Life is not a journey

Because we simply cheated ourselves a whole way down the line. We thought of life by analogy with a journey—with a pilgrimage which had a serious purpose at the end—the thing was to get to that end success or…heaven… But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing—and you were supposed to sing or dance while the music was being played.

Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher best known as an interpreter of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. His monologues have a powerful way of connecting distant abstract ideas with the present moment and his words have a unique way of putting life into perspective.