m: moving alan

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god?  And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment – from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies – how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?
—  Alan Watts, The Book
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Alan Watts, Spiritual Teacher, “The Nature of Consciousness” full lecture.

I recommend that you get comfortable, pour yourself a beverage, put your feet up and listen to this lecture. I guarantee that you will get more from this than from binge watching the latest offer on Netflix.

Alan Watts explains the human condition and our perspective and relationship to consciousness and reality and discusses an adequate satisfying image of the world and how we can attain our sensations and feelings in accordance with the most sensible image of the world that we can conceive.

He also discusses pantheism, theism and differing theories of reality.

“The vision of the universe today from the most sophisticated physics is that the universe is patterns. Self-moving, self-correcting patterns.”

— Alan Watts, On the Nature of Consciousness


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Numb3rs » Uncertainty Principle | Season 1, Episode 2

“Statistically, you’re dead now. You understand what that means? A man aimed a gun at your head and fired. The fact that you survived is an anomaly and it’s unlikely to be the outcome of a second such encounter.”

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QI on customer service in the UK

Still my FAVORITE QI rant from David Mitchell. XD