We Are Nature – Alan Watts (Transcript)

We Are Nature

Narrated by Alan Watts

Produced by Dogs Go Woof Productions: https://www.dogsgowoof.com.au

Original Alan Watts Video: https://youtu.be/JQHWrCYS8cM

0:05
The way an ecologist describes human behavior is as an action, what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now.

0:20
You are something the whole universe is doing. In the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.

0:32
Nature, human nature included, is an organism. And an organism is a system of orderly anarchy. There is no boss in it, but it gets along by being left alone and being allowed to do its stuff.

0:56
We need a new kind of consciousness. Because if we don’t experience ourselves that way, we mistreat our environment. We treat it as an enemy. We try to beat it into submission. And if we do that, comes disaster.

1:16
Underneath the superficial self, there is another self more really us than I. And if you become aware of that unknown self, all you realize that it is inseparately connected with everything else that there is; that our real body is not just what’s inside the skin, but our whole total external environment.

Transcribed by https://otter.ai