THE DREAM OF LIFE
I don’t know why, but for some reason I am just speechless, every time I watch this Sonya Esman’s video, something clicks inside me, something I can’t explain. In any case, Alan Watts‘s words in the video come so deep down to my soul that I can’t speak, I just feel they are so full of meaning, meaning that is probably different for every person. That’s why I don’t want to say what those words mean to me and why I listen to them 5 times a day. I just leave you to read them yourself and see Sonya’s video. Hope they can inspire you as much as they have inspired me to create this illustration…
“If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death — or shall I say, death implies life — you can conceive yourself… you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental…
And then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today. That would be within the infinite multiplicity of the choices you would have.
[You are] God in the sense of being the self, the deep-down basic whatever there is. And you’re all that, only you’re pretending you’re not”.
Illustration inspired by: Sonya Esman
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