Alan Watts:

The Real You

Children think about that.

It’s one of the great wonders of life.

What will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up?

And if you think long enough about that, something will happen. You will find out, among other things, that it will pose the next question to you: What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep? That was when you were born. You see?

You cant have an experience of nothing; Nature abhors a vacuum. So after you’re dead, the only thing that can happen is the same experience, or the same sort of experience of before you were born. In other words, we all know very well that after people die – other people are born. And they’re all you, only you can only experience one at a time.

Everybody is I, you all know you’re you.

And wheresoever’s beings exist throughout all galaxies it doesn’t make a difference. You are all of them and when they come into being as you come into being. You know that very well.

Only you don’t have to remember the past in the same way you don’t have to think about you work thyroid gland or whatever else it is in your organism. You don’t have to know how to shine the sun., You just do it. Like you breathe.

Doesn’t it really astonish you that you are the fantastically complex thing and that you’re doing all of this and you never had any education on how to do it?