For those of you who don’t know this iconic figure, prolific author and speaker, Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience.
Alan Watts influenced the beat and hippie generations and helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States.
Alan Watts was cult figure in the nineteen‐fifties and early sixties, when Zen achieved a certain popularity in the United States. He was nonetheless critical of what he considered the beats’ ego‐conscious interpretation of the philosophy, which led, he said, to self‐justification.
“Zen is above all the liberation of the mind from conventional thought,” Mr. Watts said ”and that is something utterly different from rebellion against convention, on the one hand, or adapting foreign conventions, on the other.”
Alan Watts Acceptance of Death
Who told you that you will live forever?
We share a beautiful experience, all of us, and that’s the time we’re given to live our lives.
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin
Why do we write inspirational articles, or share this kind of videos? Well, life is beautiful when we’re living every second of it, and philosophers such as Alan Watts shows the importance of every tickling second.
Things come and go, and it’s up to us, as a human sponges, to suck every lesson and experience out of them, whether they are good or bad. Death is just what makes it extraordinary.