disguised in infinite forms and movements, and at the center of it all is “That” which you are.
In this short four minute video, Alan says a few words about the mind’s addiction to thinking and the solution which is simply to take some time to watch the mind without engaging with it (leave the mind alone).
In this beautiful 3 1/2 minute video, Alan describes “Nothingness” as the Ultimate Reality of which you are. This is not a nothingness with the absence of all, but rather an indescribable Nothingness which contains the entire universe.
In this short 3 1/2 minute video, Alan shares a unique perspective on our decision making process and choice making.
In this 8 minute video, Alan explains the importance of spending time here and now and yoga as the cessation of thinking.
In this 5 minute video Alan shows us how everything in nature is happening spontaneously and that we as humans are forcing ourselves to live for the future causing all kinds of problems for ourselves.
Coming from a world of science and philosophy, Alan offers the same exact description of the true “I” or true “Self” as most of the ancient and modern day spiritual teachers and guides. There is only the One, the One is All and you (we, I) are all that One.
This 10 minute video by Alan Watts provides some logical insight on the Universe being ONE. He uses examples to show that what we believe to be inside and what is outside is actually two sides of the same coin. There is no real distinction between the two because there truly is only one. In the world of form, you can not have one without the other.
This 3 and a half minute video has more wisdom then entire collections of books in describing the true nature of our reality.
In this 6 minute video, Alan uses the analogy of a boat to help us understand that the only reality there truly is is the present.
This video contains some awesome things shared by Alan Watts if you can overlook the incredibly annoying music. Please try to overlook the music and focus on the message.
Alan has a wonderful way of explain things without mysticism or dogma. In this 9 minute video, he takes us on a closer look into the unreality of the ego.