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Alan Watts Being in the Way

Ep. 24 – Myth of Myself

Alan Watts Being in the Way
Alan Watts Being in the Way

This time on the Being in the Way Podcast, Alan Watts delves into questions of identity, purpose and buying into the ‘Myth of Myself’.

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In this episode, Alan Watts explores:

  • The question of our own identity and our place in the world
  • Myths of the self handed down through history
  • Viewing ourselves and the world with a “floodlight consciousness” – rather than the narrow “spotlight consciousness” we are taught to see the world through
  • How we are not born into this world, but grow out of it – “In the same way an apple tree apples, the Earth peoples.”

“The most fascinating problem in the world is who am I? What do you feel when you say the word I? I myself?

This problem has fascinated me for many years. Most Western people locate their ego inside their heads. This is the ordinary average conception of what is oneself.” – Alan Watts

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Alan Watts Being in the Way
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