Alan Watts tells you how to turn work into play

Very cool to find this video. I’ve never seen this footage before, or heard this “lecture,” as it were.

“The art of washing dishes is that you only have to wash one at a time. If you’re doing it day after day, you have it in your mind’s eye an enormous stack of filthy dishes which you have washed up in years past, and an enormous stack of filthy dishes you will wash up in years future. But if you bring in your mind the state of reality, which is…this is where we are, there is only now… you only have to wash one dish. It’s the only dish you’ll ever have to wash: this one. You ignore all the rest. Because in reality, there is no past, and there is no future.”

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