Dreaming of Life

A paradox of consciousness is that trying to crawl inside the very idea of our own consciousness is a labyrinth or a mobius strip: the inside is the outside and there are no boundaries.

Fortunately the world has its philosophers, and sometimes they give us clarity into this dream of life. That is what Alan Watts did in his years of writing and speaking in the ‘40s and ‘50s about then-new ideas of bringing eastern philosophies into western world, to talk about the idea of universal divinity and the Godhead.

You can feel yourself not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke.

This video is a snippet of one of his most famous talks, “The Dream of Life.” Listen deeply and hear what resounds for you, a new way to think of our mortality and our being. Watch, for more wisdom.