Parts of it are worthy of listening to more than once.
"Your It" is really a mixed bag. It is possible that some of the negative reviews were from people who didn't actually finish the lectures. But for some of the glowing reviews, I must say...it wasn't that good.
After starting it, the whole first 2 - 3 hours, I kept thinking, wow, if this guy is an intellectual, then so am I! Mr. Watts made me laugh out loud a few times, but really, he can manage to say a whole lot about nothing (Watts must be the original Seinfeld). I almost gave up on the thing as well.
However, it did get better toward the middle of the series, and toward the end was really good. If it hadn't been for the last few hours, I would have given it 3 stars instead of 4.
What I discovered about myself while listening to this is, if I were a better public speaker, I could have come up with a lot more interesting things to talk about. And I must say,
it is a little ego boost to find out you are an intellectual. That fact alone must be worth an audible credit. Yes?
I think Mr. Watts is good as simplifying things, but he simplified things so well that he managed to almost turn them into nothing other than him rambling.
But with all that said, when it was good, it was good. There is even another book by the Mr. Watts that I might take a chance on. Again, I don't feel the lectures were as mind blowing as the glowing reviews, but the book wasn't as bad as the negative reviews, either.
I think that Alan Watts is gifted, in that he can really break things down in a way that is understandable. But...I also think that sometimes this can be distracting, and he could have sped things up a little by leaving them a little more complicated.
"You can't blame anyone else for the world that you're in. And if you know that I, in the sense of the person/the front/the ego, really doesn't exist, than it won't go to your head too badly if you wake up and discover that you're God".
This is Alan Watts closing sentence for this recording and it summarize everything! Masterpiece 🙏🏻❤️
Laughing Out Loud
It seems a bit ironic to me that in being asked to set aside thinking, I felt so compelled to think. Even so, I felt this book walked with me on my journey.
Superb, Alan Watts is a great speaker/philosopher, funny, Amazing new knowledge and easy Understanding.
He is Just a master, something he used to love was share his point of view.
I did not find that this has anything to do with hiding, seeking, or being found. But that's fine because Watts helped to broaden my thinking.
When approached, You come with an open mind and an open heart. Everything is a useful tool towards acknowledging your perfect right now. IMMORTAL SOUL
Very good provocative thoughts for life religious and meaning of your life is this cosmos
The book / lectures are great for those who are seeking Satori. Listen and see if you can find it or if you should seek it :)
Challenge your understanding of the world and just have fun :)