I mean, wow! I love this video.
Alan Watts so perfectly describes something about our society that I have been thinking about for years.
At the ripe old age of 14, while in junior high, I remember realizing that everything I’d done since kindergarten was just a step in preparing me for the next thing. And that string of “things” I needed to prepare for seemed to be never ending.
I looked back to the past: I attended preschool to prepare me for kindergarten, kindergarten prepared me for grade school, grade school for middle school, middle school for junior high.
I looked toward the future: junior high was supposedly preparing me for high school, high school for college, college for graduate school, graduate school for my career, my career for my retirement.
It all seemed so planned, so predictable, so unexciting, so meaningless.
Life is this exact moment. This moment is all we have. This moment is where life happens.
Look around you…this moment is beautiful! Let’s experience it with our entire being.
p.s. Thank you, David Lindberg, for sharing this video.