The Real You

Who is the real you? This motivational and inspiring lecture given by Alan Watts ponders that very question.

Wake up and find the real you

Watts says it’s time for everyone to wake up and find what he calls “the real you”. He says “If you are ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up. And if you’re not ready you’re going to keep  pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me’.” He essentially means that we need to take responsibility for our own self, and as a result, stop blaming the world and other people on our downfalls. And because of this, it will result in an easier time of finding our true self.

He continues by asking us, “Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… Imagine what it’s like to wake up having never gone to sleep – Think about it. You can not experience ‘nothing’. Why should we be scared of an experience we can’t have? “

Alan Watts is a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. This speech was extracted from “Does it do you, or do you do it” by Alan Watts, courtesy of alanwatts.org. You may also like some of our other motivational speeches, like this one by Mel Robbins.