The Lecturer I Wish I Had in College

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Dear fellow explorers,

The man I am going to present to you in our story of the day is more than extraordinary. I happened to come across one of his lectures published online. Fortunately, there are quite some records released and available for the curious minds. The topics this teacher discusses are all about life, universe and divinity. The way he speaks about the technological advance feels like he is a contemporary visionary, though his time was from the previous century. I guess that’s the ‘paradox’ of the universal truth.

No wonder Alan Watts is a brilliant narrative. It is impressive how he talks about eastern philosophical teachings in a very comprehensive manner. The examples he gives in order to make a good point are amazingly entertaining. Every now and then you can hear on the record the audience laughing and Watts chuckling. He definitely knows how to pull a joke on a serious matter. He advocates the simplicity in life in living it here and now. Indeed things are not so truly seriously complicated, after all. Neither should we stress that much, nor indulge in overthinking for our own sake, right?

 “No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen”

So I kept listening to the talk dedicated to Zen, the meaning of life, the laws of attraction and little by little I started imagining the School of Life, where teachers such as Watts are essentially needed. My curiosity for knowledge got me seeking more of the encapsulated wisdom I have just found.

Mr. Watts’ speech would go on:

 “Usual cosmic jazz. That’s what there is, and every bit of it is happening now.”

Music to my ears. Yet remember that any excerpt taken out of its context can be misinterpreted, so I wholeheartedly recommend to you, fellow wanderers, to dive in one of the 25 books written by this author and to listen to any of his nearly 400 preserved audios. I still have tons to explore, to learn, to encounter. I do believe in the universe within ourselves. The information I usually find makes me reveal what is forgotten. I see the road of the heart and mind as important as travelling to any destination. Sitting in front of my laptop, yet went on a journey guided by Alan Watts. When we broaden our mind, we get another key to hack the freedom code.

 

 “If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy.”

Keep swimming in the cosmos! So long, fellow travellers!

Your always exploring,

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