Lessons On Life-Inspiration From Alan Watts

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What If Money Didn’t Matter
What do you desire?
“What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? You do that and forget the money.”
“If you say getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time.”
“You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid.”
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
“We’re bringing up children to educate them to live the same sort of lives we’re living in order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children… to bring up their children to do the same thing… Therefore, it is so important to consider this question, what do I desire?”
The Real You
“What you do, is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now.”
“You are something that the whole universe is dong in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing you.”
“The real you, is not a puppet in which life pushes around, the real deep down you is the whole universe.”
“Try and imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up…what was it like to wake up after never having gone to sleep? That was when you were born. You see, you can’t have an experience of nothing.”
“After you’re dead the only thing that can happen is the same experience or the same sort of experience as when you were born…after people die, other people are born. And they’re all you, only you can only experience it one at a time, everybody is I, you all know you’re you.”
“When they come into being that’s you coming into being…only you don’t have to remember the past in the same way you don’t have to think about how you work your thyroid gland…you don’t have to know how to shine the sun, you just do it, like you breath.”
“Doesn’t it really astonish you that you are this fantastically complex thing, and that you’re doing all of this and you never had any education in how to do it.”

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