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You are the focus of the world that makes you possible.
Alan Watts, who died about 40 years ago, was one of the most widely read philosophers of the 20th century. He was best known as the leading Western interpreter of Eastern philosophy, especially Zen Buddhism. In 1971, Watts recorded a half-hour television program titled “A Conversation with Myself.”
The program features Watts wandering the hills and valleys of a remote region in California. He had been living there for some months, he says, to absorb an atmosphere different from the city, in order to discover the essential difference between the world of nature and the human world.
The difference between the two, he suggests, is one of style—like the difference between Picasso and Rembrandt. In a similar way, there is a difference of style between the things human beings do and the things nature does, even though human beings are themselves part of nature.