Each day I go for an hour long walk. It can get boring at times, but I’ve found it really helps to listen to different lectures, audio books, and music, which moves the time along. My favorite person to listen to is Alan Watts, an Eastern philosopher who discusses culture, life, and religion. Here is a lecture excerpt where he’s discussing our culture and what’s wrong with it.
It’s very rare for a speaker or author to fundamentally change the way I view myself, the world, and others, but Alan Watts does that for me. When I think like him, I feel at peace with the world, with other people, and with everything around me. I’m kinder, more empathetic, less judgmental, and more thoughtful. I’d recommend downloading his talks and listening to them when you’re out and about. They’re available online for free.
The other day I was discussing isolation with my friend Greg, and I want to share some of the things we were thinking about in my next post. Maybe I’ll write about it tomorrow or this weekend.