Do you hear the noise?
This video features a great excerpt from a talk by Alan Watts about meditation.
The video creator, “Omega Point”, has done a great job at setting the audio to some wonderful footage in a beautiful setting, and at times overlaying it with words and sentences from Alan Watts narrative.
And the noise…
The video has a “noisy” intro to build up to the talk, and act as a contrast to the topic of the talk. Press play and have a listen.
The talk is only 2 minutes long, but with profound wisdom, and a great inspiration to start meditating (if you haven’t already).
Alan Watts begins by talking about the growing problem in our society with thinking too much, often compulsively.
“Like everything else, it’s [thinking] good in moderation. A good servant, but a bad master.” – Alan Watts
He then goes on to talk about the negative results of this, before he talks about the remedy – namely meditation.
And the whole talk ends with this beautiful quote:
“Of course you can’t force your mind to be silent. That would be like trying to smooth ripples in water with a flat iron. Water becomes clear and calm only when left alone.” – Alan Watts
You should of course watch the video and listen to the talk yourself.
Have a listen, and let us know what you think by submitting a comment below!
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