Our Need For a Sense Of Unity

Alan Watts and Terence McKenna talk about our need for a sense of unity as our global problems are getting worse and we have become enemies of our planet and each other. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Guided Meditation (Awakening The Mind) — can serve as an intro to meditation too. Lovely

Here is Alan Watts, a name which needs no introduction, sharing his method of obtaining self awareness.

Meditation has become something people think is mysterious and hard to truly attain. It’s not true. It’s really very simple and Alan Watts states it all quite simply here.

This is a very lovely guided meditation that can also serve as an introduction to meditation. Enjoy … [click on title to read the rest]

To Speak the Truth

Alan Watts discusses the limits of language. The quality of the video is really bad, I just listened to Alan, who is always a delight.

Right here, right now

So…how to be in the present moment? I like simply starting by suggesting paying attention. If formal meditation feels like too much how about just taking a moment — right now — to pay attention? What can you hear in your environment, right now? What does the air feel like on your body? …

Be here now

I remember the first time I encountered Ram Dass’ book Be Here Now. I actually found it at a garage sale when I was in college. I had never heard of it and had no idea it was famous. It was truly an AHA moment for me. All these years later, remembering those three words as mantra continues to inspire. BE HERE NOW. It might be considered cliche in some circles but given I remember the first time I heard it and it was long before it became so colloquial, I still like it and it brings me to mindfulness. I’m sure it’s important for people to find their own way of coming to mindfulness. … [click on title for the rest of the post]