Alan Watts: “I have often puzzled and puzzled, what it must be like, to go to sleep and never wake up. . .”

On this morning (as any morning), when we tend to get entranced by habits and stuff and people and dramas, the bracing and provocative remarks of Alan Watts are always welcome. In this ten minute segment, ostensibly about our musings on “death,” Watts slyly brings us to the tantalizing brink — of shedding ego for mystery.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Tania Marie's Blog and commented:
    I love the deep and complex thinking of Alan Watts. Thank you Ann Kreilkamp for this post that feels in line with the collective energy and all the transitions taking place.

    Synchronously, I was just talking with my family today, having quite a powerful discussion, as we often do, after their listening to a recent interview I posted from Mark Passio. We ended up also then discussing death and the fears people have around it, although both my family and I have none. We discussed how a lot of people we knew were currently challenged with a health crises, those that have or are in process of transition, and how this all is connected to the energy of this paradigm playing out right now in a bigger picture way.

    Alan’s words are powerful to reflect on.

  2. Susan McElroy says:

    Recently during my morning meditation, on the out-breath and the pause there, the thought comes: What if there were not another in-breath? What if that were it: that slow expiration, then silence. Utter silence. It is an unsettling thought to my body, and it shakes me a bit. I guess I still harbor considerable fears of death. This is a good way to explore them, gently, each morning. What if?

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