What do you desire?
The next phase of the Life Design workshop looks ahead to the student’s future. This shift in focus is introduced by a short video narrated by Alan Watts. The video provides several thought provoking messages that help set the tone for the next exercises.
- Doing the same things will produce the same results!
- Do the things that you like doing!
- Ask yourself 'What do I desire?'
“I always ask the question, ‘what would you like to do if money were no object?’ How would you really enjoy spending your life?
Well it’s so amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say well we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Another person says I’d like to live a normal life and ride horses. I say you want to teach in a riding school?
Let’s go through with it. What do you want to do? When we finally got down to something which the individual really wanted to do, I will say to him, ‘you do that.’”
– Alan Watts.