Alan Watts – Powerful Message: What is Wrong With Our Culture

Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts, a man far ahead of his time. Created by The Omega Point Project.

Modern humanity will remain stuck in this pattern of perpetuating illusions that result in disconnectedness and self-destruction unless real consciousness is attained by sufficient numbers among those who exert significant influence on the course of things. Otherwise, people who do not really know who and what they are will continue to raise people who are neither taught nor allowed to discover who and what they really are, and things will proceed in a mechanical fashion in a world of limited consciousness and possibilities. Only the introduction of real consciousness into the process can raise us above our self-imposed illusions that limit the highest possibilities of humanity.

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Life is a sacred gift and trust that we share with all beings. We are all in this together. It is Love that brings All and Everything together; that holds All and Everything together. Without Love, when Love is blocked and withheld, everything begins to fall apart. By opening to the flow of Love through us, through everything we do, we can save our selves and each other from our self-inflicted pain and suffering, and the pain and suffering we impose on all beings. Only in that manner can we begin to evolve personally and even culturally towards realizing more of our potentials and our highest ideals. Together.

“Your world is an illusion. From the day you were born, you have been conditioned. Your schools taught you to be quiet, neutral and numb. Your media desensitized you to the suffering of your fellow human beings and the system slowly isolated you until it somehow felt normal to feel alone on a planet with 8 billion other people on it.

You worked hard for the future with your reward always just around the next corner or just up the next step. Everything was tomorrow but tomorrow never came. And you realized too late that you had never lived at all. Something was missing and no matter how much you worked, partied or paid you could not disguise it.

You accepted it as natural for one to be wealthy whilst another is poor, or the absurd notion that we must pay back the debt of our own existence. We traded community culture for corporate comfort and our most precious resource, our time, as a commodity.

We need to move beyond revolution and into the next stage of human evolution. A time marked by unparalleled compassion and peaceful co-existence. The shape of which we can not foresee as it must be created together. We will take no power back as we shall empower ourselves and we shall say: We are the humans. We are awake now. We reclaim our destiny.” – Anonymous