Alan Watts – Being in the Way – Ep. 27 – Love Of Waters

In celebration of the waters that bring life to all things, Alan Watts reflects on the separation between human civilization and the natural world.

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“Perhaps the ghastly mistake was just that step in man’s evolution which made it possible for him to comment, to reflect upon life as a whole. In being able to stand aside from life and think about it, he put himself outside it and found it alien.” – Alan Watts

In this unique and experimental recording, Alan Watts discusses
  • The beauty of life on the waters in Sausalito, California
  • The rhythms of nature
  • Time and timelessness
  • The transformation of one form into another
  • The separation of man from the natural world
  • Objecting and Objectifying the world
  • Identity and being able to know knowing
  • The spacious environment of the ocean

“Although the rhythm of the waves beats a kind of time, it’s not clock or calendar time, it has no urgency. It’s timeless time, because I know I am listening to a rhythm which has been just the same for millions of years.” – Alan Watts

Listen to more Alan Watts talks:
Being in the Way Ep. 1: Alan shares a dharma talk on Taoism, the interdependence of nature, and dropping out of karma
Alan Watt’s son, Mark, shares background on Alan’s early life, before introducing two of his father’s specially curated dharma talks focused on karma, in Being in the Way Ep. 2
Therapy, religion, mystical experiences, & Jesus: Being in the Way Ep. 6
The connections between Taoism and relativity, technology and human evolution, culture and separation: Being in the Way Ep. 3
Our place in the universe and how very natural it is to be human, in Being in the Way Ep. 4
The joyous cosmology that we are God playing the roles of ordinary people: Being in the Way Ep. 21