The philosopher/Zen teacher Alan Watts was a Quantum Revolutionary.
Quantum Revolutionaries are people living and dead, who have made an indelible mark on the lives of others and of society in a way that truly raises awareness and consciousness, and makes a difference.
They are transformational figures, folks from various walks of life who in one way or another are bringing the consciousness revolution and Quantum Revolution to the forefront.
Alan Watts was a Quantum Revolutionary became he was committed to transformation through understanding and speaking out about the radical truth, and he was also committed to helping people understand and get past the taboo against knowing who they are.
In the short video clip above, Alan Watts talks about one taboo: the subject of Money, and what if it was not an object to recklessly pursue.
What if, he asks, we pursued our dreams in life, our passions, and didn’t think about whether we could make money at it? As Watts points out, if you walk the path of what makes you happy, if you take the road less taken, and don’t let the pursuit of money be your primary goal, eventually it will work out.
In our money-driven society, this is a refreshing reminder that financial success doesn’t always equal happiness and that you should pursue what truly matters to you every day.
If people focused on what made them happy when pursuing their life’s work, it would truly be a transformative process. When people are happy, and doing good work that doesn’t harm others, it makes for a better world.
The writers of the U.S. Constitution knew this when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all people have the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – this was an important component to democracy.
But what is happiness? is it buying bigger and more expensive things? No, it’s feeling that the kind of work you do is a full expression of who you are as a human being.
And that’s what Alan Watts gets at in the short video above. Watch it, and when you do, I hope it inspires you to find your way.