Most People Will Never See It – Alan Watts on Identity

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An inspirational and profound speech on identity and what you think you are from the late philosopher Alan Watts. Original Audio sourced from: “Alan Watts – 'Myth of Myself'" and “Alan Watts – 'Not What Should Be' from Tao of Philosophy”

"When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication."
– Alan Watts. (1915 – 1973)

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37 Comments

  1. This is a beautiful metaphor. I am definitely a leaf on the living tree…. to expand on this, go to the we plants are happy plants YouTube channel.

  2. Dear person, who reads it. Yes, I mean exactly you! Maybe we don’t know each other. Still, I want to say, that I believe in you! You will certainly achieve your dreams and your happiness! Just don’t give up and be honest with yourself! Now you have at least one person who constantly believes in you, which means you are fated to realize your dreams! No doubts here ^)
    *Best wishes for you ❤️ from a small YouTuber..*

  3. I ask myself, “Who Am I?” and I feel connected, spiritually. I am part of Spirit. I am higher consciousness. I have been pulled into the light within the dark and am each and every time I think I might sink into an abyss. I always rise, in Spirit. I feel enveloped by Spiritual Energy. Angels, on high. Ancestors. Soul Tribes. My beloveds. High Vibrational Energy Am I. 🙏💙

    • @Japheth E no, that is a certain perspective. Maybe it’s not working for you, but that is irrelevant. It seems to fit Shar and that is what really matters. Focus on your own perspective and live your life to the best of your abilities. Good luck 🙏

    • @Japheth E You juat haven’t had a spiritual awakening. It is being evolved. I do not choose to only believe in what I can taste, touch and smell. Move on negative person. Faith is real.

  4. If you are reading this
    I would like to let you know
    You are on the right path and well guided.
    You will be blessed with health and wealth and only good comes your way!
    ~ Much love from a Law Of Attraction YouTuber💜

  5. After losing my job in the pandemic😷.

    I created my channel believing for MYSELF, YOU and the rest of the WORLD🌍☀️

  6. seeing through the illusion of personal identity is _hard_ – it is hidden in plain sight

  7. Many of us are told from a young age who we are. We identify with the name that our parents gave us, our job title, or even the own image of ourselves – our ego. But we are not any of these. We are simply consciousness experiencing and observing this universe from a unique, humanoid standpoint. In this way, our experience of nature and nature itself are not separated, but the same everlasting ‘you’ that always was and always will be.

  8. Right on!!! I saw the other one was gone because I have it on a playlist and it’s one of my favorites and I love you made another one so quickly

  9. _”To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”_

    *Ralph Waldo Emerson*

  10. I believe I’m a spirit within my own self. And I believe that the devil is just a wannabe of everyone because he’s a dumb mice

  11. It is absolutely absurd to say we came into this world. We didn’t. … We came out of it. – Alan Watts

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