Alan Watts: Why Your Life is Not A Journey

“The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. It doesn’t have a destination that it ought to arrive at. But it is best understood by analogy with music. Because music, as an art form, is essentially playful. (…) We thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage and that thing was to get to that end. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing or to dance, while the music was being played.”

– Alan Watts
Video by David Lindberg
Music by Sleeping at Last : Saturn