Alan Watts: For Spiritual Grounding

April 26, 2016

I heard Eckhart Tolle once say that it’s a trait of a master to ground the student either by you being near them, hearing their voice, or even reading their words.

I’ve found this to be true for me.

Quite often, I’ll be feeling scatterbrained, anxious, annoyed, irritated, or just lost in this world thru my senses. This is normal for all humans. We get sucked into the world and lose our seat of the soul.

At times like these (if I can remember), I’ll turn to one of the masters.

A favorite of mine is Alan Watts.

He’s a zen philosopher, a man of the world, piercer of the illusion we are all in. He gets it.

Within a couple seconds of hearing his booming, strong voice, I start to regain my stability. It’s like someone slapping you when you’re in hysterics, or dousing you with cold water when you’re on fire. Something like that.

I’m not the only one. Just look at the youtube comments left on his videos and you’ll see he has the same impact on many.

One of my favorite activities is to load one of his youtube videos using the mercury browser on my iphone, then letting it play in audio mode and go about doing whatever it is I need to do. Wash dishes, cook, drive, lay around, sit in a fir sauna, whatever. It’s a great way to ground back into my Self.

I think you will enjoy his talks also.