Master photographer, Trey Ratcliff (with his team), creates a stunning montage as the backdrop for this video of Alan Watts’ simple and clear wisdom. Music is by Hans Zimmer.
“… What are we made of? Now look here, a carpenter makes a table out of wood, and a potter makes pots out of clay. But I ask you, is a tree made of wood? Obviously not, a tree is wood. It’s not made of it. Is a mountain made of rock? Obviously not, it is rock. See our language contains innumerable ghosts. It is raining. What is this “it” that is raining? The rain. So we populate the world with ghosts, which arise out of the structure of our language, and thus therefore of the structure of our thinking. Because we think in language, or in figurine, and numbers. So therefore we have a basic picture of the world in which everything is being pushed around, because our common sense doesn’t allow that things shape themselves. Very odd!” …” ~ excerpt from Alan Watts’ words in this video.
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Featured Image: Composite of Alan Watts (pending attribution details) & Trey Ratcliff by Tim Dawson, CC BY-SA 2.0.