Alan Watts – Happiness is NOT the Meaning of Life

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All That Can You Wish For

Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream. And that you could for example have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time, or any length of time you wanted to have.

And you would naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams you would fulfill all your wishes, you would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive. And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each you would say well I was pretty great, but now let’s have a surprise. Let’s have a dream which isn’t under control, where something is going to happen to me that I don’t know what its gonna be. And you would dig that and come out of that and say “wow that was a close shave wasn’t it.”

And then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further out gamble’s as to what you would dream and finally you would dream where you are now.

You Are The Creator

You would dream the dream of living the life that you were actually living today, that would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have of playing that you weren’t God.

“The life you are living is what you put yourself into.”
-Alan Watts

So then, this means that you’re not victims of a scheme of things, of a mechanical world or of an autocratic god. The life you’re living is what you put yourself into. Only you don’t admit it, because you want to play the game that it’s happened to you. As if you play life on the supposition that you’re a helpless little puppet who got involved or if you played on theĀ  supposition that it’s a frightful serious risk and that we really ought to do something about it and so on. It’s a drag.

Make It Count

There’s no point in going on living unless we make the assumption that the situation of life is optimal. And it makes you realize how great things are.

So in this idea then, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality. Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the self the deep down basic whatever there is, and you’re all that.

Only you’re pretending you’re not..

Source: After Skool

There’s no point in going on living unless we make the
assumption that the situation of life is optimal.
-Alan Watts

From @biocadence #alanwatts

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