Saturday, October 27, 2012

PhilosoPhical RemiX: Conforming vs. The Real You


Alan Watts
Conforming 
to Society 

  http://alanwatts.com/

The Real You

 mp3: http://melodysheep.bandcamp.com .

A philosophically oriented remix 
of the late Eastern Philosopher Alan Watts' 
1971 special "A Conversation With Myself" 
combined with visuals 
from the great art film "Baraka".

Please consider watching the original here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aufuwMiKmE

For fans of Symphony of Science 

Enjoy!


Lyrics:

You're breathing
The wind is blowing
The trees are waving
Your nerves are tingling

The individual and the universe
Are inseparable
But the curious thing is
Very few people are aware of it

Everything in nature
Depends on everything else
So it's interconnected

We confuse ourselves as living organisms which are one with this whole universe
With something we call our personality
And what is our personality?

And our fundamental self is not something just inside the skin
It's everything around us with which we connect

When you look out of your eyes
At nature happening out there
You're looking at you
That's the real you-
The you that goes on of itself

Now listen

It's absolutely necessary
That we let go of ourselves- and it can't be done,
Not by anything that we call doing it, acting, willing,
Or even just accepting things

It seems that the human being
Really has a very simple kind of mind
Nature is wiggly
Everything wiggles
And all this wiggliness is too complicated

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