Embracing Death as an Essential Part of Life
Philosopher and spiritual teacher, Alan Watts,
spent his life teaching people to wake up and
unlearn much of society's conditioning.
words of wisdom carry a power and truth that is
Alan Watts says we need to change
the way we
think about death and embrace it as an essential
part of life.
So therefore in the course of nature once we
have ceased to see magic in the world anymore,
we're no longer fulfilling nature's game of
being aware of itself.
There's no point in it and so we're done. And so
something else comes which gets an entirely new
point of view.
It is therefore not natural for us to wish to
perpetuate life indefinitely, but we live in a
culture where it has been rubbed into us in
every conceivable way that to die is a terrible
And that is a tremendous disease from which our
culture in particular suffers.
His teachings on death help all of us to truly
live, because surely if you embrace the
possibility that you will die, you will invest
your energy more fully into life.